|The group at the castle...|
|My split with Sister McMurray and Fuller|
It was good to hear from all of you this week! I am excited for next week. I can’t wait to hear where Matt is going on his mission! And yes, I agree with all of you. General Conference was amazing and much needed! I got to watch it in English, which I am really grateful for. All of the Young Single Adults speak English, and they prefer watching it in the native speakers language (I don’t blame them... translations are hard) and so we all watched it at the church. The time change makes things really weird though. On Saturday at six p.m., we watched the morning Saturday session (it was live). The afternoon session was played the next day at two, with the Sunday morning session at 6 p.m.. So we didn’t get to watch the Sunday afternoon session yet, but we will watch it at some point. Sadly, Kristin was
busy this weekend, so we didn’t get to watch it with her, but we have an appointment for this week (finally!). We will probably show her one of our favorites.
|Our goodbye with Danielle|
This was a good week though. I kind of feel like it was a dream, and now I feel like I am just on a really long split—haha. The beginning of the week, our week was packed with appointments so that Sister Petersen could see everyone before she left. I thought it was really funny because most of the members she wanted to say bye to were the Spanish members. She just loved them so much. We were able to see the Paulinos and Damien’s family. The appointment with Damien’s family was just hilarious. Damien shared the Reeses with all of them, and when we were there, they were all just raving about how good they were. And then they all just starting chanting "QUEREMOS MAS!" Oh man, I was just dying laughing. We also met with Carmen and Danielle. That appointment with Danielle was really hard for both of them. Sister Petersen was the one that originally starting working with Danielle to bring her back to church. They were both crying, and it was really touching. As Daniele drove us home, she turned to Sister Petersen and said "I think you need to teach me how to pray again. They aren’t working. I prayed for you to stay, but you are leaving.” We all just starting laughing.
|Here are our "Friendship Cats" from |
Kinderegg Toys. Precious, huh :)
|Sister Wrathall is my new companion.|
So this week, I am going to stop being Laman. I have a goal where I am not going to back down. If one person tells me they are not interested, I am not going to just throw in the towel and call it good. I have prayed and pleaded and during Conference, I have felt that this week, I will find someone that is ready to be baptized. There is someone out there waiting to hear what I have to tell them. I am going to try, try, and try again, and I am going to find this person. If there is one thing I learned from Sister Petersen, it is how to talk to people. Last week was much, much needed and now that she is gone, I can’t forget it.
I love the Book of Mormon. The more I read it, and the more I try to apply the stories to my life, the more relatable it is. I know that it was written for our time, and I know that it can give us the guidance, peace, and help that we need. I am grateful for General Conference, where we can hear from our latter-day prophet and apostles, and have new modern day scripture. Heavenly Father is a living God, and He loves us now just as much as He loved the people in Christ’s time and since the world began. It just makes sense that He would give us a prophet again to lead and guide us and help us find our way back home. I am so, so grateful.
I love this gospel, and I am grateful for the joy that it brings into my life.
I hope that you all have a great week!! I am excited for next week’s emails. I really hope that I have a cool one from Matt!! :)
Love you all!
Also, I found a family that might be able to help us with the German letters that you sent me forever ago. They got super excited about it, and I sent it to them. They want to sit together and translate it! So that is cool. Schauen wir mal!