This is the last week of our 7 week transfer. Lots happened even thought I just emailed last Tuesday :) This week was one of the more normal weeks so far this transfer. We had a wonderful world wide missionary training on Wednesday! We went to Pooler to see it. The missionary council had asked us to study a few specific topics these last few weeks while we were preparing for what they would say to us on Wednesday. It was amazing!! When we put in the preparation, it really makes a world of difference. Some of my favorite things that really sunk in that day was just how critical it is to have the Holy Ghost with us while we teach. That way we can bring the Holy Ghost and it's converting power unto the hearts of those we teach. Only they, however, can bring it INTO their hearts.
When we are listening to others, that is when we can understand what Heavenly Father would really have us say to them. I know that as you truly listen to your friends in need, you will be given what you can say to help them.
Thursday we had a fun relief society activity that was all about having a 'Healthy new you' this year. It was a great activity where we not only had some physical exercise..but we had a few brain teasers and learned how to strengthen ourselves spiritually. I promise the scriptures are here to be our spiritual weights! Use them :D
It has finally gotten cold here in Georgia! Shocker right? It was about 40 degrees. I know that doesn't seem like it's very cold, but it totally bites to your bones.
Recently, we have really been working on strengthening the ward by visiting those who haven't been to church in a while. It has been amazing to see the friendships we have already created with them. While we're on base, we'll go to a neighborhood that we have been to MANY many times before, yet we meet two new families that we never knew lived there. It showed me how important it is to get to know those people around us, because your neighbors are probably the ones who need your love the most.
Lastly, this week we helped a new family move into the ward. It was wonderful to see how many people came out to help them move in. This gospel is truly meant for us to become one big family. That's what we are. A big, eternal family!
So with that being said.. Love you family!!