Sunday, May 15, 2016

On Tuesday we went and helped some other Sisters all day, because they were put together for a day, but neither of them could drive, so we wound up being chauffers. It was fun getting to spend some time with them before they got transferred. We went up to transfer meeting, which is always exciting! We had lots of fun, and had to say goodbye to Sister Wolterman as a roomate. :( She's going up to Rancho to be companions with the other Lead STL. It was kind of a sad moment to see her go, but we got Sister Dinning as a roomate, and she's super awesome! 

We had dinner with some recent converts, and they are so awesome! Growing up in the church, it's sometimes hard to see from peoples perspective who didn't, but it was so cool. They bore testimony to us so simply, and the spirit was so strong. The mom went and did baptisms at the SLC temple for the first time, and there she met President Ucthdorf! When she was telling us about her experiences, she just glowed. It was so cool to be in their home, and feel of the spirit there. It's cool to be around people who are converts, because they didn't grow up with this. They had to choose to join the church, and abide by the precepts and standards. They CHOSE to CHANGE. As I was sitting there I had that little epiphany. I was raised this way, and yes I still had to choose to keep the commandments, and be worthy, but they had to change  their habits and the way they lived to become part of the true church of God. It was just a cool night. :) 

We had a farewell dinner/ get together for President and Sister Orgill, because next month they will be going home ( to Orem! woot!) and we will get a new President. It was a surprise, and as soon as they walked in the doors, Sister Orgill just started sobbing. It was so sweet. Then they went through the line, and hugged every single missionary. It was such a fun night, and a sweet experience with them. Hopefully I'll have pictures soon. :D 

We met some really good potentials while we went tracting and contacting this week, so I'll keep you updated on what happens with them. 

I got to talk to my family yesterday, and that was an awesome experience. It was so good. 

That's about it for this week! I was ponderizing a scripture in Isaiah this week, it was Isaiah 1:16-19, 
16 ¶Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

 17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

 18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

 19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

I really liked this, because I feel like it helps me understand the atonement better. He first instructs us to do what we can to be clean, then he promises us that through the atonement, we can be made completely clean, spotless with his help. I also love that it says if we are willing and obedient. That is what is required of us. 

I love you all! Have a good week! 

Picture 1) WE FOUND THE TARDIS!!!  So I took a picture with it. :) 
Picture 2) What my roomates/ companion did for "exercise" one morning. 


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