August 07, 2017 - The Week I Finished 1/13 Of My Mission

Friends!

What a week it has been. I cannot believe it is PDay already. This week we had interviews with President Lee! He is such a great man. They say you don't get called to a place but to a mission president and I can attest to that. He is so inspired. I'm grateful for the chance I had to meet with him for a bit and check in. Because of interviews I decided I would actually curl my hair and give that a go. Never again will I attempt to make that effort. Florida and doing your hair does not work like you would hope. Anyway, interviews were great.

Unfortunately this week I wasn't feeling too well so we spent a day in while my body fixed itself. Thankfully it did and we didn't need to waste anymore time. We did happen to go out that night and since we didn't have a car and we were not up for biking, we walked. Naturally, all appointments we had made had fallen through so we did a lot of knocking. A normal activity for us. As we were walking home we noticed a storm was rolling in and it was coming fast. Florida storms are not to be messed with. Especially the lightening. We called one of our sweet investigators who saved us. She got to us just in time and took us home. We love love love our Miss Sarah! She saves us more times than we can count.

Our deaf investigator Debra came to church again!! We were SO excited to see her. She loves going to deaf sunday school and deaf sacrament. In relief society it's harder because there aren't as many but we have a great interpreter. Please keep Debra in your prayers as we continue to teach her and continue to help her towards baptism. We are so excited for her and her continuous faith in our Savior.

This week I learned a lot about humility. Especially when it comes to my signing skills. It's been hard but I know that this is where my Heavenly Father needs me to be. I know that this is the refining I need. In 1 Nephi 20:10 it talks about being chosen for refinement. I think I've said this before but I will say it again, do NOT deny yourself the refining God has in store for you by thinking you are too good to suffer. Friends, this is the hardest thing I've ever done but I know with my whole soul that this is worth it. I know that this gospel has been restored and that this is the way to happiness and our Father in Heaven. If you don't know that yet, it's okay. But don't sit and wait for that knowledge to come to you. Faith requires action. Ask God. He has the answers and I promise He will give them to you if you are sincere.

Thank you so much for your love, support and prayers. I love you all! 

Official district picture

Official district picture

Malibu Crew (we all drive Chevy Malibu's)

Malibu Crew (we all drive Chevy Malibu's)

Oh and we survived transfers. Sister McConnell and I are staying in St. Augustine Shores for another transfer!!

Oh and we survived transfers. Sister McConnell and I are staying in St. Augustine Shores for another transfer!!

Gotta love the Sunshine State

Gotta love the Sunshine State

We went tracting and found the beach. This is torturous...

We went tracting and found the beach. This is torturous...

This is the prettiest area I swear

This is the prettiest area I swear

Posted on August 7, 2017 .