Is #TempleTuesday still a thing? Because we totally went to the TEMPLE this last Tuesday!! Woot Woot! I love the temple. Every single time I go it's exactly when I need to go. I'm so glad I have the opportunity to go to the temple even though it's outside of my mission boundaries. It's the greatest place on earth. It's seriously Heaven on Earth. I love it there :) I didn't want to leave! But, the work must go on. And I'm sure glad it did!
I got to go on exchanges with the BYSA Sisters! Sister Tripple was my companion for the day! She was trained by my follow-up trainer Sister Bench! Shout-out to Alisa :) It's Sister Tripple's last exchange and transfer, so we partied it up (while doing missionary work, of course). She's awesome :) She grew up in Haiti in an orphanage until she was 15, then was adopted and moved to Idaho for a bit, and has been living in Alaska with her family for the last few years! From Haiti to Alaska ha-ha. She's great :) We got to meet a lot of Born-again Christians while on our exchange and got preached to almost more than we preached ha-ha. It was very different. We even found a free car wash so we could finally wash our car! That might not seem like much to y'all, but Sister Hokafonu and I have been praying for that since the beginning of our transfer together. I swear, it was a miracle from God.
This week we got to watch “Meet the Mormons” with Sandra and Tearra! That was fun! And, the best part of the week, SANDRA GOT BAPTIZED ON SATURDAY!!! (Happy birthday shout-out to my big bro Cam for last Saturday). She's finally clean and she says she feels "like a brand new baby" :). She's amazing. It was a beautiful ceremony and Sandra has been waiting a long long time for that day. And it finally came and she's fully committed to living this Gospel for the rest of her life :) People like her and Teresa, and basically everyone I've had the opportunity to teach and witness their baptisms are truly miracles. God is so good.
That was basically my week. I wish I could just write down all my thoughts and feelings throughout the week and all the miracles that I get to see every day, but I just don't have time for that. I truly love this work and wouldn't want to be anywhere else in the world but here right now. Baltimore owns my heart. The people here are the greatest! Many are misunderstood and all of them just need more love. I never want to leave!
I hope you are all able to have your own missionary opportunities wherever you are. It brings the greatest joy into one’s life if they just let it. I know this church is true without any doubt. I love it :) I'm happier than I ever have been despite all the stress and trials and such that go on around me. It's the service that makes everything better. Trust in your Savior and He will help you. I love you all lots and lots!
Scripture of the Week: Ether 12:27 (because we all know I have lots of weaknesses)
Quote of the Week: "It is impossible to fail when you do your best and when you are on the Lord's errand." - Elder Ballard.
P.S. Here are some pictures of us at the temple!! LOVE IT!!
P.S.S. More fun pictures :)