Hey everyone! I hope you all had a good week! We definitely did! And it was so warm! We walked out of a lesson on Saturday and Sister Price says, "Oh my! Its so hot out here! This is gross!" And I respond, "This is MY kind of winter!" I was in heaven all week with this amazing weather!
But the weather wasnt the only thing good about this week! Here are some highlights:
-We had an awesome lesson with our investigator Yoshika! She is very knowledgeable and wants to know a lot. We talked about the joy that the gospel brings and how she can have that too.
-Dinner at Qdoba! It was soooooo good!!
-Interviews with President Carlson! He is awesome!
-Also, while we were there, there was a member who lives in Plainfield there. She wanted to talk to me because she has a deaf daughter and there are some other deaf people that attend their church meetings and she is the interpreter for them! She heard that I know ASL and so we talked for a long time about the deaf members and also the deaf community around the city! I got to talk to the mission president about it too and I have a feeling we might be getting somewhere with it! Im sooooo excited! I would love to be a part of starting up an ASL assignment to the missionaries in this mission!
-Exchanges!!! I went with Sister Reed, here in Indy. We had a lot of fun! We taught a few people and walked around on campus in attempt to talk to people....except campus was DEAD! I guess no one likes to go there on their Friday afternoons.
-Helped clean the church!
-Nerf war with the YSA and some other missionaries at the church! It was a lot of fun!
-Relief Society activity at the church too! And our new investigator Stacie came!!!
-Stacie came to church too!! Yaayy!!! She contacted us first because she wanted to know more about what we believe. She has some family that is Mormon and she is interested! She is so sweet and Im so excited to start teaching her!
Thoughts from this week
Theres a couple things that stood out to me this week in studies, conversations with other missionaries and at church tomorrow and I want to share them with you!
"There is no growth in the comfort zone. And there is no comfort in the growth zone." This quote has totally followed me on my whole mission! My 2nd companion, Sister Spratling, and I used this as our theme! And I totally forgot about it until yesterday at church someone said it! But I love it so much because its true! Every time I look back in my life and especially in my mission where I grew or learned something important it was because I put myself out there, tried something new, and embraced the awkward! The Lord only blesses us if we are willing to try something. There are so many examples from the scriptures of people that really didnt want to do something or werent sure that they would be able to yet they had courage and did it anyways! The Lord blessed them AND they were able to learn an important lesson!
Also I LOOVVEE Alma chapter 26 in the Book of Mormon! If you have the chance I challenge you to read it this week! Ammon gives so much hope to the people he is talking to! And there are some great lessons that I learned from it that I know you can learn too!
Well thats all folks! Have a great last week of January! I love you!
-sister emily griffiths
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