I made it!
I can’t believe I have been on my mission for a month…It has been truly extraordinary!
This week has been filled with great joy, learning, and laughter. This week I had my first baptism. It was a young man who was a miracle referral. It was a beautiful event that left me teary eyed.
There was great love and support for him which was such a blessing.
We also had our first service opportunity (other than volunteering at the Bishop’s Storehouse.)
We got to weed the bishop’s yard with his family. It was such a treat because with the pandemic, missionaries are in quarantine and have few opportunities to get out of the house. It is the greatest feeling to serve and bless the lives around you! After we were done weeding, the Bishop ordered pizza for us to pick up and take home.
This act of kindness overwhelmed me with gratitude. Honestly, the smallest acts of kindness can mean the world to another!
Sister Briones got a new companion this week, which was bittersweet.
Luckily, we still get to see her a lot since Sister Seal and I have a car and drive Sister Briones and her companion where they need to go. We honestly get to see each other quite a bit. Her new companion is Sister Ayers. Sister Ayers served in Japan for 8 months before the virus got really bad and she was reassigned to the States.
(Mosiah 2:17) “When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.”
It has been so humbling to see this scripture come to life. As I have served those around me, I have been blessed with great love towards them. I am filled with the Holy Ghost, which gives me joy! It has been such a blessing to have the opportunity to serve so many people even with, and despite, the virus. Moments of serving others and being served is a continual reminder that God is good, always good. He is aware of us and is always watching out for us! We are His children. He is our father.
And He loves us more than we can even comprehend!
Sending big hugs your way,