Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Started from the bottom; now we are here!

This has been the best week ever! I've finally been transferred over to the YSA, and it's AMAZING! My companion Sister Winters is amazing. She's already graduated from BYU in Biophysics and is a super genius...and a Disney princess. And the area is PHENOMENAL. Most of the members are very very recent converts to the church. Last night we had a super fun Friday night activity that we have every week, and our investigator Laura came. We had a lesson with her beforehand and she committed to be baptized February 4th! She's already jumped in with both feet to the church- she's incredible. The fellowshipping here is awesome...for once the peer-pressure is on the POSITIVE side! I'm so excited for this transfer!! Also, P-days are on Saturday here, heads up! 

Since I just got here a couple days ago I don't have a whole lot to write about! The other progressing investigator I've met is Jeanne. She's an OB nurse and super cute! We didn't bring it up in the lesson, but she was actually the one who said she felt like she needed to be baptized. What even!!! So next time we meet with her we're going to set a date!  Her friend from church invited her to come to the activities and her interest in the gospel peaked from there. So always bring your friends to church with you!!! At Missionary Leadership Council we found out that soon all missions will be implementing a new daily schedule. The new schedule allows for more productive time proselyting and less free time, AND it also allows for more SLEEP! #hallelujah I'm super excited about the changes (and kinda pumped to be a guinea pig and test out the new schedule). 

Spiritual thought: Have you ever wondered what your purpose was? Like, where you're staring at the ceiling and thinking, "Why am I even here?" For starters, we are literal children of God, who sent us to this earth to learn and grow and progress to someday become like Him. Life brings a lot of challenges to help us overcome trials and learn how to make decisions (preferably righteous ones). But since we ALL make mistakes and none of us are even close to being perfect, Heavenly Father provided us with a Savior, Jesus Christ, to atone for our sins and pains and wrong-doings. Our goal in life is to prepare now to return to the presence of God. Because He loves us, we'll be placed into a degree of glory depending on our acceptance of the Savior and receiving sacred ordinances that He's asked us to partake in. One of those things is baptism by proper priesthood authority, which has been restored to the earth today. To learn more about Heavenly Father's plan of happiness for us, go to mormon.org! :)

Love, Sister Brett

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