That’s so weird to think it’s already been 10 years since 9-11-01. I remember waking up to the radio talking about the attack and also thinking they were talking about a movie and then Dad came into my room to tell me to come and watch the news.
Sister Santos is better-ish… We were able to work a lot more this week, but the poor thing is miserable. The members have been great though, I seriously love this ward. And FYI Travis, Lucas is seriously my hero, he is always calling to see if we need anything and asking us when he can come out teaching with us. He’s the member that every missionary wants in the ward.
We had a mission conference this week with Elder Godoy. Most amazing training ever, mind seriously blown. He talked about our purpose as missionaries 1) Save Souls, 2) Establish the Church, and 3) Save ourselves. He talked about the size of our calling as missionaries compared to the size that we few ourselves (he drew a nice illustration which makes all of that make sense- imagine a small stick figure inside of a really big bubble person). He had us all reflect on how our growth has been over the duration of our mission and if we’re where we could/should be. Are we using our time to grow into our calling or are we just passing the time and hoping we end up there?
Something I’ve been thinking a lot about this weekend (due to a rather frustrating lesson with someone who is very stuck in their ways) The Restored Church of Jesus Christ makes so much sense!!! God has always spoken to his children through prophets, if He is the same yesterday, today and forever we should have a prophet on the earth today, and we do! The ordinances of the gospel are absolutely essential, and require proper priesthood authority, which was restored! The Book or Mormon is evidence of so many things, and it’s true! I’m so thankful to know the there is one true and living church on the earth and for the opportunity to share this knowledge with others.
Thank you for all of your love and support! Thanks for being the most amazing parents in the world :) I sure love you and miss you! (Thanks for the hugs)
Have a great week!
We stopped by the temple after the training with Elder Godoy and while Sister Santos was looking for the caravan from her home stake Sister Silva and I didn’t pass up a photo opp :) I love sister Silva! It’s pretty much a done deal that she’s being transferred on the 21st :( She’s ready for a new experience and I’ll be excited for her but I’m gonna miss my friend!