what another amaaazing email muhumma!! My head is now 10 times as big but hey I LOVED IT!! haha!! I cant believe Elder Kieran called Dad! It was so funny so at the beginning at the conference Elder Kieran and Elder Neilson and president and sister Roney stood at the front and all the missionaries got to shake their hands. SO I HAVE SHAKEN THEIR HANDS. WOOO!! ANYWAAAY... so you were not allowed to hug their wives because it would take too much time. BUT i got to Elder Kieran and he saw my name and asked `who is your Dad?`...simon fagg. he turned to his wife and just said: `oh just hug her for me!!` HAHA so she did!! i think all the missionaries were a little jealous!! haha!! It was so funny!
Ok so my head is big...and the pressure is even bigger now. thanks mum!! haha just kidding!!
Ah i love President and Sister Jordan sooo much! Give them alot of love from me please!!
Ok so my week WAS EPIC!!!!...here we go...
Firstly sister Fagg is FAT because we had soooooooo many food appointments because Sister Francis was leaving!! And one of them was one of our African Ami`s..and he took us to a popular African restaurant....no kidding we walked in there and we were the only white people (everyone starred at us the whole time...) haha funny times. But proud food eating moment i ate..fufu!!!!! whatever that was. It was gross but i have eaten FUFU! Proud!!
Mum i loved your quote from your last email: `we are just ordinary people doing an extraordinary work with the help of our father in heaven.` I loved it sooo much. We really are just ordinary. but through him we become extraordinary. As we take upon us his name in everything we do, as we strive to serve others always, as we completely love everyone around regardless of who they are or who they were. Thats when we become extraordinary!!
I actually received an answer to my prayers this week. During one of my personal studies. I had been praying specifically for some time. and it was really bothering me because i was not finding an answer for myself. But i prayed so hard, and like heavenly father does alot of the time for me he gave me a scripture reference. An exact reference and i looked it up and there it was, the answer i needed. I just wanted to share it with you because i know prayer is so powerful. I know that heavenly father really does listen to us, blessings are waiting for us, on the condition of us simply asking him. We just need to ask. I know he is real, and i know so strongly he loves each and every one of us more than we will ever know.
In PMG (Preach my gospel) it says: `we come to think of God as a repairman or a service agency only to help us in our emergencies, we should remember the most high day and night, always, not only at times when all other assistance has failed..` Do not forget the amazing opportunity we have to pray and know he is listening. He wants to listen to you always. Tell him everything. My relationship with my heavenly father has grown tremendously and that is through simply speaking to him.Telling him of my hopes and fears! and letting him help me!!
Ok MIRACLE TIME:
we had a refferal from the office, *S* had requested a copy of the book of mormon. and she lived in our area! so we called her and she said `its ok i have found i can read it online, i dont want to see you` we persisted and said how we would really like to see her and explain more about the book of mormon. at first she was hesistant because she had heard negative things about our church. But agreed. We arrived and she told us how she has been searching for answers her whole life, she did alot of bad things in her life, and her grandmother taught her how to pray (her grandmother was a member) and she was praying for an answer and one day a book fell from the bookshelf and landed on a page of jesus christ and it explained repentance etc. She told us how she repents every single day because every single day we make mistakes!! WE WERE LIKE WOW!!
And we taught the restoration and she is sooo interested and wants to know the plan of salvation. So excited for her!!
family i just love wearing the missionary badge so much! me and sister Francis were saying how even when we go home, and the badge comes off, we never remove it from ourselves. In everything we do we should act, think, do just like we would wearing it. Do everything knowing his name is written on you!! We promise to take upon his name. So in everything think `Will he be happy with this?`
Its so great the different reactions we get from our badge. Because everybody sees it. stares and reads it. looks up. sees our smiling beaming faces!! haha!! some turn away straight away! others LOVE IT!! it intrigues them!! one man stopped us and just thanked us the whole time for saving people. and how thankful he was that we were giving up time to serve god!! For me, im really not giving up anything to serve him, he has given me soo much. This does not even begin to compare!
`so often we become focused on the finish line that we fail to enjoy the journey` i saw this, this week and LOVE IT!! Live every day like its your last. Give everything you have to be the happiest you can be!! Enjoy life. It is so wonderful!!
So the conference was absolutely incredible. we do not have IPADS yet but we are getting them in 2 weeks!! IT was how the IPAD is simply just another tool to help the work, we remain the instrument and how important it is to remember that-never forgetting our purpose!! its amazing how much the work is changing. they are calling it `disciples of the digital age!!!` haha!! They really are going to move the work forward. But the conference was on how to use it and how to keep safe from the many dangers that can come from it.
Elder nielson shared a story how there was a huge storm and 9 sister missionaries were on a roof, holding on to eachother, facing 200mph winds, and singing hymns and praying to survive. And they all survived - they survived because they held on to what they knew could save them: their faith. We have alot of 200mph winds we face every single day, be it addiction, sickness, stress etc but we just need to hold on very tightly to what we know can save us: our faith, prayer, the scriptures etc.
He also invited us to `go and become`...if you were told that..`go and become` what would you do next? `go and become like the saviour.` i try to do this each day. Focusing every thing i do on him. Trying to be and become like him.
And i got to see ELDER SPOORS!! AHHH he is doing amazing, it was so fun seeing him. and i saw Elder elvidge and my MTC companions!! It was so great seeing everybody. Everyone is absolutely loving missionary life!! its so great to see!!
So i have a new companion, Soeur Camus, she is spainish. and soooo great!! She is such a hard worker!! so i know this is going to be a PUSH sister fagg transfer. BUT IM READY!! bring it on!! haha!! its going to be so great!!
funny story of the week....last night there was thunder and lightning and our bathroom toilet light doesnt work, so we have a tiny torch in there. so im on the toilet and i cant find the torch, its pitch black and then LIGHTNING flashes come through BOOM!! i was in the middle of a horror movie on the toilet! haha it was so scary ..hahahahaha
ALSO today i was wanting to ask someone if they spoke french because he wasnt understanding me AND I SANG IT!! HAHA you know the song `parlez-vous Francais..` i was so embarrassed...i actually sang the line!! HAHA!!!!
It sounds like you are all doing soooo amazing!! i love hearing about all your adventures!! I truly know the church is true! and i know you all do too!! I love you more than you will ever ever ever know!! Keep up the smiling. It really does make a difference! i have seen it!! Im so gald stake conference went so well. Proud of you all and who you all are!!
I LOVE YOU!
LOVE YOUR ONE AND ONLY...
SISTER FAGG XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Can you please thank lorraine mateer for her letter! and sarah garnham and grandma and grandad for their letters too! TELL THEM I LOVE THEM ALOT PLEASE!! thanks!!!