This Sunday was good! A typical Sunday here consists of two hours of
church, Sacrament meeting and then Sunday School. All six missionaries
come, as well as hopefully at least four members. Elder Fisher plays the
piano, and I'm like the only one that sing. We either watch general
conference, or missionaries speak, or a member speaks. I really like
church here though. Last Sunday one of our less actives came back to
church finally! Goran! He is a really cool guy. His favorite city is El Paso, Texas. We are not sure why? I mean we are just best friends now! Sister Rankin says it's because I just exemplify Texas Pride?
This week we met with one of our awesome investigators Leila. It is
SO hard to meet with her, but we always have great lessons with her.
Leila lived in Salt Lake for 6 months or something. She just has tons of
questions about the church.
This week we are going to Sarajevo for my last zone conference! Oh
joy! And we don't have a car, but whenever we need to travel we borrow
the Davidson's car. We had a goodbye party for Viktorija on Monday. That was a lot of
fun. I'm gonna miss that girl! We played a ton of games, (like the candy bar
game) and in the midst of it all our awesome senior couple started
dancing together. Gosh I just love the Davidsons. Then 3
other people, and the missionaries started dancing. (Kind of felt like I was back at a
stake dance again.) I love the mission life.
Then we had a big volleyball games for our English class so that
was way fun and then we went bowling with another English class student,
these are our finding activities and i love them. things are starting
to pic up here which is so great! People over here don't hate the church
anymore well not like they used to to that is great. We are becoming
friends with a lot of people and now people are starting to asked about
the church! God's hand is in all things here!
I REALLY love living here and being a missionary.
This is a favorite quote
of mine from President Uchtdorf, "In light of what we know about our
eternal destiny, is it any wonder that whenever we face the bitter
endings of life, they seem unacceptable to us? There seems to be
something inside of us that resists endings. Why is this? Because we are
made of the stuff of eternity. We are eternal beings, children of the
Almighty God, whose name is Endless and who promises eternal blessings
without number. Endings are not our destiny. The more we learn about the
gospel of Jesus Christ, the more we realize that endings here in
mortality are not endings at all. They are merely
interruptions—temporary pauses that one day will seem small compared to
the eternal joy awaiting the faithful. How grateful I am to my Heavenly
Father that in His plan there are no true endings, only everlasting
I love you all so much, and I am thankful for all you do to support me. Love. Love. love.
Then this lady we stopped on the street took us out to lunch and
we gave her a book of Mormon. She told us it was so nice to see
happy people cause she is dealing with an alcoholic husband and she
was just so happy we met her. She was the best.