Wednesday, May 25, 2016
May 23, 2016
When I think of what has made my mission and
what has changed my life is simply my attitude. I remember Connor
Copeland telling me "attitude is everything" and it's so true! No
matter what mission you're in. Whether you baptize all the time or
whether you never get a baptism it's all about attitude and then when
you have a positive outlook then your eyes open a little more like
Heavenly Father's. And it also becomes fun. If you have a bad attitude
it will effect the work, which will mean less people to teach,
baptize, and create relationships with which then leads to your
mission becoming disappointing. It all starts with attitude. It
seriously has done so much for me, and I've loved my mission.
Attitude is everything! And also if you don't have faith in yourself when it
comes to teaching or learning the language then it will take you so
long to learn. Ether 12:12: It's one of my favorites!
This week was such a good week for a lot of reasons. First off
L-- passed her interview! So she will be ready this next weekend
to be baptized! We are way excited. We have met with her a couple
times this week to get in the last few lessons and she is doing great. May 28,
put it on your calendars! Mom I think it would be cool if
you could write her a note or something about her being baptized and
send it to her. Whatever you want to do, but just a thought if you
would like to.
I think the coolest thing about this week was we had the chance to be
with Elder Rasband. He came to our mission and the past few days we've
been able to spend it with him at stake conference, the adult session,
and a mission conference and it's been crazy. What else makes it crazy
is that his grandson is one of my friends from high school, Elder
Chase (who is in this mission too). So it was fun to see them together
and hang out. We've done a lot of driving in between Wolfeboro and
Concord the past few days so I'm way sick of cars but it's still been
We also had a member of the Quorum of the Seventy with us too,
and he is the newest Seventy member in the church. He was way cool too. All
I have to say is those guys are inspired and I've always had a
testimony in the leaders of this church, but since I've had the chance
to be with them personally for the past few days hearing them speak
and testify of their "special witness" really solidifies any doubts.
Especially Elder Rasband's. I know without a doubt he is an apostle of
the Lord. Whenever Elder Rasband talked about his "special witness" he
always started crying, and to me it made me think that since he has
been called he's probably seen some incredible things. It's way cool
how humble these leaders are, as well! They are so down to earth.
It was a crazy weekend! We have been way busy lately with meeting with
G-- and L-- and that's pretty much it. We've tried to stop by
our other investigators but not really any luck this week, but it was
still an incredible week.
This morning we went on a hike to the Castle in the Clouds (look it up
on google it's way famous apparently...?) and it was so cool. We went
with Brother Walker, a member of our branch, and he's like 75 and uses
arm crutches and he flies like an eagle up mountains I totally was
winded trying to keep up with him. But the view was amazing! We could
see all of Lake Winnepasakee and it's massive. It was cool.