Kia Ora Kia Ora Kia Ora!
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WHAT A WEEK! We had a couple of exchanges this week, and that was so fun! I got to be with Sister Leonard, and also with her companion Sister Amato! That was fun! When I was with Sister Amato, we door knocked for like 3 hours… but we only got a few doors slammed in our face, so that was a bonus! I love being a missionary!:)
Sister Duce and I had to teach a lesson at District meeting this week! Sister Duce didn’t want to, but she did so great! We taught about how to be happy, and how to find people to teach! It was pretty cool, because I feel like those are 2 areas that we have really been working on, and it was cool to get to share that with the other missionaries in our area!
Oh and fun fact! When you are a missionary, and the Sacrament speakers fall through at church, the Bishopric may ask you to speak 5 minutes before your name is called over the pulpit. It’s great. BUT, if you are a really cool missionary, you will take up the talk that you have prepared for those “just in case moments”, speak for a solid 15 minutes, and make the whole ward proud. #ThisReallyHappened #TheBishopricWasSoSurprised #OnToIt. #WayToGoMe
ANYWAYS, another cool as story: This morning, we got locked out of our flat! It was so funny, we ran out really quick to buy milk, and we left our planners, our keys, our phone and everything inside the flat. So we proceeded to try to break into our flat for a solid 45 minutes… but man that place is secure! So we finally accepted defeat and asked our neighbor if we could borrow her phone. She let us and LUCKILY I remembered our STL’s phone number so they came and saved us. Good times, Good times.
Spiritual thought: Alma 36: 24-25. When we are working to the limit of our strength, to do the things that our Father in Heaven would have us do, we will be blessed with JOY. Joy is a blessing. I think that is why I am finding so much joy in my mission. Because I know why I am here. Nothing is going to stop me from doing this work, and even when it doesn’t work out, that doesn’t mean we have to get discouraged! it just means we have to get up, dust off and try again. I know that God loves us. I know that all he wants for us is to be happy, and he is willing to bless us with happiness when we do what He would have us do.
Have a Joy filled, amazing, super awesomesause week!
#2: Sister Amato and I
#3: My Pulatasi!
#4: Sister Duce and I made German Pancakes!!! (Thanks mom:))