We had a lesson with this cute lady, and she is so positive! We talked about het heilsplan and it was so full of the spirit. She is so cool.
District meeting was absolutely wonderful this past week. The zone leaders came to visit, and they're both elders I've worked with before in other areas, so that was fun. They're doing a really good job. Our district leader is on his last transfer, and he's also really awesome. He always asks if anyone has any questions, just open for any question. One of the zone leaders, Elder Smith, asked, "When was a time when you've felt the love of God the most, or really strong in your life?"
It was SO cool. We all just shared some experiences, and it was funny because they were all things that happened in the MTC or on our missions :) Then we talked about why that is. Missions are just such special experiences and I am so grateful for this time to be here serving my Heavenly Father.
Also Zr Jones gave a wonderful Christlike Attribute on Charity and Love. It was an awesome meeting. I felt so motivated and awesome after. Love those moments :)
Also Zr Jones' little brother left on his mission this week! He is going to South Africa (durban mission, mom :) Crazy crazy.
Another wonder this week was EXCHANGES WITH ZR HOPKIN! She and I were companions in Groningen, and it was one of the best transfers of my mission. Seriously she is one of my best friends out here and it was so good to work with her again. She's my role model, and I'm so glad she's our sister training leader right now! It was great to teach lessons and contact people with her and just to think of how much we've both grown since last year. It was a day of laughter for sure :)
Thursday was so cool. We had two first lessons with these awesome new people. Very excited about them both.
I read an article from a liahona about patience, and it was really really good. It talked about how patience is not indifference, but caring very much but being willing to submit to the will of God. It used the same quote Caden (my brother) used in his email probably a month ago, but from a different talk by Neal A. Maxwell
"There is also a dimension of patience which links it to a special reverence for life. Patience is a willingness, in a sense, to watch the unfolding purposes of God with a sense of wonder and awe—rather than pacing up and down within the cell of our circumstance.
Too much anxious opening of the oven door and the cake falls instead of rising! So it is with us. If we are always selfishly taking our temperature to see if we are happy, we won’t be."
I REALLY like the last sentence. I also have heard it put this way: "Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier."
Not being satisfied with what you have.
We need to certainly "do all things that lie in our power" (d&c 123:17) (best scripture ever) but trust in God and wait for His timing.
"I am learning to 'count it all joy' when my patience is tried -- not because I find joy in the hardness of it, but because I know that it has a glorious purpose."
ach it was so good! look it up please. https://www.lds.org/liahona/2015/08/young-adults/patience-more-than-waiting?lang=eng
oh whoops there's the url
I hope you all had a good week, there's so much more to tell but I'm literally way out of time
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