!Este semana fue muy excelente! Era muy bien a verlos en la Navidad por Skype. 🙂
This week was excellent! It was good to see you, mi familia, on Christmas through Skype. 🙂 Although that was only a few days ago, it feels so far away already!
Haha, so, I was so excited to see you guys that day that I totally forgot to tell you what President Killpack is “giving” our mission for Christmas this year — we get to go see ELDER HOLLAND!! In a week!! In Phoenix! They had originally planned a big meeting for the five missions in Phoenix with him. Upon realizing that they had excluded the most awesome mission EVER, the only other one in Arizona, they asked Elder Holland if we could be invited, too. He welcomed it!! Which means that we are leaving our mission boundaries next Saturday and going on a roadtrip to Phoenix. We’ll be traveling in buses. I am so excited!!! 🙂
So…we had mice in our house this week. We live right by some cotton fields, so this is pretty common. Hermana Solomon and I were just sitting there, eating lunch, when we saw one sprint across the room into our bedroom. Did you know that I’ve never actually seen a mouse before? Well. I’ve had plenty of experience now, I tell ya! We went after it with a mop and a broom, to no avail… I felt like I was in Mousehunt, the movie! We got some mousetraps and loaded them up with peanut butter and set them by the little holes we found. We went a day without anything… but the next day, as I glanced down by the fridge, not expecting to see anything but peanut butter, I was very surprised to see (I’ll admit I may have freaked out a little) a dead mouse down there! Turns out we had two. It was so much easier to catch those things than it was in that movie!!
I love being a missionary. 🙂 This week I have seen so many small little miracles; I have seen how the spirit leads me in little ways so much more! This work is amazing, and it is truly the work of Heavenly Father. I know that He is preparing people to receive His message – I see this every day and it is beautiful. Pray and search for opportunities to share the gospel with others. Every person you see is fighting a hard battle – one that can be won with the knowledge of the gospel. Be friends with everyone. Give referrals to missionaries – this is an act of love!
I love you all, and am out of time. Please read D&C 18:10-16 ; ponder it. 🙂
Hermana Sutherland 🙂