AHhh is it stake sports this coming weekend?? that is one of MY FAVOURITES!! i love the netball too!! ah good luck!! GO TEAM COLCHESTER! Ok i LOVED your week! i love you all so much!! thank you for everthing you do for me!! its alot so thank you!! and i received alot of emails and cards for my birthday which was ABSOLUTELY LOVELY!! so thank you everyone sooooo much!!! i love you all!!
Ok so are you ready for my week...HERE WE GOO...
1. guys i am 20. hahahaha ( yes i hear you all laughing) I LOOK 12 BUT I CAN SAY IM 20. what a life to live! haha!! its weird saying im 20 now...it doesnt feel right..muhumma and father you have 2 children into the 20`s!!! haha...not to make you feel older or anything...anyway..
So this week , on friday we recieve our transfer calls!!! AHHH!! how has it come around so quickly i do not know!! but its this friday so on monday we will find out if i am staying here in lausanne or moving, if im staying with sister wilsher or changing!! AHHH!! its so exciting!!
So you know last week i said recently we have lost a few amis and its been a little difficult to find new amis. well we have been praying for miracles. to really find these people heavenly father has prepared. AND guess what we got our miracle. on Tuesday we found 4 new amis!!! It was such incredible day, we were truly lead by heaven to find these people. it was so great, and they are amazing people.
We had district meeting this week! which was great..it always is. we focused alot on recognizing and following the impressions of the holy ghost. and there is a scripture in 3 nephi 11:3-9 and it shows how with the nephites it took them 3 times to recognize the voice. And we need to hear it the first time.
Ways we can do that is by always being ready to recieve a prompting. and to recieve you need to be in the right frame of mine, so we need to be starting our day with prayer and scripture study so we are spiritually prepared to recieve! And its true that sometimes its hard because the voices and noises of the world can be SO loud. But the world is never going to change, the voices are always going to be loud its us who needs to change to choose which voice we want to hear louder. and that it why it is so important to focus and learn, practise to know the voice of the spirit to hear it louder than the other voices we have around us everyday!!
We also discussed how important it is to know our divine potential. And i wanted to make sure that you all know your potential. You are sons and daughters of a living god. How incredible is that, you have incredible potential. i wish we could all see ourselves through the eyes of our heavenly father, then we would really see who we are, how important we are and who we can truly become. You are all incredible individuals with incredible gifts to help you and others reach there divine potential. i love you.
EXCHANGE - me and sister wilsher were with sister shields (our STL) this week for our exchange. And it was amazing. We saw miracles together. I always learn SO MUCH from exchanges with other sisters. sister shields is inredible at asking inspired questions. so our ami asked me if i had seen a change in her. and i explained how much of a change i had seen. and i asked her if she had seen this change. and she was silent and said its hard to see it in herself. THEN sister shields asked her some questions. and made her realise how much her life has improved and how much happier she truly is with the gospel in her life. it was such a special moment, hearing our ami explain how much happier her life is now!! ( i have some photos fromt he exchagne to send also...)
I have really seen this week ( although i see this every week) how much heavenly father helps us when we show him we are willing to do something, willing to act in some way. i have really been trying to contact someone on everysingle transportation! Its difficult because sometimes its crowed etc actually no its not difficult...its just myself i let fear overcome faith sometimes. i fear that they will be mean, i fear i wont be able to understand then etc (the list goes on haha) But made a promise. so i kept it. i spoke to someone on every transport and heavenly father helped me. he helped me understand, i was able to exchange phone numbers, i gave out books of mormon to these people. I really saw how much we need to show him we trust him and he`ll be there to help us. Its a two way thing. and it applies to all of us. If we are asking something from the lord, are we really showing or living in such a way where he can see we trust him, are we living in such a way where he can see we are willing to take a leap of faith some of the times... thats the lesson i learnt for myself this week. effort is required on our part if we expect him to bless us in return. blessings always follow!
OK HERE WE GO...SISTER FAGGS WEEKLY EMBARASSING BUS MOMENT COMING UP....
ahhhh i cant believe i am writing another one. but i know it will make you laugh....haha
Ok so i got ont he bus...stood up on the higher level to sit down (its where there are four seats, 2 facing eachother) so i stood on that level about to sit down and the bus start off fast so i fall forward....yes you know whats coming...and i fall and catch myself so my hand is grap on the railing and the other pressed up against the window...and i look forward and theres a old man sitting there and im like looking into his eyes ahahah and i couldnt move i was stuck!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! it was soooo awkward!! i felt like saying ``you have beautiful eyes`` but it wasnt the right moment!! haha i eventually got out and guess who was there as a witness ...yes sister wilsher! so yes i was laughed at afterwards!! haha!! anyawy...hope you enjoyed that because i didnt!
MIRACLE - a lady approached us in centre ville asking for directions and she spoke english. We walked with her to show her where it was. and as we walked we talked and got onto religion (of course haha!) and she was so interested to meet with us again. she said she needs something spiritually in her life. So we set up a RDV for this week. But it makes you think how planned this all is..there was a reason why we took that street, a reason why she approached us and none of the million other people there. you know? it amazes me everyday how guided and planned and miraculous everything is!! its amazing!!
So....on friday we were in the apartment and we hear the doorball. now the missionaries doorbell never rings!! so we all got scared..haha..me and sister wilsher were like ``sister camus, you go, you open it, you can speak french..`` haha so she went and we followed and who was it SISTER FRANCIS AND HER PARENTS!! BEST SURPRISE EVER!!! they brought over our packages!! it was such a great surprise. and yes she was videoing!! darn it!! haha!! But that was cool!!
MIRACLE - we contacted a man who had been taught by the elders a year ago, and lost contact because of his work. and before we could say he set up an appointment with us. we actually had it this morning. and he is amazing. very prepared and willing to do anything to know for himself.
COOL QUOTE TIME `` every experience god gives us, every person he puts into our lives is the perfect preparation for a future that only he can see.`` I LOVED THIS. i found it in a talk i was studying this week. and its so true. everything we experience, every trial, every hurdle, every person its all to help us become the person he sees us becoming, its always to strengthen and to learn. to prepare us for exactly, the future only he can see. HE knows us perfectly.
Mum i loved what you put in my birthday card. YOu said Go..have embarassing moments (check! haha)... Go teach like you have never taught before, go smile so hard that your jaw aches at the end of the day, go sing as if its the last song, go serve as though your whole life depends on it. Im going to use this as my mission inspiration!! everyday i am going to checklist all of these. its the secret to a happy mission right there! so thank you!!
I really have had an amazing week yet again!! i have alot of photos to send you.. so i know youll like that!! haha! Im so excited to hear what is going to happen next transfer! its crazy how fast everything is going. but i seriously feel so blessed to be here. I am so happy. I truly cannot explain how much i am learning, how much my testimony is growing here. I love the gospel of jesus christ. I know that it is true. I love my saviour. he lives, i know he lives! I love testifing of his love each and every single day!!
I love you more than you could ever imagine! YOU ARE INCREDIBLE!!
have another amazing week!!
I LOVE YOU!!
LOVE YOUR ONE AND ONLY..
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