Can you all get any better. I just ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOU ALL. TO THE MAXIMUM!!! Literally every Monday I am just so happy to hear from you all and see your pictures and just hear about what your all up to. Thank you for always making me feel so loved, it's unreal!!
CUT OUT CHOCOLATE ALTOGETHER....ARE YOU CRAZY...only someone like dad is crazy enough to do that!!! Haha. I will be excited to have a little chocolate in the Christmas. Haha.
I am writing everything in my journal mother don't you worry. I know how important it is. My future family needs to read this!! Haha. I don't think I'll be harsh like dad and they won't have to wait until I die to read it!! Haha
SOOO...here's the question...are you ready to hear about my incredible week??? THOUGHT SO!!! here we gooooo.....
FIRSTLY I RECEIVED SOOOOO MANY LETTERS THIS WEEK. And it just made my week even more incredible. I received your postcard from Spain!! Haha (long time) and a postcard from grandma and grandad and letters from the hector family and from Sarah garnham too!! So I apologize because I won't be able to reply to them all. But you will all get replies it might just take me a little while!!! LOVE YOU all. Receiving letters is one of my favorites.
Grandma and grandad sent me a postcard, of two sister missionaries and they are sitting, reading their scriptures and there are angels with swords surrounding them both. And on the back it explains how when we read our scriptures we are protected and angels are with us. And I can testify of this. I never feel stronger and more protected then when I am studying my scriptures!!!!
MIRACLE- we have miracle Amis. And this week we saw them and they turned and said to us "whenever I listen to you, I feel a desire to have more faith." It was such a spiritual moment for me. To know that I am here, where I am supposed to be, this is part of his plan for me to be here, with these Amis (Investigators/ Friends) and helping them find faith in our savior Jesus Christ.
FUNNY MOMENT- so we have an ami, and she is a little crazy. But she is so sweet. She was nearly crying because she didn't know if she would be forgiven because she crushed a snail!! Haha. She adores animals. And she felt sooooo bad about squishing a snail. Haha. But it shows how righteous she is. Haha!!! Got to love moments like that.
ERM writing this, I'm here with sister wilsher and she just reminded me that tomorrow is our half way mark of our missions. SAY WHAAAAT. WELL WHERE DID THAT GO. No...like...seriously?
How crazy is that!!! This past half of my mission has been the greatest, most spiritual, most life changing nine months of my life and I am more than excited for these next nine months. Bring it on!!!
We had district meeting this week. Which you know I always love' we were speaking about all the many tools we have to help us on our missions. And how the most important and the most powerful is the Book of Mormon, and always will be. Family, I want you to know if you do not know already that I know with 100% of my heart that the Book of Mormon is true. There is no way, it cannot be true. Joseph smith translated it by the power of God, and it is the word of God. If we read, no not just read BUT STUDY, really study it's words, we will receive personal revelation from our Heavenly Father and we will never be happier. Since TRULY studying the Book of Mormon on my mission, I have never been happier. I love it so much. And I will continue to study it for the rest of my life.
FINDING DAY- so we had another district finding day this week in Suisse. And I have a lot of pictures to send you. We were put in a very beautiful area!!! and I was with sister descoubes and she is one incredible missionary. We found a map, prayed and chose a place. And we were led to the people who needed us. Seriously we were sooooo guided. And we found them. It's the greatest feeling.
We contacted one lady and it really hit me what she said we asked her "do you believe in Jesus Christ?" And she replied "of course, it's clear, it's the base " I love her response. Because it's exactly that. ITS SO CLEAR. And it makes so much sense. He is the author and the finisher of our faith. I have so much faith in him. I know he lives. And I know one day my faith will be my eyes and I will see that he is. I can't wait to thank him.
We had our Lausanne conference with president and the assistants this week too. It was so fun. Not a lot of quotes etc to share, as they focused it on planning. But president asked us " how will tomorrow be different??" I think we can use this everyday of our lives, and we will become better people. If we just asked what can I do better tomorrow that I failed to do today? As we evaluate our lives, see our weakenesses and hand them over to the lord. We will become more like Christ.
President also asked us to read the October conference talk from 1995- perfection pending. And if you have ever read it...ERM read it again! Haha it's such an incredible talk. We cannot reach perfection in this life, it's actually impossible. BUT we can try at least to set a grand foundation for the life to come. That's what we are here to do. Set the foundation for perfection.
Sister brown...I love her so much, she always brings TOO much fun into the conferences. Haha. she was speaking on how we are at battle right now. We are Satans walking targets. We need to be ready to defend and attack. And so....of course we played nerf guns!! Hahaha. I don't know if there are any pictures on the blog or anything? But it was hilarious. And guess what...I got everyone on the last round to shoot president. Hahaha. We all went "3...2...1..shoot president." Hahaha it was too much fun!!
But I did love her message. Because we really are the walking targets here. He wants us and he will do a lot to try and win. But we need to be ready and defend and attack.
(I have a lot of photos from the conference too..so be prepared for a lot of photos this week!)
All the missionaries going home this transfer were also given the he opportunity to share their testimonies, and I loved something an elder said...he said: " I am not going back home, I am going home, but not BACK.. Not back to who I was before." I love it, because it's true we go home, but we don't go back to who we were before or what we were doing before. We go back having learnt and we go back having become someone else.
We had the Halloween ward activity - it was great! I love it so much here!! Anyway it's kinda scary as missionaries...we went to walk home..(which was a pretty stupid idea as missionaries..but we started) and a group of boys approached us and they were all jokers with chainsAws (yeah you guessed it...I was creeped out and so scared) we felt we just needed to get back into the chapel. So we did and they followed. But we got a lift from our relief society president (hero) but just my little scary moment of the week. Haha
I really thought about Emily too this year. Maybe more than ever before. She would of been 12. And although it hurts, because she is not with us. It brings me so much joy to know that one day we will get to hug her and see her all the time and know her. And for that, I am so excited. It is hard, we want her here with us, we want to know what she was like and what she looks like. But we know she has a place secured in the celestial kingdom and that couldn't make me happier.
So I have another busy week this week!!! So this week ..,today we had a zone p day! And then we have a zone finding day in Geneva. And then our Amis baptism this Saturday (hopefully) and our two Amis wedding!!! And an exchange with one of the spainish sisters!! AHHH so much. I'm so excited. The weeks are flying by! And I'm loving every minute of it.
- we didn't have a,lot of studies this week as we've been so busy. I don't like it like that! Studies are my FAVOURITE. BUT I do have a little something to share with you.
I read the talk "the joy of living a Christ centered life" and he speaks about the potters wheel and how it has to be COMPLETELY in the center for it to work!! And how our life has to be exactly centered on Christ to be the happiest. The joy we experience in this life will be in direct proportion to how centered our lives are on him.
Well here goes another week. Make sure you all stay as happy and wonderful as you all are. Don't forget that I love you all, and I am missing you. You are so incredible. I can't believe how lucky I am to have you all.
Have an incredible week!!!!
LOVE YOUR ONE AND ONLY..,,
SISTER FAGG XXXXXXXXXXXXX