Wow, crazy week! I feel like this week has been and up and down emotional roller coaster. I am tired...We didn't see much happen this week, but we contacted a LOT. This next week is going to be really awesome because we have set a lot of return appointments. This week was hard. You told me to tell you the hard things, too. And let me tell ya, it's was hard. I am just really tired. Being on a mission, I feel like we don't take a break. But it is something that I am learning, is to take breaks. I feel like this week was filled with little miracles. We saw some really cool things. I also feel like this week really tested my faith...I had a lot of encounters that were hard for me. But I also saw that if it weren't for my mission, my testimony wouldn't be where it is right now. That is something that I have noticed alot and that I am so incredibly thankful for. Before I left, I questioned going on a mission alot. I didn't know why I needed to go and wasn't really sure that I wanted to. But I have grown in ways unimaginable. I know that I wouldn't have been able to develop the beautiful testimony of the Gospel I have, if it weren't for my mission.
This week I have been thinking a lot about how it is Michael's birthday. I'm not sure why but I feel like a mission magnifies these kind of occasions. Usually for things with Michael, we do it as a family. It is another part of my mission that I have learned, you have to rely on Heavenly Father. I don't have any other source. I miss him a lot. I think as well, of where he would be in his life right now. That he would have a little family of his own and that I would have one more person to email on Mondays! Just the little silly things. But one thing that I have no doubt about, is that he is here with me. That he is guiding and protecting me. Sister Wright told me during Joseph's baptism that Michael must be having a huge party in heaven right then. I laughed but then realized how true it is. I have been thinking about the Cox family a lot today. Today is 4 years since Neil passed away. This morning I read the scripture D&C 84:88 - my mission scripture. I thought about how blessed we are to have the knowledge of angels that our lifting us up. I need that this week! I will be thinking about you a lot, mom, on Saturday.
|Loving doing the Lord's work!|
Missions are a challenge. And probably the hardest thing a person can do. But we can do it, and somehow I have found an immense love for it. I know that this is where I am supposed to be. I see miracles every single day and that is what makes me grow. I have never felt a spirit as I have here on my mission. Heavenly Father is preparing people. He is preparing people in your life, specifically. Take advantage of that. Sometimes when I get scared to knock a door, I picture the worst possible situation. Then when I picture someone screaming at us, I feel fine. Because it's a message that everyone deserves. And no one has ever screamed at me on their door step! There's my two cents for today! Please send me letters! I need some very badly. They mean a lot. You are the best, my dear! I love you so much!
Love, Hermana MichelleP.S. I really am so happy! I love you both so much! I am thinking about you a lot this week, Michael is with us. Love you so much :)
Espero que tu semana estuviera muy bien. Como esta todo? Esta semana paso muy rapido. I am super tired. It was an interesting week. I wrote mom a really long letter telling her about my days so you will have to read that too. This week was a week that really tried my faith. I feel like I am constantly needed to do better and try harder in everything. I just want to be the best that I can. All in all everything is so good. I hope that in 30 years I am able to see one of my converts strong in the church. I hope that Jose and Joseph serve missions. Jose has been thinking about it a lot. I am working on exact obedience and it has been really good. I love you more than words can tell! Have a great week :)