Last Monday: I won every game of P-Day sports. I was the only sister actually playing. And one day we were playing three on three and I killed all the Elders on the opposing team before the Elders on my team even knew where they were. Eli would have high fived me. I was proud of my self and so was everyone else. What a blessing. I guess I have a lot of emotion to get out. hahaha. It was an awesome start to the week :)
Tuesday: We had an awesome lesson with Cristal. She is a recent convert that loves missionary work. We did missionary role plays. I was the "investigator" and Sister Crowe and she were the missionaries. I asked the question "Why is faith important?" She told an awesome childhood story about Santa Clause and how faith helps people to be happy. She bore a super powerful testimony on how I need to just have faith. I almost teared up because I felt like Heavenly Father was talking directly to me. Plus, her testimony of the truth of the living Christ was super super powerful! :)
Wednesday: MISSION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL! And I was Sister Pence's companion again. What a blessing :) We talked about "actually talking to everyone," "inspired questions," and a few other trainings by the APs and president and his wife. I love to be in a room full of dedicated full-time missionaries. That night we had dinner at Sister Scholls. We had delicious corn chowder in bread bowls. Mom would be proud. I loveed it and got seconds! Then we had correlation with our new Ward Mission Leader. He is awesome!!
Thursday: Halloween. In the morning we had district meeting.
In the afternoon we did weekly planning, after that we had dinner with Sister Conger and she fed us pizza.
Then we went to Kelsy's house for her call opening. She is going to GUATEMALA!!! :) :) :) :)
In the evening we went up to the mission office to spend time with all the missionaries. (Have I told you lately how much I love missionaries?? I AM A MISSIONARY. Weird... Awesome.) We all met and started with a prayer than Sister Neider called Sister Pence and I up for a "recitation," but she wanted us to sing the music we wrote to "Work."
I have often said one of the greatest secrets of missionary work is work. if a missionary works she will get the spirit, if she get's the spirit, she will teach by the spirit, if she teaches by the spirit, she will touch the hearts of the people, and she will be happy. There will be no homesickness, no worrying about families. For all time and talents and interests are centered on the work of the ministry. Work, work, work. There is no satisfactory substitute, especially in missionary work.
Anyways, So that was sudden. But it was funny, and I think we all enjoyed it. After that there were a few announcements, then the movie started. We watched Ephraim's Rescue. It is a pioneer movie, done really well! If you can get your hands on it, you should watch it. There is one kiss the whole movie, and let me tell you... It sounded like a chapel full of 11-year-old boys that accidentally saw their parents kiss. So great, so funny! That is a moment that I will never forget. :) After that we, a quartet (I am singing a lot lately), sang Come Thou Fount. The spirit was strong!
We were released and were given tons of candy and treats. I loved seeing all my mission friends. Especially Sister Coltrin, Sister Berger and Sister Pence. I LOVE THEM.
Friday: Sister Crowe was sick, most of our day was at home. Saturday, too.
Sunday: YAY, church! During church, I met up with another Sister Training Leader and we went to Zion's Youth Choir and Sympathy to be greeters and ushers. It was fun and we got to watch the performance. I had an excellent time. I wish I could explain what a blessing it was to take an evening to spend at the Smith Center and listen to beautiful, inspiring music. Heavenly Father loves me! :)\
I hope that all is well at home. Sunrise is prospering!
~Smiles from Sunrise