Wednesday, January 6, 2016

December 7, 2015

I could definitely be a professional Christmas tree fluffer when I get off my mission. I have had a ridiculous amount of practice in the last couple weeks. That's probably my future career. 

Anyway, this week was weird. We went to see this investigator named George that Sister Tiritilli and Sister Johnson had met before I got here, and he's interesting. He did say he would definitely study the Book or Mormon, but he seems a little skeptical about it. He truly believes that mankind was put on earth by Martians. Sooo we'll see if the Spirit can straighten him out.

Here's a picture of me and 2 other sisters at zone training when we all decided it was a sweater, scarf and maxi skirt day.

Here's a fun story. So we helped this less active lady to set a date to go to the temple since she hasn't been in forever and we decided on Saturday. So Saturday comes and this other member who was going to go with us drove us up to the temple. (The less active lady said she would have her son give her a ride since he wanted to go too.) So we get to the temple and lo-and-behold, the less active lady and her son didn't show up. So we didn't know what to do since we're only allowed to go to the temple if we bring a recent convert or less active member. So we asked President Gardner what to do and he said we could do sealings! It was Sister Tiritilli's first time doing sealings, so that was pretty cool. AND, as we were leaving the temple, we ran into Sister Johnson in the parking lot! That was the best thing ever.

​Sister Tiritilli's awkward fortune cookie.

One of the members in our ward had this genius idea of doing "Living Christmas Cards." Which basically means that someone in the ward will give us the name and number of someone they want to deliver a living Christmas card to, and then we go visit that person, sing them a couple Christmas songs, and read the story of Christ's birth in Luke 2. Which all seems like a really good idea at first, until you actually do it and realize how awkward it is. It's so awkward. Especially since Sister T and I are literally the worst singers I've ever met. 

A Savior Is Born is so awesome! If you haven't seen it yet, go watch it. 

And then go share it with all your friends. If you want pass-along cards, let me know and I can hook you up. We only have a couple three million of them.

Quote of the Week:
Please understand that what you see and experience now is not what forever will be. You will not feel loneliness, sorrow, pain, or discouragement forever. We have the faithful promise of God that He will neither forget nor forsake those who incline their hearts to Him. Have hope and faith in that promise.Learn to love your Heavenly Father and become His disciple in word and in deed. Be assured that if you but hold on, believe in Him, and remain faithful in keeping the commandments, one day you will experience for yourselves the promises revealed to the Apostle Paul: “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
~Dieter F. Uchtdorf

And one more, because last week's quote was lame:
"Weaknesses and trials teach us charity, compassion, meekness, patience, courage, long-suffering, wisdom, stamina, forgiveness, resilience, gratitude, creativity, and other attributes we need to become like God."

~Sister Temp

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