Hello hello!! It's pretty crazy that I've been out here for a month this week. What a month. What a week. Everyday I have a moment where I'm like, "I can't believe I'm here as a missionary!" It's so great being able to stop and think about my calling and how Important it really is. How everything I do is what Christ would do or say. Every person I meet I should be looking at the way God would see them. A scripture I read this week hit me hard about how God knows and loves each of us:
Alma 26: 37 Now my brethren, we see that God is mindful of every people, whatsoever land they may be in; yea, he numbereth his people, and his bowels of mercy are over all the earth. Now this is my joy, and my great thanksgiving; yea, and I will give thanks unto my God forever. Amen
How great is it that we have so much to have joy about because we are loved beyond measure!! Just a thought about the peps here in NY. They are great and each so different with so many different backgrounds. I even met the sweetest man this week from India who is going back soon (don't get me started on India). Knowing a glimpse about his life back home just makes me instantly love him. We talked about India & service a little. I love their culture so much.
The family we are mainly teaching right now is one that the missionaries have been teaching for a while. They are the coolest. They're a family of four and everyone in the ward knows and loves them, especially all the missionaries. Miguel got baptized before I came and the others are on that track, The dad just has some challenges, but is an amazing man. I hope I will be here for it, because it will happen!! Miguel is going to LDS BC this fall so whoever is there has to look out for him. Also, Sita Sham is a woman who is probably the first on my mission I have felt this great love for. I will have to tell you more about her because she made me about cry the other day as she talked about the pain she is going through and it just made me realize everyone is fighting their own inner battles and this woman has so much strength!! These battles can only be won with God because Satan is real and his followers are all around us. Stay strong and turn to Him! He's been there!
|Go Yankees and MoTab!|
Who in the world gets to say they've been to a Yankees game on their mission with the Mormon tabernacle choir! This one does!! That game was so awesome. I just loved finally getting a taste of the City, the Bronx!! Oh I hope I serve there. The stadium is so cool, it overlooks the buildings. Baseball games have such a fun atmosphere even though I will admit I did not follow the game. Left a little early and had to ask who won. Haha Ops.... My brothers would be so ashamed.. I ran into Emily Taggart from my high school, which is crazy and Sister Nash :) I love her. As we left we got to shake Elder Rasband and Elder Smith's hands, who are of the seventy.
|Emily Taggart from Cottonwood and Kell|
|So fun to see Sister Nash in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir|