In Vacaville, My first area, I experienced a lot of trials! But they all helped set the tone for the rest of my mission. I also learned a lot about prayer. Something that I did not like to do at the beginning of my mission was to do weekly planning, in fact I hated it! At one point I hit my peak and took a little brake to go into our room and kneel in prayer and offer up the feelings of my heart to my Heavenly Father. Asking him to help me to like planning, and from then on it has been a blessing to plan, I feel much better about my week when I can plan for the things that are going to be coming up in the coming week. Those trials helped me to rely on my Heavenly Father. Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding."
|Bessy and I, when we were doing service at a pig farm!|
"18 And now, my brethren, seeing that ye know the light by which ye may judge, which light is the light of Christ, see that ye do not judge wrongfully; for with that same judgment which ye judge ye shall also be judged."
Santa Rosa: I learned a lot about relying full heartedly on my Heavenly Father. Sister Beefelt and I "whitewashed" into an area in Santa Rosa, Whitewashing means they took the 2 missionaries in that area out and put 2 different ones in, instead of just taking 1 out and putting another one in. So we were both new to the area, the area was "struggling" a bit and just needed an extra push for missionary work to get going. We worked very hard! to get the work going, to help the members get excited about doing missionary work. It came over time.
|had some of my favorite dinner apointments here!|
Petaluma: to be continued... I still got 3 weeks left to find my purpose here.
In closing, I love being a missionary! And working hard! I've learned so much on my mission it is hard to fit it all into one blog post, so I will probably continue to blog about my mission for the rest of my life! I will now be passing the Progressive Post to Hermana Martinez.