Hey sorry I didn't get to send an email last week. I had it all written up and then my computer crashed! So here is my weekly from last week!!!
This week has been one of those week where nothing goes how you plan on it going but it all ends up being really good!
We started off the week by helping the relief society make Caramel apples! That was fun. The relief society president has this huge barn that she uses for activities and in it is a fire pole! Needless to say, Sister Applegate and I spent the entire night going down this fire pole with some of the other relief society sisters! We get pretty crazy over here in Dover PA.
We had some awesome moments with our recent convert Jerry this week. He has had a hard time understanding why the priesthood is so important. Sister Applegate and I have been fasting and praying to receive guidance on how to help him. This week we had the Elders Quorum president come with us. During our lesson he starts baring testimony on the importance of having the priesthood in the home and how much of a blessing it is that the Lord would give us this aid to help provide and watch over the family. I don't know why but this was an aspect of the priesthood that we had not thought to talk about with Jerry. To be honest I felt a little stupid that we hadn't mentioned that before! But I was shown how important the testimony of the members are. Each member has a testimony to share and a way of connecting with the people we are teaching, that we as missionaries just can't do. It's so awesome!
The Lord has really opened my eyes this week to the reality that each soul is great in the sight of God. We are all given experiences, talents, testimonies, and opportunities that are unique to our experience here on earth. Some of these things we learn throughout our lives and some things we are just blessed to be naturally good at. No matter how we gain these gifts, the Lord has not given them to us to just bless our own lives. The Lord depends on each of us to assist him in His work!"For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man" (Moses1:39).
Every single one of us is needed by the Lord! Use your unique gifts to bless those around you! I know that this is the Lord's church and I know that helping his children come to Him is one of the most important things we can doLove you all so much! Have a great week!Sister Rich
Pictures1&2.We went on a trio exchange! 3.Sister Ulry, my sister training leader, had this shirt. She told me to put it on and take a picture...so I did