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

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Another Crazy Week

Hey y'all! Another crazy week!
The sites are starting to get pretty busy and it's been so fun to meet so many people. Being at the sites has been one of the greatest blessings of this mission! Pageant starts next weekend! CRAZY! I can't believe I've been here for a year! 
Last week was kind of a bitter-sweet week. So Benjamin's baptism didn't work out... We've got some things that we're working through with him since we found out he hadn't been completely honest with everything. Sometimes I feel like I'm already a mother. All I want is for these people to be happy and then they have to go and do dumb things and it drives us nuts! So when we try to help them they get all upset and then we get frustrated. They have NO IDEA how much we love them! haha... maybe one day they'll understand! So Mom and Dad.. Thank you for being patient with me through my entire childhood.
We also met with Zoe again. She's our adorable 9 year old that we're working with. The first thing she said to us after our opening prayer was: "I have a question.. So... How would someone.. umm.. go about setting an appointment to get baptized?" haha She is so sweet. So we got to talk to her for a little while. Her parents met with missionaries for FOREVER so we're hoping that once they allow her to get baptized, they'll want to become more serious about it as well. 
We were also able to go to the temple this week with one of the members here. She got baptized a couple years ago and she's great friends with all the sisters so it was so great to see her so happy! The temple really is a house of God where we can feel the spirit! That was much needed this week! 
We also had exchanges with the Fairport sisters this week. Sister Flores and I had such a great time. Our evening ended by crawling out our second story bathroom window to sit on the roof and watch the fireflies! Fun fact: if you hum Carol of the Bells, the fireflies look like one of those houses at Christmas time with lights that flash to music.
For the spiritual thought for the day, I'd like to share one of my Favorite scriptures: And moreover, would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaventhat thereby they may dwell with God in state of neverending happiness. remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it. 
I've thought a lot about this scripture lately with all the changes and craziness that are going on in the world. But it all comes down to being willing to keep the commandments of God. That's where true happiness will come. No matter the world says or does, We will always have a loving Heavenly Father who will consistently be here for us and bless us when we do what we're asked. He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. 
I Love y'all and hope you have a fantastic week!
Love Sister Nield


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