I'm serving in the St. Louis Zone and it is THE BEST. I'm in a cute little place called EUREKA- 30 minutes outside of the city. We have a St. Louis Bread Co right down the road from our apt and I say, dangerous but worth it. I already found myself a guitar from a member in the ward so I'm already being straight blessed here.
Downside: it's brutal cold here- right now we're chillin in -11°
Upside: We had our planning meeting inside of St Louis Bread Co and they played 3 John Mayer songs and I said, what a tender mercy.
Side note- the drinking water here is 99% chlorine and 1% fresh water I swear on it- someone google it.
We had MLC (missionary leadership council) this past Friday which was so good. 2 members from the missionary department came and spoke to us- favorite quote: "The thing about missionaries is that you don't have a life" -Brother Littlefield (inside joke, aka brother bigcourt). We talked a lot about what it means to be a successful missionary and how we can help each missionary in this mission feel that way. We talked A LOT about the WHY of a mission. Knowing what we want to accomplish (on a mission or not) gives us the why- the reason we're doing it. We set that goal and the why helps us to RUN for it. The first and most important thing to remember is that it is a matter of exercising faith throughout our works to reach our goals. Heavenly Father WANTS us and BEGS us to be successful (probably on a mission- convert baptisms, off a mission- temple covenants)
SPIRITUAL THOUGHT: Here's a preview of what I have been thinking about this week - we are 100% responsible for the choices that we make and we need to accept that and be agents with the life we have been blessed with.
LOVE YOU ALL
xoxo, sister beal
new address: 1 Hogan Circle Apt 205 Eureka, Mo 63025
pic 1: SCarroll for the last time :'(
pic 2: SPoulos- my new comp
pic 3: guess where- my fav place
pic 4: bread co- yum