(sorry this is posted on our way to Lake Powell and I'm not sure what I'm doing)
Thanks for the skittles Mom, this is the only American flag we have!
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY AMERICAN! Man, all I can say is I am grateful to be an American and to be from such an amazing country where you can get diet coke on tap anywhere you go! Haha seriously I miss that so much! Last night me and Sister Pugsley sang the National Anthem at the top of our lungs for our Asian comps haha and they think we are crazy Americans. Today we are having a BBQ with some of the other missionaries at the chapel so that'll be fun :)
Anyway, this week we met our new mission president! President and Sister Turvey! As soon as I saw them I just felt this love for them. I know they have been called of God and I know they are supposed to be here. I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to serve with them for the rest of my mission.
Transfers came and I am staying in Leeds with my comp Sister T! And the other sisters are staying as well. I feel grateful because I am feeling a lot more comfortable in the area with the people and with directions! It is such a blessing. I looked around the chapel yesterday at church and my heart was full of gratitude that I feel comfortable here and I am loving the ward members. Heavenly Father is blessing me so much! One of the members bore his testimony yesterday and he said something that is so true and amazing! 'Whatever life throws at us we can always have Jesus Christ as our foundation' It is so true! When our lives our centered on our Savior we have nothing to worry about because He will always be there for us!
One thing I am working on right now is having patience. This is something that is necessary as a missionary you have to be patient with yourself and remember you can't know everything and do everything at once, patient with our investigators and their agency, and patient in God and His timing. There are so many blessings that come from being patient and remembering that as long as we are trying our best to follow the commandments everything will work out how it is supposed to. Heavenly Father's plan for us is perfect!
Haha one day this week we had quite the adventure, so first of all we left really early in the morning to meet our new President. So I accidently left the keys in our flat so when we tried to get in after we couldnt because we were locked out... bless my comp. So we ended up having to grab some food and just go back later haha and then a bird pooped on my hair! and we couldnt get into our flat so I was just stuck like that the rest of the day! And then after our last appointment we were waiting at the bus stop and I was distracted singing America the Beautiful and we missed our LAST bus home... haha it was defs a bless. But times like these make for the best mems and we just had to laugh a lot that day.
Anyway, all I can say is I am truly happy to be here! I am loving the people and loving Leeds! And most importantly, I am loving serving my Heavenly Father!
Thank you to anyone who has sent me a letter! It seriously makes a difference!