Monday, September 21, 2015

I'll skin it if you kill it


So, this week we were knocking and walked down a driveway to this guy who was in the middle of skinning a bull. He wasn't interested, and usually I'd ask if there's any way we can help them, but decided we'd leave that one alone. My comp was happy about that. 

Kris didn't get baptized this week, she is still working on quitting smoking :( She didn't come to church yesterday and we're not sure why.. we think she's getting discouraged. We haven't been able to contact her in the past couple days so we may drive out to her house tonight and swing by. Prayers for her are super appreciated! 

Our scripture study class was pretty good. Kris was the only one who came, but we had a really good lesson on faith with her, and she told us it was just what she needed that day :) We also announced on Sunday that we're bringing refreshments to the class, so we're hoping members show up. Mormons love food, right?
We got permission to go to transfer meeting on Tuesday even though we weren't being transferred, which was way fun. My favorite part is just seeing my friends! I love missionaries!
Last night we went to the Elma stake youth mission prep thing because they needed a pianist. :) It was a good meeting and very honest about the difficulties of a mission. Our zone leaders and President and Sister Blatter spoke, and President asked Sis Stirling to come up and say what she wish she'd have known or done before her mission since she's experiencing the change now. She did so good being impromptu and being so sincere. She's awesome and I love her so much.

As a quick thought, I thought a bit more about the sacrament yesterday. It's sometimes just something we do and it's easy to get distracted by other things. I was reading through the prayer:  
O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it; that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him, and keep his commandments which he hath given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.

and one part that stood out to me was that we "are willing" to take upon us the name of Christ and always remember Him and keep His commandments... it doesn't say we're ready or perfectly worthy, because we're not. But we are willing to try, and that is what He asks of us. He asks that we remember Him, and by so doing we'll remember that we can rely on Him when we do fall short and need extra help. We don't have to do anything alone unless we choose to- He's always there. He asks that we are willing and that we do our best. He doesn't expect us to be perfect, but He expects us to progress. Take what we've learned and use it to build us :)

I love the gospel! I love you all so much! Have the best week!
Sister Wilson
 Transfer meeting: Where's Wilson?

Sorry I failed and didn't take any pictures this week. 
But here's a flashback for ya to my first day in the mission field. It was only yesterday.

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