Monday, April 4, 2016

Choose the Harder Right!

The dynamic duo with Sister Steinfels!  She is so awesome!

Aloha e kuʻu ʻohana!!!
Pehea ʻoukou? How's everyone doing? I hope everyone had a chance to watch General Conference this weekend.Itwas SO good! If not, you can watch it again on Well, it's now week 13 in the mission field. We had an extra week added because of the schedule change in the MTC. So, this week consisted of meetings, change & lack of sleep haha. Good news! We got a call from President Ames on Monday night just before going to sleep & he was telling us about transfers. Transfers is when one missionary leaves their current area & goes to another area. My dear sweet companion, Sister Matson, has been called to now serve in Euless in the Tongan wards. She's definitely excited & I couldn't be any more happy for her. I'll miss my Haole but I know our bond is forever. I on the other hand, have the awesome privilege to train a brand new mission who will be coming in straight from the MTC. Shock! I'm definitely nervous but I am also excited to help this new missionary feel comfortable. I'm super stoked that I don't have to leave awesome Azle haha. We had a busy week. Monday was Pday with the Zone. Tuesday was district meeting & exchanges. Wednesday we finished our exchanges & taught the Mia Maids for mutual. Thursday we had a new trainer meeting. Friday I spent the day in Fort Worth. Saturday & Sunday we watched conference with families from our ward. Went by too fast!!

The Polynesian sisters!
On a spiritual note, we got to meet with our sweet little investigator Ella twice this week. She has a baptism date for April 23rd & so far so good. Still praying for her & her family every day though. Her family is very encouraging & is very supportive of her decision. We also have a new investigator. Her name is Ashlee & she is Ally's friend. Sister Matson & Sister Ramirez taught Ashlee her first lesson while we were on exchanges on Tuesday. They said that she really felt the Spirit & they committed her to talk with her parents & to pray if baptism was the right thing to do. During the morning session of General Conference yesterday, we got a sweet text from Ashlee that said, "so, how do I go about this baptism business?" Sister Matson &I looked at each other & just couldn't believe it. We then got to watch the finale session of General Conference with her later that day & she was able to have all her questions answered. She shared with us that she was worried about what her parents would say if she talked to them. Funny because, she recognized that almost all of the talks were about families & how important they are to our Heavenly Father & about the importance of baptism. Last night, she texted us & told us that her parents agreed to allow her to get baptized. The power of the Holy Ghost is very real. She listened to the promptings she had received & acted upon it. So excited for her.
Sunset in Springtown
I'm very blessed with the opportunity to be in Azle for a little longer & to help other people such as Ashlee to come unto Christ. I know that I am meant to be here & that Heavenly Father has a plan for all of his children. Something that stood out to me during conference was the reminder that, we are to help others find Heavenly Fathers answers, through the guidance of the Spirit. No one is ever alone! I know this to be true because I have seen it happen with me personal & with those who I meet everyday while on my mission. Let us never forget that our Father in Heaven loves us so much. Choose the harder right rather then the easier wrong. Let us not just taste the fruit, but continue to feast upon the fruit. Immerse ourselves in the gospel. I'm grateful for my mission each day. For all the miracles & the tender mercies of the Lord. I'm grateful for the times where I find myself, choosing the harder right. It brings so much more happiness & peace to my life when I do so. It's never easy, but it will always be worth it. Never give up!!!! I love you all SO much!!!! Have a blessed week my sweet ʻohana! Until next week!!!

Practicing her biking skills
Song that's been stuck in my head, "That's how he lived, so
that's how I'll be!"

Sister Kawa'a

Interesting name?

Got to see Sister Black again!  Her MTC companion!

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