February 27, 2017

week 70: getting muddy

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Hellooooo again🙃

This week went super fast. We went hiking to some caves this morning and it was way fun. They are in Vernon. The cave went a mile back. It was SO muddy but lots of fun. Singing hymns in there was really cool.

Monday we had a lesson with Clarise! We finally got to see her. She has been super busy. We then had a lesson with Zach. He is doing good. He really loves church so it's sad that he has to work on some Sundays now.

Tuesday we had a lesson with the Raymonds on families. We finally got to see Emma as well. They might be moving soon but they don't know where. Emma is actually getting it which is cool to see. We then had a lesson with Trista and Sister Butler came with us. Trista is a cutie.

Wednesday night we gave little talks about receiving our mission call & such cause the kids are doing a mini mission thing. It made me realize how grateful I really am that I came out on my mission. I can't imagine my life without it. We had a lesson with Molly, she got fired from her job...but it's a good thing, and her mom is sending her anti stuff so that's not good at all. I'm a little worried.

Thursday we did weekly planning and then had an awesome lesson with Joanna. We then went to the valley, we got five guys on the way there. We stayed with some sisters in Scottsdale.

Friday we had MLC! Two men from the missionary came and taught us, it was SO good. Their names are Brother Gonzales and Cates. It was 7 hours long though...oh man. We talked about planning/ teaching/ finding. I was like why haven't I learned this my whole mission? It kind of makes you feel like an awful missionary - but there is continual learning in the field. I have just seen the work hasten so much since being out. President and Sister Robinson talked about the doctrine of Christ. I love learning about the doctrine of Christ, it's really everything we do as missionaries - I mean it is our purpose. President also talked about how making and keeping covenants gives us the power of godliness. It was so nice in the valley, I love going down there (& we got chick fil a) but then I'm always ready to come back to the mountains.

Saturday we drove back. It took forever cause there was a marathon in Mesa. Long story short we finally got the other sisters from Mesa. Sister Clipp and Ames took over our areas for the weekend and I think it was really good for them. Sister Clipp seems more confident now. We had dinner with the Ricketts. Noah is such a good recent concert! He is reading and he said the other day he searched Joseph Smith movie on YouTube. He loved it so much.

Sunday was church. It was good. Nothing too exciting I don't think. We had a lesson with the Ramirez family on scripture study.

Sooo I finished Jesus the Christ this week. I just couldn't set it down. So good. I loved reading it, especially after I had just read the New Testament. I wanna share a paragraph from the Book about the Atonement.

"Christ’s agony in the garden is unfathomable by the finite mind, both as to intensity and cause. The thought that He suffered through fear of death is untenable. Death to Him was preliminary to resurrection and triumphal return to the Father from whom He had come, and to a state of glory even beyond what He had before possessed; and, moreover, it was within His power to lay down His life voluntarily. He struggled and groaned under a burden such as no other being who has lived on earth might even conceive as possible. It was not physical pain, nor mental anguish alone, that caused Him to suffer such torture as to produce an extrusion of blood from every pore; but a spiritual agony of soul such as only God was capable of experiencing. No other man, however great his powers of physical or mental endurance, could have suffered so; for his human organism would have succumbed, and syncope would have produced unconsciousness and welcome oblivion. In that hour of anguish Christ met and overcame all the horrors that Satan could inflict." - James E. Talmage

I read the general conference talk from last conference this week called "Repentance: A Joyful Choice" by Elder Renlund. I love that talk a lot. I love how He talks about how repentance is a choice. He says "Even as we feel godly sorrow for our actions, when we choose to repent, we immediately invite the Savior into our lives." Repenting is turning to the Savior & making changes to become more like Him. It is joyous because of the Savior. It is the good news of the gospel!

In 1 Nephi 7:17, Nephi prays after his brothers bound him with cords, he says, "O Lord, according to my faith which is in thee, wilt thou deliver me from the hands of my brethren; yea, even give me strength that I may burst these bands with which I am bound." Nephi didn't pray to have his circumstance changed but for the strength to change his circumstances. He understood the enabling power of the Atonement.

I'm grateful for the Atonement and that I can gain strength and forgiveness from my Savior because of it. I'm starting a new book called The Infinite Atonement by Tad R. Callister & I'm soooo excited to read it! Well I hope you all have a fantastic week! Love you!

--xo: sista fisha

weekly planning

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locked out of the apt

the valley

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