January 21, 2015
Welp, what a week. I always feel like I have so much to say on a day to day basis but then I get here and have no idea what to say. But first thing is first - I am doing great. I love it out here. Nothing extremely spectacular happened this week but it was the first week where I noticed how much I need to be out here. Like what the heck would I do with my life if I didn't come on a mission. I know that I am supposed to be out serving. Nothing this week was amazing or over the top incredible but we had a lot of lessons and it is true that the more you bare your testimony, the stronger it becomes. It is the best feeling when you are feeling the spirit and you can just share what you believe with someone else. Missionary work is WORK. But it is so exciting and I have a lot more to learn but I'm getting there. It's amazing to just see changes in yourself.
Biggest change this week: went to the mall and to 5 separate stores and did not buy a single thing. Are you proud or what? This mission stuff is the real deal. It doesn't matter the "costliness of your apparel" -Jacob 2:13 -but it matters what is imprinted on your heart. Now my Toms addiction is still an on-going concern but I'm sure this mission thing will help that eventually.
I love being a missionary and I am sad that time is flying. Why can't it just slow down. I am going to be done before I know it and I just want to be a missionary forever. I also love Sister Wawro. At zone conference this week all the departing missionaries bore their testimonies and Sister Wawro did such a great job. She isn't a crier and it has been my goal since I got here to see her cry and GUESS WHAT? It happened. I can die happy. Like I said we had a zone conference this week (which was totally amazing, duh) and Sister Bonham did an obedience game. Every one stood up and she would say a phrase and if you didn't do it then you had to sit down. Most of them were big things like, "did you have companionship study in the last 24 hours?" and "have you taken vitamin D every day (that is a mission rule because there isn't sun here)? and some were, "have you flossed last night or today?" there was a bunch of questions and Sister Wawro and I both won! Out of everyone there, multiple zones, we won! And we didn't lie! It was awesome.
I feel like so much has happened and I don't have a lot of time to email this week because you only get an hour on non p-days.
Embarrassing story of the week: I was calling some less actives to see if they were still interested and I had to leave a message for one. It was great until the end when I closed "in the name of Jesus Christ, amen" Moral of the story: you can never pray too much as a missionary.
I have to go but I love you all.
PS: WHY IS THE SKY BLUE AND THE GRASS GREEN? BECAUSE GOD IS A SEAHAWKS FAN.
Super Bowl instructions
The Seattle Seahawks won their game against the Green Bay Packers, so the Seahawks will be playing in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots on February 1. The game will begin at 3:30 p.m. our time. Missionaries will all need to be in their apartments by 5:00 p.m. to avoid the crazies—if the Seahawks win, the local folk will be deliriously happy and possibly drunk; if the Seahawks lose, they may be bitter and angry—and possibly drunk. This would be a good evening for weekly planning. Remember that Seahawks Offensive Coordinator (coach) Darrell Bevell is an active Church member, married in the temple, and a returned missionary who served in Ohio in 1990 and 1991. He was an outstanding college quarterback at University of Wisconsin and helped beat UCLA in the Rose Bowl in 1993. Practice using those facts to transition sports conversations to gospel conversations.