Monday, September 22, 2014

Week 50: End of Liberty

Just a few thoughts from this week to share as there is A LOT going on today.

Transfer results: I will be serving as a sister training leader in the Centerville South Stake with.... Sister Bill!! Crazy how the Lord works sometimes. This is her last transfer, and I know it will be incredible to continue learning from her and the other Sisters in the zone.

Alma 17:23 basically describes how I feel about this area.
The Church has produced a film called, "Meet the Mormons." This is an incredible opportunity for members of the Church to share their beliefs and for those who are not members to come and see what this is all about. You can request to have it shown in a theater near you (family you should request it for LZ!) and if certain areas get enough votes, they'll show it in that area! I invite each of you to go to the website to check out the video and see what it's all about. 

General Conference is on October 4th and 5th! Are we spiritually prepared to hear what our modern-day prophets have to share? 
ALSO the General Women's Meeting is THIS SATURDAY at 6:00pm MDT. You should all tune in to watch the incredible strength of faithful women in this world. It's going to be awesome :)

Miracle story of the week where God's hand was truly in every detail: 
Sister Holbrook tripped (again) and more-than-skinned her knees (again) on Thursday night. Friday, we needed to then go to Walmart to get some Band-aids since we ran out during the last knee-skinning episode. At Walmart, we ran into two Temple Square sisters who stopped to talk with us. One was from Thailand and talked with Sister Lwin for a bit about Myanmar.

Fast backward to earlier that day: Sister C on Temple Square got back from her outbound (the Temple Square missionaries go serve in other stateside missions for 3-6 months of their mission) and had a family that was from Myanmar that they were starting to teach in California. The family's English wasn't great, so Sister C wanted to know if there were any Burmese-speaking missionaries. Sister C felt prompted to talk to a certain sister from Thailand that night - the one who saw us at Walmart only a few hours previously. They called us up and Sister Lwin will be helping to teach that family about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Not sure on the details of it all, but that's what's going to happen. All because Sister Holbrook fell and scraped her knees up.

Best part of the story though: Sister C calls us AGAIN on Saturday night - we thought for the Burmese family. Turns out, she's the missionary MEGAN first started working with, and she had invited Megan to attend sacrament meeting with the Temple Square sisters the next morning, which we then ended up going with them.

Is your mind totally blown? Because mine definitely was when we figured all of this out.
Heavenly Father truly is aware of each one of His children. He places us exactly where we need to be to bless the lives of His other children that surround us. I don't know why or how He chose to let me have the gospel in my life, to be in this mission, to be a missionary at this great time, etc. but I am SO incredibly grateful for those blessings. 

I love this gospel. I love this work! Sometimes we have to go on faith, but that faith can become strong enough if it is rooted in Christ to perform miracles, even moving mountains if necessary. I love you all! Remember to smile!

Sister Holbrook

Just as a side note for all of you on the Meet the Mormons movie.
LDS Charities is donating all net proceeds from the movie to the American Red Cross to support their efforts to bless people's live around the world.  This is a great article to share with your friends.
Sister Holbrook's Dad :-)

Our district: Elder and Sister Wilson, Elder Meza, Elder Carillo, Elder Lopez, Elder Peshkov (back to front row): Sister Pearson, Sister Tranchina, Sister BanaƱa, Sister Lwin, me, Sister and Elder Prier.

Me and Megan, one of the greatest people I have ever met. It will be hard to leave her as she continues growing in the gospel!

Serving in the Wells Stake has been some of the greatest months of my life. I love this stake and these people!! #wellsmission 

Selfies in the car. Of course.

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