I am from Reno, NV and have been called to serve in the South Carolina Columbia Mission! I report to the Provo MTC on January 7th, 2015. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve. I cannot wait to start this 18 month adventure. I have a testimony of this gospel and want those who read this blog to feel the same love that I have felt from my Father in Heaven.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Dear friends and Family
This week was going and going and going. Really the whole thing was very normal and nothing crazy exciting happened with investigators. We are still working with Buck. We found service opportunites this week and had a good time with that. We went through tons of clothes and folded them for a lady in a ward. So simple but Sister Morris and I jsut had a blast.
We went to go see a new move in this week and my GPS takes us the shortest way. Well mind you, the darn thing took us to North Carolina. Going into North Carolina and then down to the house saved us maybe 100 ft. It was priceless but it was fun. Then we got on with our day and did our misionary thing.
On Saturday I got bit by fire ants. I dont know if I wasnt paying attention but when it happened it didnt bother me much ( I get bitten by ants all the time here) Im used to the sting. Well come yesterday morning, my foot was swollen and I could barely fit my shoe over it. I know why they are called fire ants now. YOUR FOOT IS ON FIRE and itches so bad. With that being said, we went to the Martins to get some medicine for it. Well she went online and she started reading the abnormal symptoms which means you are over allergic to the bite. Well she started reading them and most of them fit me. So really the swelling should not have been that bad and or the itching. I want to make it clear, bugs and I on the East coast do NOT get along. So fun experience.
This week I have pondered so much about our identity. We are literally Gods children. He made us in His image. He is not just some cloud in the air or a personage of Spriit. He is our Father in Heaven of flesh and bone. We knew Him and we walked with him. We have merely forgotten in this life that we used to dweel with him and we knew him as our friend and Dad. We try so hard in this life to become acquainted with Him and His plans when in reality, we knew of this before we got here. I know my Savior lives. He is my best friend and He lifts me when I am down. This life is about BECOMING like him. What can we do to become more like him? We can start by knowing our true identity. He is our perfect brother; an example to us.
Im not sure if I have shared this video before but President Uchtdorf nails it with who were are!