Parents and friends of missionaries arriving in the Washington Everett Mission today:
We joyfully received eight Spanish-speaking Sisters, seven English-speaking Sisters, and one valiant English-speaking Elder today. It has been a busy day! They’ve been fed and given a little training and had a short interview with me as Mission President. They were assigned their first companions here in Washington early this evening and are now in transit to their apartments. They should all be in their areas this evening and planning their proselyting day for tomorrow. Tomorrow they will be doing the work of full-time missionaries!
They are an impressive group and we are delighted to have them. We will see them again on Friday for additional training and once again on Saturday when we will be having a conference with a visiting General Authority. I’m sure they’ll have something to say about that when they email you on Monday.
Washington Everett Mission
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
So this is crazy! that its 2:07am here haha and I am emailing you to tell you that at 2:30am we leave for the airport!
we have to go through customs in Dallas but they tell me it should be fast so I’m praying that i call. I will do everything i can! isn’t that song wonderful! I love it! thank you for everything, we didn’t get to bed till 11:30pm last night and woke up at 1am so that’s pretty cool. my luggage is packed, underweight and ready to go.
As i am up so ready, Mexico is beautiful and I am going to miss it. we have to come back here! I love you! and I’m going to email this to dad and Rylee too! THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO I LOVE YOU!
You Tube Video: BYU Men’s Choir I Love the Lord (Be Still, my soul)
If link doesn’t work, please google BYU Men’s Choir I love the Lord. Its the first link that comes up.
8 For thus saith the scripture: aChoose ye this day, whom ye will serve.
familia!! how are you all doing?!
This week has been another
confirmation of the amazing love and support and truthfulness of the
Atonement if Jesus Christ.
I know that through him you can be strengthens to endure challenges and situations…not change them. I
learned that missionary work has to be done the lords way, or it doesn’t get done. I learned that OBEDIENCE is the first of law of
missionary work, and should be the first law of life. I learned that the miracle of a mission is
1. This opportunity to serve God all day
everyday for 18 months will never come again.
2. because of that Its
so important to embrace every minute and enhance every hour. and
3. no matter what….you must suffer the will of father. The only way to
learn is to have trials and hardships. BUT only though trials can we
come one with the savior…who is Jesus Christ. Elder starkey is doing
better….i think? This last Sunday was fast Sunday….i LOVED IT.
this was my 3rd time fasting, and it was amazing. I prayed as much as
I could and I asked specific blessing and its amazing how I received
specific answers 🙂
Theres a sweet little sister here who just left…her name is Hermana Smith…shes going to
Nashville TN. and her family hasn’t written her once since shes been out ;( how sad. How lucky and I to have a family that loves me and
write me! Also, one of my Elder friends….Elder Elliot had to go home? He had a pornography problem and wasnt worthy to be out here. It broke my poor little heart….mostly because…satan is a terd. If I could….Id probably hammer punch him. But its that…Satan finds things, he finds weaknesses and then he tells you itll be okay….I was just reading in the book of Mormon in Alma where it says something like ” you can now see that the Devil isnt there for the souls he drags down….” its so true….true happiness and exaltation isn’t worth any of satans tempations.
I AM SO LUCKY TO BE HERE. EVERYONE NEEDS TO GO ON A MISSION.
Ive already learned so much and loved so much. Oh my guess what! MOM remember that sweet sister I went through
the temple with in Salt Lake…she had curly hair….SHES HERE! haha we’ve been here together for like 4 weeks (shes a week in head of me…she just left too) and I got a picture with her to send to you. how coolio. I LOVE pday…love love love….in my planner i have “7am-breakfast…” ….”730am-5pm: Spiritual Paradise”…..”530- dinner”…”530-930pm: Spiritual prision (class)….” hahaha but i love
it. and I’m embracing it…
I LOVE ALL OF YOU thank you for the opportunity i have to be here….to all of you that have made this
possible 🙂 love: Hermana Lyman
One more thing…I want all of you to Read Alma 30;8-9. these scriptures have forever shaped who i want to become. in Alma vs 8 it say “choose ye this day whom ye will serve”. who will we choose to serve day by day. it doesn’t matter how little you serve the lord, wake up with prayer and pray throughout the day and ask…how can I serve the lord this day.