Okay, so I love the country. We got to go back to Olympia last night for a fireside (which was awesome- I'll talk about that in a sec) and I just immediately wanted to go back into the country-land. I think I'm going to live in the country someday hopefully, because I just feel at home and it's so laid-back and BEAUTIFUL. (and the speed limit is always over 50 which is nice) I don't miss city traffic and buildings everywhere and whatnot. So I do love this area.
The weather lately
has been quite an adventure... haha. It gets into the 40's and humidity
is at like 98% always. So knocking in the dark pouring freezing
sleet-rain is ridiculous - we were walking backwards to keep our hoods
on and not face the iciness in our face, but after Saturday night we
were literally soaked through everything (my skirt is still drying) and
freezing and it's quite an adventure. I couldn't help but just be
laughing all night and how ridiculous it was. It's rather exciting cause
while Stevens and I were walking backwards shivering yelling over the
wind-rain I said "so it's like this every night in the winter right?
this is the cold?" and she said "this is nothing.." SO. Winter 2014 here
So the fireside last night in Olympia was AWESOME. I got to
sing twice actually! :D I got to duet for a part in the EFY medley we
sang (and it's cool cause we say we are now the Lord's missionaries
instead of we will be and it gives you the chills) and then got to be
part of a elder-sister group singing beautiful savior. It was so great! I
miss miss miss singing. It was so fun. AND I got to see David and
Eleanor last night!!!! David came and it was SO good to see him! I was
joking with him and said "see ya at your baptism ;)" and he just scoffed
at me. HA! It's happening. ;) And Eleanor I just absolutely adore.
There is the most wonderful feeling in the world seeing the people you
love so much again!! It fills your whole soul! I can't even describe it
to you! All of the craziness is worth it in the end.
fireside we got to sleepover with the STL's in Lacey which was a blast.
This morning we got to all study together and went to lunch (at
PANERA!!!) and just had a jolly good time.
So anyway. This area has
so much going for it and I'm so excited to see how this all turns out! We
found a few new investigators and are teaching like 6 unbaptized kids,
which is fun stuff.
I am just learning a ton always. It is super humbling being a missionary. I love these people!
ok here's a thought I was pondering this morning in study. I was reading
in Alma 2ish and the Amlicites join up with the Lamanites and come up against the Nephites (the righteous ones at the time) and it says that
they see the bad guys coming "as many as the sands in the sea" , so I
totally just imagine the scene in Mulan where there's this lil group of
them and they see the clouds move and there's these masses of Huns coming
over the mountains towards them, and there's no way they can logically
defeat these guys. BUT, back to the scriptures, it says the Nephites
prayed mightily unto the lord (I would too, rather mightily I might add)
and because of their faith it says that the Lamanites began to flee,
even though they were still outnumbered. Its totally a pattern in the
scriptures that when a nation wages war in anger/hatred, its those in
defense of their land and family, on God's side that always wins. Every
time. God's side will always persevere, so why would we ever choose the
opposite side? AND, even when they were still outnumbered the bad guys
were running away and I think of those people on our side fighting for
us that we cant always see. They're there too :) we are never alone!
I love you!!! I hope you have the best week ever!
Sister Charity Wilson