HAPPY NEW YEAR!This week it is new years...and I hope that all of you have taken the time to make some goals that you want to work on! and then you write them down so you can really make that change! Yesterday in church we talked a little about making goals...and how important it is to make goals not just at the beginning of the year...but everyday...or every week. always having something to work on. It doesn't have to be anything big or dramatic or life changing...but something positive or something that will bring you closer to our savior. Missionaries make goals all the time. But that doesn't mean we are automatically successful in making that change.. It is hard...you get caught up in being go go go all the time and focus so much on helping others improve you almost forever about helping yourself improve. This week Sister Holt and I have decided to get serious with our goals. we are tired of wanting to make changed and not seeing them happen...so we have started writing them down...and putting them in a place we can see and reading it everyday so we know what we want to change and do! I encourage all of you to make a serious goal about changing yourself! and becoming better! and really putting together a plan of action and making it happen because you will see the changes come. And Always remember...if you aren't perfect! don't give up! try again! and ALWAYS ask Heavenly Father for help!
This week we had the chance to talk to a pastor that knows the F.O.T.H family! Occationally..most often than not when we run into pastors they are not a fan of us! But this pastor was really nice! and very respectful! HE will make it clear that we dont believe the same way, but he was never rude. And he was just a man who loves Jesus and wants the best for other people. it is so good to see that there are still good people in the world! Not to mention it was my first speaking in tongues experience. He said a prayer for us and during his prayer he spoke in tongues.. I dont really know how it is said to work! But it was interesting to see what i have been hearing so many people say for so long! #newexperiences
This week has been a bit of a whirl wind with Christmas and all that.. But it has been fun none the less and we were able to see so much love from the members. I am so blessed to be here in Corbin always learning and and being around some of the most amazing people on planet Earth. Missions are easily the best thing ever...You lean so much more than you ever thought possible. Honestly I never realized how much I know that I was learning till ...yesterday...when Sister Holt and I were talking about the restoration..and I dont mean that like OH I KNOW SOO MUCH AND SHE KNOWS NOTHING...but instead it was like..woah..I remember when I was just like that..and I have come pretty far! and I am so excited to continually learn and help people to come closer to Christ...Always trying to improve by MAKING GOALS.
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and that you are all about to have the best new year ever because I know it will be a great one for me! And I am so honored to be able to serve the Lord at this time in my life. How did I get so blessed?
Quotes in Corbin:
God...who is that? the giant buffalo in the sky?"
"I thought I could defy gravity...i guess i cant"
MOM AND STEVE! THANK YOU FOR ALL THE CHOCOLATE ORANGES! Y'ALL ROCK!
MATT THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FOR THAT LETTER...IT KILLED ME!
MICHAEL AND KARISSA THANK YOU FOR THOSE BLANKETS AND EVERYTHING!
DAPICE FAMILY! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE CHOCOLATE!
DAD AND BRENDA THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT! IT MADE MY DAY!
KILGOURS! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THINKING OF ME AND PICKING OUT A SCARF WITH MY FAVORITE COLORS ON IT! THANKS SUMMER!
THANK YOU DARREN AND STACY RILEY LOGAN AND MORGAN FOR YOUR UNEXPECTED PACKAGE! IT MADE ME SMILE!!
THANK YOU NANA AND PAPA FOR YOUR THOUGHTFUL 24 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS AND YOUR HELPFUL GIFTS!
THANK YOU TO THE FROST FAMILY FOR THINKING OF ME THIS CHRISTMAS!
AND THANK YOU ELDER KILGOUR FOR MY CHRISTMAS CARD! MEANS A LOT!!
I have this theory...you don't know how much people love you...until you spend a Christmas in the mission field :) Thank you all so much for your thoughts and packages and letters and cards this Christmas. It is not about that..but to a missionary far from home it is greatly appreciated!
LOVE YOU ALL! HAVE AN AWESOME WEEK!
I got some pig slippers....I rock 'em THANKS FOTH FAMILY!!!
Our Christmas tree...HOW BLESSED ARE WE?!
Thank you A.. for this amazing picture of Thomas S. Monson doing Jazz hands #merryChristmastous