Date

November 27, 2018

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Companion

California here I come!!!

This week has been the most eventful week of my life. I leave for California tomorrow (28th) at noon. I've seen off my companion and all the other Chicago and Provo elders in my district. Tomorrow will be my turn. California here I come!!!

On Tuesday we had a devotional, and Elder Stevenson of the Twelve came and spoke to us. He told us that we are spiritually lost in the wilderness. We have a survival kit that consists of the scriptures, missionary handbook, and Preach My Gospel. He showed us that he always caries his missionary handbook (of blessings) and told us that President Nelson carries his as well.

On Thanksgiving all of the missionaries participated in a massive service project. We made breakfast meals for hungry children in Utah. We made over 350,000 meals total, with about 100 lines of 12 missionaries. Each time a box was filled by one line the group would let out a loud cheer. Hearing my own group, and all the others cheering made my heart soar that day.

Later in the day we had a special devotional where Elder and Sister Uchtdorf came and spoke to us! A few of the words of advice they offered are:
Light and Darkness cannot occupy the same space. That's both a warning and a blessing because we cannot let the darkness into our lives, but we can chase it away with our light.
Wen you are experiencing trials take a moment to be quiet and pray. Ask the Lord what you're supposed to learn out of this.
My favorite quote that Elder Uchtdorf said is "You are made of the stuff of eternity."

Then that night, we had the singer/pianist Tanner James and the guitarist Michael Dowdell come and preform for us and turned on the Christmas lights! We all went out and took tons of pictures in them.

Speaking of Christmas, Light the World is coming up! lighttheworld.org has all of the information you need to participate. Dec 1st is the worldwide day of service, so I want EVERYONE to participate! Not just then, too! I want to hear about everyone doing service as often as they can this next month. On Dec 23rd there will be a special sacrament meeting about Christ, and we want to invite everyone we know! Invite all nonmembers and members alike to participate in the special meeting devoted to the Savior. It will be wonderful.

This week's scripture is Moroni 8:3 "I am mindful of you always in my prayers, continually praying unto God the Father in the name of his Holy Child, Jesus, that he, through his infinite goodness and grace, will keep you through the endurance of faith on his name to the end."

"Ciao for now" (- a quote from my teacher, Brother Shibuta)
-Sister Wesche




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