September 19, 2016


Ferndale Washington


Sister Bird

Another Week in Washington

Helloooo people!

Ok so first, I realized I have failed to mention some pretty interesting facts about the area I am serving in. So 1) The ward I am serving in hasn't had sister missionaries in 20 years! So they are pretty stoked to have us. 2) Every companionship in my zone is in the training program. So that means one companion has been out less than 12 weeks and is being trained by the other! We are a young mission!

Anyway, this week I went on my first exchange with Sister Dietz! I stayed in Ferndale and Sister Bird went to Mount Vernon for the day. I was kind of stressed to kind of take over everything because, hello I've been here three weeks. But it actually went really well and I learned a lot from Sister Dietz!

So Sister Bird and I have made it a goal to get up and exercise for 30 minutes everyday like we are suppose to. Currently our mornings go something like this. Alarm goes off at 6:15 and we snooze it until the last possible minute. We literally roll off our beds at 6:30, wrap up in our fuzzy blankets and pray for a good while. When we have enough energy to stand up, we walk 5 feet to the living room and lay on the floor (with our blankets) to "workout." And by workout I mean do like 5 sit ups and then sleep for a few minutes, then do a leg lift or two, then lay there some more. So basically we decided to start running again in the morning like we did the first few days to 1) be obedient and 2) not get fat.

We had zone conference this week. It was my first one and Sister Bird's last. For a little bit we talked about the quote "Compared to God, we are nothing -- yet we are everything to God." Ok how true is this? The worth of our souls is so great! It kind of reminds me of Alma 26:12..."Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in His strength I can do all things..."

Also, something I thought was cool the other day in a lesson. We were teaching a young couple about the plan of salvation and the lesson before this one we talked to them about baptism. The boyfriend, Christian, said his girlfriend, Savannah, was feeling overwhelmed about baptism and asked "what's the rush?" Sister Bird asked him "why wait?" Why postpone all the blessing that await you and come from from living the gospel of Jesus Christ!

Love you all and have a great week!


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