I don't know about you, but I'm feelin' week tweeenntyy twwooo...
Highlights from this week!
got baptized on Saturday! It was SUCH a great experience. The program went
really well, and a good number of people showed up to support her. The best part
of it for me though was the actual baptism. Sister Hehl and I got to watch from
the dressing room. After Stephanie was baptized, she had the most amazing
expression on her face. She was literally glowing. I've never really understood
it when people say others can "glow" but I definitely understand it now. As I
saw her face, I had the thought: "THAT is why I am a missionary." It is why I am
a missionary, to see my brothers and sisters come to Christ. The amazing part
about it is I have absolutely nothing to do with it all. I am just here at the
right time. The Lord is putting these prepared people in our path! I am so
grateful to be here.
-We had an AWESOME lesson with a recent
convert from the Dash Point ward on Friday. We were going to teach her about the
Gospel of Jesus Christ, but when we got there, I felt like we should just ask
her questions about her conversion. She told us her story, and then we asked if
she had any advice for us. She told us to relate to people more, because people
have had some tough life experiences, herself included. I said, "How am I
supposed to relate to people? I'm a little baby nineteen year old girl who is
from Utah and hasn't had to deal with anything in life." She sat there and
thought for a second, and then she said, "You just can listen and care. You are
only nineteen, but at nineteen you are going to change a lot of lives." It was a
realllllly spiritual, neat experience. I haven't been through anything close
that these people have been through, but I can listen, and I can love
-We got a new branch president! I am sad to see President
Dueck go, he has been awesome. But, he has a lot going on in his life right now
and he couldn't handle it all. Our new branch president is Marty Grisham! He was
the first councilor to President Dueck. Marty was the first person we met out
here in Federal Way. He has truly become our "mission dad" (Don't worry dad,
ain't nobody gonna replace you.)
Well, when I look back on this
week I guess not too much happened "event" wise. But it was still a great week.
It was hard, it was strenuous, but it was great. I love being a missionary, I
love being out here, I love the work. I am learning so much. Thank you all for
your prayers and support!