|It's getting colder in Texas, but this is Utah snow pre-mission.|
We had a man threaten to call the cops on us this week. That was pretty exciting. I also found out that a lot of people have way harder lives than I do and that I am somehow and for some reason protected from many of the physical and spiritual dangers that this world has to offer.
She has always been a goal-setter and that has only intensified on her mission. She is working to become a better, stronger person in so many ways.
Physically I am sleeping well, I have been exercising but I want to up the intensity in our morning jogs, but I know it's a process and I can't go from a walker to a marathon runner over the course of a week. I am working to learn to be the master of my own physical body that the Lord has given me. Sometimes I get so frustrated with being mortal because "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" but that is how we learn. Thank goodness for the Atonement.
Teach has always been such a friendly person so I was surprised when she said she was afraid of talking to people. She has been doing a lot of work with less-active people and she has been pretty successful getting them back to church.
I have up and down days but I know that the Lord will take care of me when I do his will and talk to everyone so I just need to let that fear be overpowered by my faith. I absolutely love the ward though! I feel that I am a pretty effective less-active work missionary. I love working with those who have felt the truth before but have forgotten the feelings of the Spirit because they let the things of the world get in the way.
Then she will just say something awesome about me and it makes me feel great for the rest of the day!
Sometimes I think about how you've shared your testimony with us throughout your life and I realize that it is rarely in full drawn out words like this, but I just want you to know how much it means to me to know that you know that the church is true. I'm so grateful that you have that deep profound understanding and that you strive everyday to heed the promptings of the Spirit. I hope... I hope with all of my heart that I can someday be like you and I can share my testimony with my children with my actions as well as my words. But since I can't see you... it is nice to read the words because I can hear your voice and the voice of the Spirit testifying that you know and I know that you know that it's true. (: I hope that made sense.
Still the same old Teach. How I miss her! Her sweet positive attitude and happy smile.
I love being a missionary. I know that so many miracles have come since I've been serving...
I pray for y'all. I love y'all.
I think she is definitely coming home with a Texas drawl, what do you think?