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Monday, October 19, 2015

Crazy Week!

My week was CRAZY!! We have been going SO hard! So our zone is now twice as big. It’s boundaries are from Luxembourg all the way down to Belfort in France. We have TONS of responsibility. My new comp is great! For the sake of time, I won’t rewrite what I wrote in Dad’s email; I wrote about my comp in that one. He wants to be a programmer-like with Computers- in fact, he worked for Adobe. However, he looks like Superman. He is awesome!

At the beginning of this week, it was just a lot of Elder Gaule packing. However, we had a really cool lesson with Guillaume- a member in our ward. We did the Christ-like attribute activity of chapter 6 of Preach My Gospel, and it was REALLY amazing to see what I could work on. This week, I internalized a principle that I have mentally known for a long time. It’s finally in my heart though. The principle is how God believes in us. I don’t know if we really understand the magnitude of how much God loves us. I have always known that, but at the same time, I have had doubts of myself throughout my whole life. And I realized that all the cycles that I go through, are all untruths. For example, one is that I will work as hard as I can, but will not succeed. However, God’s WHOLE plan is for me to become LIKE HIM-or my best self! How amazing!! So ultimately, I can and will succeed in the long run. And that IS a truth! A truth that I know to be true. I feel like I am really changing a lot of ways that I think. Everyday, I wake up excited for a new opportunity to be a better version than I was yesterday. The spirit helps me to see how I can improve everyday and encourages and cheers me on. With the spirit, I make day goals to become better everyday, and it’s really eye opening how much I can become by striving to be my best self every day. My confidence is growing and I feel that life has taken on a whole new meaning. Mom, I know that your prayers have really helped me to grow and be better. I couldn’t ever express to you how much you have helped me by your love and help. You’re my best friend, and what’s crazy is that I will be seeing you in almost 2 months! It’ll go by quick. I feel like my mission is going by so fast and it’s sort of freaking me out. Haha, oh well, time passes, and all we can do is our best with the time that we have.

I loved your spiritual thought! That’s so true! I feel like we are all that hummingbird and sometimes we are the people helping the hummingbird. However, I feel like whenever we serve we also help fill ourselves with a bit of the sweet water that we need. No matter what role we are playing, we all need the same Living Waters.  Your missionary experience is AWESOME!! I know it may seem like a small thing, but it makes a big difference in many lives.

On Saturday, I visited Strasbourg!! One of the PRETTIEST cities I have seen yet! We were there to train a district leader. It was sooo beautiful. You would love it. It was a mix of the French and Swiss-Germanic architectures. I can’t wait to tour France with you :)

I love you Mom!! 

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