Date

August 27, 2018

Area

Columbia, MO

Companion

Sister England

stay green

These weeks are hauling and it's stressing me out. I hit my 7 month mark this week which makes me want to barf. Time needs to slow the heck down. We decided to get creative with our finding this week. We set up a Lemonade Stand with our Zone Leaders on Speaker Circle at Mizzou. Speaker Circle is known for soap-box preaching, so it was a bold move lol. We found that as we referred to ourselves as "Latter-day Saints" rather than "Mormons" people were more open to talking to us with what we believe in. In fact one person told us the reason he came up to us was because the term "Latter-day Saint" intrigued him. Must have been inspired or something ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  
On Saturday we went downtown on a super busy street to sing hymns & talk to everyone. As we were walking back to our car we met a man who was playing his accordion. He asked us what we were playing and we asked him if he wanted to sing a hymn with us. We all sang Abide With Me & How Great Thou Art together. We have a return appointment with him on Tuesday! Also, Saturday was 104° and with humidity it's brutal, just saying. We're in a heat wave until Wednesday RIP. SPIRITUAL THOUGHT- When you very first come out on a mission you're considered a greenie & you have what's called that greenie fire (which is the greatest). Sister England and I were talking about the verse in Mosiah 4:27 "And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order."She shared with me a quote that her Branch President used to always say in the MTC, "Stay green, because green always grows." I feel like this can be applied to literally whatever you want it to. But God expects us to finish strong. He expects us to finish our race and give our fullest efforts. His biggest blessing to those who endure is to "cause our hearts to be filled with joy, and cause our mouths to be stopped that we can not find utterance, so exceedingly great will be our joy" (Mosiah 4:20). I absolutely know this to be true. I have never felt greater happiness in my entire life than how I have felt on my mission. I truly know it's because I'm taking all the steps I can to come closer to my Savior. A member in our ward actually came up to us while we were serving food to the homeless and said, "I'm so impressed with how happy you two always are." Missions are the greatest. over & out Sister Beal Pic 1: lemonade stand Pic 2: downtown Pic 3: service Pic 4: we can't pass up 50 cents ;) Pic 5: get yourself a companion that makes you run 4 miles on a p-day morning (the worst)




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