Thursday, July 30, 2015

Week 7: It's Great to Be a Missionary!

¡Familia y Amigos!

This week was full of miracles!

-Monday we went to P-day in Paola, which is about an hour from Iola, and had a district BBQ. One of the companionships in our district got 40lbs of meat from their Bishop, and we made the most of it! We had all kinds of steak and chicken marinated and seasoned 15 or so different ways and it was all so good! Then we played some sports and drove back to Iola to go to dinner and visit a few people!

-Tuesday the Sister Training Leaders scheduled a blitz, which is where they come to our area and we go on splits, so we could visit more people since we have been kind of limited due to Hermana Bressler's headaches. Before we left, Sister Vest called to tell us Sister Bressler's neurologist appointment got canceled, pretty frustrating, but God knows what he is doing! I went out with Sister Mansell and we went and visited our investigator Carol and she is working on quitting smoking and doing pretty awesome! She had a set back a few days ago, but she keeps doing better and better! We visited a couple less actives and we had about an hour left on our blitz before the STL's had to leave, so we decided to try and contact some referrals! The first people we went to visit weren't home and we had another referral that lived right up the street so we went to her house. She answered the door and asked who sent us. Usually this kind of conversation goes south pretty fast, but turns out she had met with the missionaries for a long time and she let us in! What a miracle! Her name is Robin and she is honestly golden! We shared the Because He Lives video with her and it was awesome! The spirit was so strong and we set a return appointment for Friday.

-Wednesday we went to District meeting and on the way there the mission psychologist called us and asked if we could go see him in Independence that day at 2, so we finished our meeting and headed that way. After the meeting with him they told us they scheduled another visit with a different neurologist for the 6th of August, which is transfer day, so hopefully neither of us get transferred! We got home and went to the Bishops house for dinner and Hermana Bressler was pretty wiped out so we went home.

-Thursday we went to Chanute to see the Chiropractor after lunch and Hermana Bressler got her last adjustment so that was good! We got done with that and drove back to Iola for our dinner and ended up having a couple less actives join the family we ate with! It was a super powerful message! The members actually know Robin as well, and her entire extended family and told us they would love to introduce us to everyone else! We are super excited!

-Friday we had a slower day due to a pretty bad headache Sister Bressler got, but we got to go and bring Robin dinner and visit with her some more! She honestly is absolutely amazing! We went out to dinner with a member of the ward, and had real Mexican food. SO GOOD. But it was a pretty good regardless!

-Saturday we had a busy day! We went to a members house and tried to set up their computer to help them do some indexing, but it wouldn't recognize the hard drive, so they ordered a new version of windows (the newest one they had was windows 95) and hope that will help! Then we     set up a lot of our appointments for this week and had correlation at Bishops house. It was really awesome! After we gave our report for this week and our plans for the coming one, he told us that all the people who had been on his mind were people we are planning to visit. The spirit truly does guide us, and this is Gods work. 

-Sunday. I love Sunday. Church was absolutely amazing! I love going and partaking of the sacrament and being reminded of the covenants I made when I was baptized. I also love that every week there is always something said that feels like it is just for me! Much needed rejuvenation to be better this week than I was last!

As usual, I have prayed to know what to share with you all this week. I know that God often answers our prayers through others, so I hope you know he is aware of you!

"And now, I ask, what great blessings has he bestowed upon us? Can ye tell?" - Alma 26:2

I love this scripture! God blesses us in so many ways! How often do we fail to recognize it!? So I'll pose the question, can you tell? This week I would encourage you all to take time before your prayers at night to reflect all the ways you saw God's hand in your day. As you take the time to do this you will be able to recognize all the ways he was there, and the more you do this, the more ways you will see him. After you have reflected thank god for each of those experiences while you pray, and ask God to open your eyes to his hand in your life. You will be happier. You will have a stronger sense of gratitude. You will be able to recognize God more in your life, and in turn see opportunities to serve others. As you go throughout everyday trying to seek him out, you will realize how much he loves you and you will see him. I hope you all will take this to heart and be able to strive to be happy and grateful regardless of the circumstances. I know God loves each of you. The plan of salvation is the plan of happiness! I know that Jesus Christ and his atonement are central to that plan. How grateful I am to know that I can be changed for the better through Christ and be given the strength to do anything. This gospel brings me so much joy! Sharing it with others everyday brings a kind of joy that I didn't know I could feel, and I know it is true. 

I hope you all know that I pray for you everyday! I feel so much love and support from you all! I am truly humbled to be a missionary that is supported by such wonderful family and friends! You are all awesome, and I hope you see a week full of miracles amidst your everyday lives!

Love always,

Hermana Hunt

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