December 29, 2014Staying in Apple Valley another Transfer!!!!!!!! The end and beginning of a transfer have come. Last transfer was awesome and this new one is going to be even better.
Last week happened to be another sick week. Elder Tate was feeling pretty good. And then, Tuesday came and he was feeling terrible. So, we ended up staying at our place most of the week. The last two weeks of my first transfer with Elder Tate were rough. I was sick for one of the weeks and Elder Tate was sick both weeks. The hardest thing was not being able to go out and work. The weird thing is I'm grateful that happened. I learned a lot. I realized how important it is to study the scriptures. The scriptures are there to help us and they bring peace and comfort. The scriptures have brought that peace and comfort to me many times.
Now to today. It was a pretty typical P-Day. I finally went and got a haircut and man, that was great. We went with our Zone Leaders and bought some snap backs and had AVA put onto them. AVA stands for "Apple Valley A Zone." They're super sick! Then, we went to the ZL's (Zone Leaders) house and played a game.
A few weeks ago Elder Tate and I were walking out of Apple B's and this 60 year old woman stopped us and started telling us how good looking we were. After that we couldn't stop laughing, it was so funny!
Christmas was awesome! We had a brunch with a family in our ward and while there we got to FaceTime home. That was super awesome!! It was really good being able to see and hear them (my family). So much has changed !
The Lord loves you and knows exactly how you feel when you go through trials. Joseph Smith went through a ton! Watch "Joseph Smith the Prophet of the Restoration." The Lord told Joseph, while in Liberty Jail, "My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment;" (Doctrine & Covenants 121:7) Reading that brings so much peace to me. It brings that to me because it applies to us as well. Obviously, we aren't going through what Joseph Smith did, but, we will all go through trials. Knowing that our trials will be but a small moment is so comforting. All we have to do is endure. "And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes." (Doctrine & Covenants 121:8) Enduring is by far the hardest part, but, it's the most rewarding. The Lord has promised that we will triumph. A few weeks ago, Elder Tate and I had a really bad week. We were both down and not happy. What made our week was going to church. Church that week was awesome! Church can be that way every week. We just need to see it that way, even though it's hard sometimes. We just need to realize that church is there to help us grow and to help us apply the Atonement on our lives so we can change. Always remember to pray every morning, every night, and when you need comfort. Heavenly Father wants to hear from everyone.
Well that's pretty much it, I love all of you so much.
Christmas Day 2014
This is the letter from the guy that sent me the audio books. We already started listening to the books. We were totally bummed when we saw that it wasn't the complete book. He sent us certain chapters. We're interested in hearing the whole book. What we listened to so far was really good.
|A postcard I received from Grandma & Grandpa Heilesen.|
I was a little confused, at first, when I got it and read the front. Then, I read on the back that that's the actual name of the place.
FaceTime with my family!!!!! :):):):):)
This is our Christmas Tree!
I found it in the garage. We bought a few things to decorate it. We've had it lit up pretty much 24/7.
L to R: Sister Cornett, Sister Shaw, Elder Tate, me
(This is our last picture with Sister Shaw, she went home today)