December 4, 2018


Sikeston, MO


Sister Carroll

sticking around in sikeston

side note- my addi is 122 W North St apt. 2 Sikeston, Mo 63801 

I pick up my baby (new comp) tomorrow and I'm so excited and anxious to meet her! These transfers are starting to go by way too quick and I know these next 2 are going to haul. I'm so dang happy I get to stay in Sikeston for a little while longer. I'm literally loving this area. I literally love that I low-key hated Sikeston and DID NOT want to come here just 6 weeks ago and now I can't imagine leaving this place. It honestly blows my mind how quick you can seriously just fall in love with something you really didn't think you could when you just simply step outside of yourself and get to work. 

On the worldwide day of service for Light The World on Saturday we literally built a house which was SO baller. When we got there the only thing they had up were the studs, so we nailed the plywood all around the house, cut out the windows, and got the inside ready for cupboards. (my uncle Gabe would literally be SO proud of me) It was so much fun and honestly so neat to help a family who was in need of a home.
Best thing about serving in southeast Missouri: it was 68 degrees on December 1st and I say, literally thank you for not sending me to the freezing cold part of MO/IL.

SPIRITUAL THOUGHT- so literally I am the dumbest person because I thought it would be so cool to start a million different copies of the Book of Mormon and study all of them by topic throughout my mission. So I have been reading like A MAD MAN trying to finish all of the 12 different copies I'm in the middle of (okay but really, I only have 8. Like that's much better lol). It has honestly been a really neat experience to see how much I learn from each copy. They are all full of different comments / revelations I receive while reading and even though all of them together are going to take up a heckin 20 pounds in my luggage for when I come home, IT'S WORTH IT TO ME.

I've been spending the majority of my studies in my "rejoice in Christ" Book of Mormon, focusing on President Russell M. Nelson's invitation to finish it before the end of the year. This morning I was reading in Alma 57, when it talks about Helaman's 2,000 stripling warriors going to war. I immediately thought of Elder Neil L. Andersen's talk in General Conference, "Wounded."

"When telling the miraculous story of Helaman’s 2,060 young soldiers, we love this scripture: “According to the goodness of God, and to our great astonishment, and also the joy of our whole army, there was not one soul of them who did perish." But the sentence continues: "And neither was there one soul among them who had not received many wounds.” Each one of the 2,060 received many wounds, and each one of us will be wounded in the battle of life, whether physically, spiritually, or both. Never give up—however deep the wounds of your soul, whatever their source, wherever or whenever they happen, and however short or long they persist, you are not meant to perish spiritually. You are meant to survive spiritually and blossom in your faith and trust in God."

I literally LOVE this gospel. I LOVE the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I know that He will always deliver us and I know that He is always there to strengthen us and comfort us. 

sister beal

sry i send so many pics oops 
pic 1: st. louis temple w sis alder last week
pic 2: i made sis dixon smell EVERY SINGLE candle in bath&body works with me to satisfy my addiction
pic 3: district pic
pic 4: fitz's in st. louis
pic 5: we parked in the middle of the street and BOOKED IT to snap a pic with santa in front of a random persons home #sns
pic 6: the cute lady we were building the home for
pic 7: caleigh- getting baptized in 2 weeks !!


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