September 21, 2015
Aloha! (I need a new way of greeting y'all)
Sooooooo, I had an interesting week! They put what is called a Tiwi in our cars. I'll send pictures. It talks to you when you drive. I have a card that I have to log in with or else every 1/4 mile is says "NO DRIVER," and if I go over the speed limit it says "CHECK YOUR SPEED", I have 6 seconds to go down to the posted speed limit or else it'll send something to the fleet coordinator and mission president, saying that I did whatever I did. If I turn, stop, or accelerate too fast, it says "AGGRESSIVE DRIVING". It also says "AGGRESSIVE DRIVING", if the car leaves the ground. ALSO, if I go over 90 mph, it sends something directly to the president fleet coordinator for the whole church, which I would never do! Woohoo! It has a GPS, which is plugged into the car, and it can tell when I unplug it. Our mission president will be notified if that happens.
We actually thought that the voice was turned off, because it hadn't yelled at me for the first couple of days. I called the fleet coordinator (Elder Puskas) and he told me that it should be on. Then we were driving to the adult session of stake conference, and it said "CHECK YOUR SPEED". And we were all like: "It works!!!" I am a good driver. *Knock on wood,* and I am humble!
We got new phones! They are blue! They switched over to AT&T instead of Sprint, thank goodness. It's just a slider phone, no biggie.
I GOT SHOT, with a little shot from Walgreens. I got a flu shot. Our mission president REALLY encouraged us to get them, because if we got the flu, we could be out of work from 14-20 days, doing nothing. I got one.
We have been blessed with a blessing! Her name is Janet! We saw her 3 times last week and she really is amazing. She has been so prepared. She is so sweet, she's reading the Book of Mormon and praying a little bit! There was a mix up for church, otherwise she would have come! She was sad that she missed it! Next week! She accepted a baptismal date for October 11th, and I am confident that she can make it. Everyone that we teach has their own personal challenges and concerns, but as she reads the Book of Mormon, prays, attends church, and turns to Christ, she can and will overcome her trials!
My companion just revealed this to me. I was praying before we were planning, and it is always good to say specific prayers. I was praying to find a specific amount of people today, and the word 'four' came out of my mouth. I was so surprised. My companion and I hadn't even discussed a goal for how many people we wanted to find. Then later, I prayed for 6, because I was like "Why not?! I have sufficient faith." We didn't find anyone in our area that day... But it just came to my realization, Sister Turner told me, that we were blitzing (our whole zone goes into one area and talks to people and invites them to hear more about the Restored Gospel).We actually found 6 people for the other sisters to go and see! God works in mysterious ways! Every prayer that we say never goes unanswered.
I have come to a realization that I am hitting my nine month mark in a couple of weeks. I almost start crying, whenever I think about it. I can't talk about it, not only because I'll cry, but my companion will ask why, and she is brand new to the mission. Time is going by way to fast, and it's nice in the moment, because the mission is hard! But I love it so much, and I don't want it to end. I know that I have tons of time still left on the mission. But still, I just love my mission so much. I love the people here so much. I love the missionaries. I love my mission president and his wife. I can't even describe the love that I have for them and the mission. Like a Godly love (maybe charity, IDK). I JUST LOVE IT, AND I NEVER WANT TO LEAVE. It's kind of how I feel about my family! I love you all so much! I am so happy that we are sealed together for time and all eternity and I pray that we will all make the right choices so that we can all live in the Celestial Kingdom together with our Father in Heaven.
If any of you are doubting to serve a mission, don't doubt, pray. Just do it, #nikeitup. It really is the life! I never want to leave. I LOVE my mission.
I know that Christ lives. He is our Savior and Redeemer. Only through him can we make it back to our Father in Heaven. I love my Savior and elder brother, Jesus Christ, and I am beyond excited to see Him again one day. I just want to hug Him and do all that I can to repay him. He is amazing. Just convert yourselves to him!! Be exactly obedient! Don't be of the world. Heavenly Father is in charge not Satan. Who should we follow? Jesus Christ. Our whole purpose is to come unto Christ and make those covenants (baptism and the other ordinances in the temple). We are trying to become like our Father in Heaven, and we need to make those covenants. "Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing." D&C 88:119
I love to see the temple. Prepare to go there someday! Take advantage of them! You literally live less than 20 minutes from one. I would go all the time if I could, and I will after the mission.
Tiwi, the Sister's new car toy
"I love my companion"
"We found this during the blitz. I was too
scared to pick it up, so Sister Turner did"
(this is her hand).