August 17, 2015
I remember last year I was super shocked when I found out that school was starting for my siblings, and here we are again! Happy first day of school to all of you that start today. And I'm sorry that you aren't able to have my job right now!
So this week was a pretty crazy one. We started it off with MLC all day on Tuesday. It was pretty cool. In the morning we talked about changes that are going to be made in the mission. The first thing that we talked about was transfer meetings, and that one will be a big change, because we won't be having one anymore. That was the most boring part of the meeting, but it was really cool to hear everyone's opinions and see what really happens before the mission presidents make big changes. Then we had lunch and got some training afterwards. The spirit was definitely there because everything that they talked about was geared towards things that our hermanas need right now. So after that, the other Hermana Training Leaders and us decided to have an Hermana Training to talk about some things. It’s going to be so good because it will help us be more united and fix some of the problems that we can see.
We had exchanges this week with the Sudley Hermanas, so Hermana Moleli came to me and Hermana McMillan went to Hermana Riddle. It was the best exchange that I have had on my mission by far. It was so cool, because I felt really in tune with the Spirit. There were some worries that she had and a lot of things going on in her life that she opened up and told me and I was able to help her out with them. I love being able to see the difference that I can make in people's lives and that was one of the things that I saw this week. It was amazing the difference in her before the exchange and after. It helped us both realize that the Spirit leads us in everything we do as missionaries. We planned the exchange for Wednesday to Thursday and we were supposed to have a meeting, but I felt like we needed to do the exchange anyways. Hna Moleli told me that at the beginning she didn't think she needed the exchange but that afterwards she saw how necessary it is. Sometimes I get worried that I am not following the Spirit, but then things like this happen and I just realize that after all this time I am so used to following the promptings that I receive that it feels normal. I don't want that to ever change. I want it to always be that easy to follow God's will.
That wasn't the only time this week that I got to see the effect I can have on others. Maybe I can't always see it so much in the people that I am teaching, but this week I got an email from a friend telling me about how much have been able to help him. It was amazing to take a step back and see what I am doing for others. It is my favorite thing to see the blessings of what I am doing, and if I am helping others come closer unto Christ I am fulfilling my purpose as a missionary, and that's all I could ask for!
Sorry this email is shorter than usual, we have been super busy lately! That's a good thing, but my thoughts are all over the place. I hope that you all have a great week and strive to follow the promptings of the Spirit, because you will see the effects :) Love you!