Date

November 5, 2018

Area

Dover, PA

Companion

Sister Applegate

Hearts Knit Together

Every time you start getting comfortable the Lord throws a curve ball at yah!
So this week we have transfers. I knew that I was going to leave Dover but apparently the Lord didn't think that was enough change for me because He called me to be a Sister Training Leader! For all of you that might not know, a Sister Training Leader is a sister missionary who is a leader over a group of other Sister Missionaries. We teach them, go into their area for a day and see how they are doing. All that jazz. I'm not very good at consoling crying missionaries, and sister missionaries cry A LOT, so we'll see how it goes. The fun part is that I am going to be in Elizabethtown Pennsylvania, which is over the zone I am in right now, so I'll get to see three of my past companions all the time, Sister Applegate, Sister Hem, and Sister Eborn!
Now for the part you actually want to hear!
This week was fun because HALLOWEEN! So we weren't able to go out porcelyting on Halloween but our mission president told us to either spend the night with a member or someone we are teaching. So we spent the night with Sharnette! She has two sons that are disabled and so she needed help pushing wheel chairs and running up to the doors that the wheelchairs couldn't get to. It was a lot of fun! Plus, Sister Hem had never been trick-or-treating before! I have never seen someone so excited to go get candy they weren't going to keep! We also carved pumpkins with them and convinced her crazy grandma to take her pills! What a fun time!
On a spiritual note, lately we have really been trying hard to work with members to help the people we are teaching. Let me tell you, if you don't think you have an impact as a member, you're wrong! We have been working with Jerry a lot lately who has really had a hard time after his baptism. This week a member invited us all over to their house for dinner and at the dinner table told us all about his conversion and the hard time he had for years after his baptism. It was amazing to watch Jerry's whole attitude change. Finally he had a friend that understood! I think as members, especially new members, we have a really bad habit of comparing ourselves to one another and see everyone else as perfectly happy. When we as members with open up to our brothers and sisters about the things we have been through and how the Lord helped us over came those challenges it builds a sense of unity with each other!
Mosiah 18: 21 And he commanded them that there should be no contention one with another, but that they should look forward with one eye, having one faith and one baptism, having their hearts knit together in unity and in love one towards another
Welp, I love you all! Have a great week! Sister Rich
1-4: Fall is Here5-8: Helping Sister Hem take out her hair.




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