{mis-sion-ary, [noun] someone who leaves their family for a short time so that others can be with theirs for eternity}

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Another Week in Irondequoit

Hello everyone! Another week has come and gone! I can't believe how fast time is flying! It blows my mind!
This week wasn't the most eventful, but it was still a great week! So Sister Andrus and Sister Kasparian (one of the Webster sisters) are the sister trainers and so they have to go on exchanges with other sisters, and normally they'd be companions, but since they're both training me and sister Peterson, they do exchanges and sister Peterson and I will be together! So this last Friday, sister Peterson and I went out into Webster (about 10-15 minutes outside Irondequoit) and Sister Andrus had sister Sumsion with her in Irondequoit. They went and saw Mary (one of our progressing investigators). Finally Mary said she wants to get baptized!!!! That's great news right?! haha well... She says she wants to get baptized next spring! Oh my goodness! haha She feels like she has to know EVERYTHING before she's baptized, so we've got to help her realize how important baptism is and why faith is important! But we're making progress with her! That's always good!
The leaves are starting to change colors out here! The trees must be confused cause it is NOT fall yet! But honestly, they aren't even completely changed yet and I can already say, there is NOTHING more beautiful than a Western New York fall! The colors are GORGEOUS!! I'll have to send pictures once the sacred grove is completely changed! It's gorgeous!!
We went to see Esther this week! It had been a couple weeks since we'd been able to see her! She is so sweet! She was telling how much she missed us and how she is always so happy when we come talk to her! Well as we were leaving, she decided that she really didn't like the bags we were using to carry all our stuff so she runs upstairs and comes down with all these expensive purses! She would not let us leave until we took a new bag to put our stuff in! And these are all designer bags! She had Coach and Gucci and a whole bunch of other super expensive bags! They were more expensive than any article of clothing I've ever gotten in my life! But she would not let us leave without one! We kept saying we couldn't take them but she was very adamant that we need better bags to carry our things in. So needless to say, I now have a coach bag!
My spiritual thought for this week is a quote by President Uchtdorf. He said: "There is a beauty and clarity that comes from simplicity that we sometimes do not appreciate in our thirst for intricate solutions." We often times make life a lot more complicated than it needs to be. As we turn to our Heavenly Father, He has a simple plan set up for each of us and He'll be more than willing to lead us down that path if we put our trust in Him! So put your trust in Him. Take the paths that He has set for you. Remember that He can see the whole map when we can only see down the street!
Love you all! Have a great week!

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