Hey Hey Hey it's Sista Smith!!!!
So far today has been a pretty good one!!! I've been laughing all morning and I just love my mission with all my heart!!!! So much joy! This is my joy, this is my joy, this is my joy!!!! Oh man have you heard that we are going to go through another polar vortex. We're supposed to have 2 days that are in the 60s! How crazy is that!!! Haha Michigan I just love you so much!!!
Well here is a play back of my last week!
Monday: I honestly can't remember. I did get some watermelon which is pretty yummy!!!
Tuesday: Oh crazy story. Sister Morrison and I were door knocking and we knocked into an older gentle man and he let us right in. He asked why we were there and then we started saying we were from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he went on saying that he went there and had a calling and that he hasn't been there for a while. It turns out that his son was a member growing up and he went with him and received a calling, but was never baptized. He is now like 88 and doesn't want to change which is lame and he says he doesn't have time to meet with us. Well I guess we'll just have to go back and talk with him some more!
Wednesday: Oh man one of the bummer moments of the week. We had a lesson set up with someone that we are super excited to meet with and they shinned us.... meaning they didn't come to the appointment and didn't call saying they weren't coming. It was a bummer, but hopefully we'll be able to get in contact with her again.
Thursday: We went to see an investigator and he was pretty much going to drop us but his wife came and started talking to us and she was the sweetest person ever! She was like oh I'd love to talk with you more about the church and I've been to one of your services before and I liked it there. We're hoping to meet with them and talk more about the church and the restoration of the gospel.
Friday: We finally met with our investigator Angie again!!!! It has been like a month since we've actually been able to meet with her. She is a breast cancer survivor and she has just been getting her life back in order so we are hoping that now that she is feeling more organized and healthier we're hoping she'll have a great desire to find how to put Heavenly Father more in her life!
Saturday: I met President Jacobsen and boy is he intense!!!!! But in a really good way! He is awesome! He was a football coach for a high school in Utah and has been around teens like his entire life! He is like having a coach! We watched a sports inspirational clip and boy did it hit home! It was amazing cause he related it back to missionary work and giving your best and all that you've got while to you are here. Seriously tears almost came! It's gonna be a good 6 months left in the field! I do miss President Hess though. They had their home coming and Sister hunt sent me tons of pictures of missionaries I've served with! It was crazy and one of the best emails ever!
Sunday: Sister Morrison and I did a ton of walking. Haha we thought our planning was good and then it ended up not being as great as we thought... haha well sometimes things happen.
Spiritual Thought: Something that I've been pondering about is how hard being a disciple of Jesus Christ really is. The thing is though that it doesn't end once I come home, when I get released, but it never ends. I am always a representative of Jesus Christ because when I was baptized I promised to take upon His name, always remember Him and keep his commandments. When I think about how hard it really is going to be I just have to remember that Salvation isn't a cheap experience and that if I want that I'm going to have to work hard and always strive to be a disciple of Christ. I think about it and I think because Heavenly Father loves us so much He has given us the opportunity to become like Him and the only way to do that is to do hard things and to grow and progress. Something that I have learned though is that I can do hard things, we all can! When we look towards Christ, who gives us strength, we are able to accomplish those things that are put in our path. I'm so grateful to have a knowledge of this and a desire to do my best and be a disciple of Jesus Christ that I may be able to live with Heavenly Father again. I invite you all to ponder about how we all can be better disciples of our Savior, Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
I love you all!!!