Monday, September 30, 2013

I don't know about you, but I'm feelin' week tweeenntyy twwooo...

Hello all!
Highlights from this week!
-Stephanie 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 them.
-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!
Love always,
Sister Morrow
Rachel still has to be creative on her mission!

Sister Morrow and Sister Hehl

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