Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Whats new?
-I have a new companion! Sister Kent!
-Our mission now has ipads!
So the full week leading up to transfers my companion sister Vanderziel was praying that there would be a snow storm that would close the interstate so she wouldn't be able to leave Wyoming. Fast forward to Tuesday, we are driving on the interstate. I can't see a thing! Nothing!  The other missionaries that were coming down from other parts of Wyoming said that we would all just caravan. So as we are going literally 40-35 mph on the interstate I look over at Vanderziel and say "Happy?  You had enough faith to make it snow, but not enough to close the dang thing!" lol We started driving at 9:30 and didn't get to the mission office until 3:00that isusually like a three hour drive -__- but it was good, made for some funny memories.  Especially when I had to get out and chisel out all the ice under our tires because it was clogging up everything.  Yeah, i love the snow...

When we finally made it down to civilization I was able to pick up my new companion, whom I already love! Sister Kent!  She hails from the lush tree covered land of Virginia.  Meaning, she says "ya'll" 20 times in one conversation lol She has been out a little longer, and is a little older than me and is already teaching me so much!  She's been a member for about 2 years and has such a testimony building conversion..the Lord really does work through us, we are His hands to help bring others unto Christ.
Listening to her story has helped me appreciate even more the testimony that I have, and the testimony that my parents have, and always shared with me as I was going through life.

On Sunday a few of the people we are teaching actually came to church! WOWWEEEE!  That was really exciting, showing them where all their classes were, and having all the ward members introducing themselves. We are teaching this guy and he said that he hates crowds, he hates new places and new people..but, he said that his first day at church he felt like he was at home. The importance of people not just having a fellowshipper, but a FRIENDshipper, is so important! I saw that in action this past Sunday when members of the ward made sure no one was sitting alone in their classes, or just simply introducing themselves and shaking their hands.

Our mission for this month is studying about patience lol (mom knows why i laugh at this).
Anyways in a talk given by President Uchtdorf titled  -Continue in Patience-... "There is an important concept here: patience is not passive resignation, nor is it failinto act because of our fears. Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means stayinwith something and doing all that wcan-working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardshiwith fortitude, even when thdesires of our hearts are delayed. Patience is not simply enduring; it is enduring well!"
another section that I really enjoyed "Patience is process of perfection. The Savior Himself saithat in your patience you possess your souls. 11  Or,to usanother translation of the Greek text, in your patience yowin mastery of your souls"

Who doesn't want a little more self mastery? haha I'm always excited to see what is waiting for me as I delve deeper into this gospel. It is so rewarding, "Of all treasures of knowledge the most vital is the knowledge of God, His existence, powers, love and promises."
I know this to be true.

Sister Efnor
Here are some pictures purely for your entertainment! lol- 
Granger's post office is a double wide-
One of many…
Our investigators holder for their babies pacifiers. 
Their cemetery- not even kidding!
And lastly… Some Granger outdoor beauty! 

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