Hello beautiful humans!
Wow this week was one to remember for sure!!! First of all, I am emailing today because next Monday is a holiday here, (Boxing day), and all the computer places will be closed. But let me tell you, I am not short of stories or lessons learned to tell from this week already!
So last Monday after emails, we had a sisters P-day with Sister Tanner and Sister Bishop in Napier. We got ice cream, hiked Te Mata peak again, and had a picnic on the top. It was SO fun. Then we had a rock solid lesson with one of our part member families, who has a daughter getting baptized TOMORROW. SO exciting. When we were on our way home from that lesson, we got a call from the police saying that our flat had been broken into. We were crushed. We ran home, and sure enough, they had trashed the place. Luckily enough, they didn’t take much. Now, please do not worry, we are being well taken care of, and we are safe. I think it was a good thing this happened to me on my mission, because I was able to stay calm for the most part. The scripture from D&C 122 kept coming to my mind. That all these things happen for our experience, and shall be for our good. Even when they seem bad. Happiness has nothing to do with the circumstances of our lives, and everything to do with the focus of our lives. I think I said that in my last email. What a fitting quote. I have focused my life more this week on Jesus Christ, because I want to be happy and I want to seek the good in everything.
We had some fun things happen this week too! We had a really good district meeting with our district, and we got presents for the Elders! They were so funny opening them, and getting so excited! I really love being a missionary… and giving gifts…and making people happy… and smiling, and just yeah… I love being a missionary.
Yesterday we had our last lesson with Jzirah who is getting baptized tomorrow as well! We are so excited! And as if this email wasn’t interesting enough, I am getting Transferred nest Wednesday! I am going to Fielding! Which is in the Palmerston North zone. I am also going to me the senior companion…. oh boy. My new companion is named Sister Finefeuiaki…. don’t ask me how to pronounce that. Even though I am sad to leave this area, I know that it is in good hands with Sister Leonard. She has been amazing, and I am sad that I only got one transfer with her, because I learned so much from her. But yeah, that was my week, I hope you all have a better week than that, and that you all have a very Merry Christmas!
Spiritual thought: D&C 122. SEEK THE GOOD. There is always good in all things. We are put in positions only so that we can learn. Heavenly Father loves us all and he wants us to grow, even when it’s hard. But you can do ANYTHING. You just can’t do EVERYTHING. So take a deep breath, breathe. And then focus on what you can control, and how you can seek the good.
Here are some photos!
Elders opening our presents
Te Mata Peak