There was a senior missionary couple there who are both Psychologists and help missionaries with their emotional issues. That day they instructed us on how to cope with a companion who is the opposite of us..or in other words how to deal with extroverts and introverts! It was great. I learned that I am a definite extrovert! Haha. Go figure. I love being with other people, teaching, and knocking on doors.
|Knocking on doors!|
So Sister Burdette and I went out this week and found people to teach, brought members with us, and found new investigators. I wish missionary work was like this every day! Haha. But we have bad days to show us the Lord's tender mercies and to let us know that we really do need to rely on Him for everything.
I was able to go to Sanford with Sister Richardson this week. It was a SUPER great exchange and I learned a lot from her. We were actually in the MTC together.
Saturday we had a really fun dual-ward pioneer day activity and picnic out on a lake. I was really sad I couldn't jump in and swim around but I will sacrifice! Ha. It was fun. There was really good BBQ, kids found mini turtles in the water, some investigators came, (yay!) and later that night we got to go see Linda our new investigator.
I have been studying a little bit about 'Desire' this week. If we don't have any desire, then why would we want to move forward...or in any direction at all? I think desire is where it all starts. Your desires determine your agency. And your agency determines who you become. Brother Ridd said, “Ultimately, the choice is yours. You have agency. Each choice takes you closer to or further from what you are meant to become. Always ask yourself, ‘Where will this choice lead?’ Develop the ability to see beyond the moment. Elder Oaks said, "Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions. The desires we act on determine our changing, our achieving, and our becoming."
I love you all so much and can't wait to hear from you. Keep doing what is right, and know I am praying for you :)
<3 Mally Mal