it was absolutely INCREDIBLE speaking to you all yesterday!! I LOVED it so sooo soo soooo much!! You are always doing so well! and i just LOVE YOU!! You never fail to make me laugh, all of you!! and it gave me a huge boost as you always do!! so thank you!! It was sooo much fun!!! I loved seeing your faces! and your smiles and hearing all your laughs again it was PERFECTION!!
Your week sounds amazing!! Mum im glad you like your card! I loved writing it..i knew you would love it!! haha!! i love you soooo much!!
We went to the huge Lausanne cathedral! IT IS STUNNING!! man i need to make sure i remember all of these places to bring you back here. The weather was so hot today!!!! its supposed to be nice all week i think. African sister fagg coming up!! haha!!
I have tan lines on my feet from the strap of my shoes!! haha it looks so silly!! I will make sure i do not wear them in the summer!!! and i already have the missionary t-shirt tan line on my arms! i should have shown you! But guys what am i going to be like when i get home! haha!!! nobody here believes i am from England. or they think i am half Spanish. on the bus people will start speaking to me in spainish...and im like `wooooah i am not spainish!!!` haha its so funny!!
I think we are finding every living spainish speaker in Lausanne!! haha!! its great though!! I think it is one of the reason why heavenly father needed sister Camus here. to find these people he has prepared!! Its really cool to see!!
The photos from the wedding look so stunning!! everyone looking gorgeous as always!! Please congratulate jacob and hayley for me!! I LOVE THEM BOTH SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!
OK sooooo my weekk.....here we go...
We have taught alot of people this week!! and been blessed with alot of amazing conversations with people. We have really focused on following the spirit in the people to speak to. There are so many people that it is impossible to speak with everybody so we have really been trying to listen and be guided. And miracles have come from it!!
We have also been working on strengthening the YSA and less actives in our ward because its a weak area. And the elder`s went through the whole member list and found out in total we have 321 less active members in the Lausanne ward. Obviously some are from 50 years or so ago but still its too many. So mission accepted. haha!! We have started to invite the less actives to teach with us. and oh my goodness the spirit is so great when they are present. We had one less active Ami teach with us twice this week. And when he bore his testimony it was incredible. We can see how teaching with us is really strengthening him and his testimony. In the last lesson he said in his testimony `i was in active but now i know that these things are true..` it was an incredible experience to be a part of.
I told you this yesterday but i need to tell you again the GREATEST thing that i love about being a missionary is seeing the change that takes place in the peoples lives. You can literally see the light of Christ enter the lives of these people. They become happier. They are finding answers to questions they never knew they needed answers for. And smiling!! I love making people smile every single day!! How are you guys doing with those gorgeous smiles of yours (except brace face amy...haha just kidding you beauty!!`
i was studying happiness and i found a scripture in Alma 27:18 `exceeding joy...humble seeker of happiness` or something like that and i loved it. All we need to do is SEEK to be happy everyday!! And we will receive this exceeding joy!!
<We had Zone training this week aswell!! Preparing us for the IPADS!! they focused on creating plans for whenever we may feel vulnerable...like chossing a hymn to sing in our heads. Pick a specific scripture to turn to always to give us strength and remind us of our purpose!! It is so great all of this preparation. Because it is really going to prepare missionaries for when they go home to be controlled and strong!! Like with the IPADS we have to as a companion check everyday the others IPADS...messages sent, friends on Facebook etc. So when we go home we should ask our parents to monitor our phones etc so we will keep strong.
And they used Alma chapters 49 and 50 to help us. Moroni builds up the cities that were defeated before by the Lamanites. And when the lamanites see that the weak places have been made strong they eventually retreat. Just the same with us in our lives. Satan will try and get to us at our weak places. He targets the places he has defeated us before. But if we create strong shields he will have no power and eventually will have to retreat because we have become too strong!!
I was also reading a few talks this week in study! and i have to share a few quotes with you!! They gave me SOOOO much strength this week!!!
your heavenly father loves you, each of you. That love never changes. It is not influenced by your appearance, by your possessions, or by the amount of money you have in your bank account. It is not changed by your talents and abilities. It is simply there. It is there for you when you are sad or happy, discouraged or hopeful. Gods love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve it. It is simply always there.`
I LOVE IT. i want to make sure YOU KNOW that you are completely loved!!! No matter what!! His love is simply there. AND my love for you is simply always there too!!!
Also i read a talk by President Monson and he explained that since he was 22 years old he has kept a picture of jesus christ with him, always. So whenever he had to make a decision, where he did not know what to do he would look at the picture and ask `what would he do?` and then try to do it. he says: `we can never go wrong when we choose to follow the saviour...`.....i now have a picture!! I have decided to do it. So whenever i do not know what to do. I can look at him and remind myself who i am representing and choose to act the way he would.
One miracle ami we have is *L He is so great, The lord has really prepared his heart to change. and come unto him. In our lesson he said how he didnt think there could be a prophet and there is no need for one. After we taught him, and bore our testimonies and asked him to pray about it. He said there is a need for a prophet!! we then received a text message saying thank you for the very meaningful lesson with him!! Its a miracle!! I love seeing this change!!
But skyping you all was definitely the highlight of my week! I LOVE YOU ALL TREMENDOUSLY!!
Thank you for being incredible people and being incredible examples!!!
I LOVE YOU ALL!!
HAVE AN AMAZING WEEK!!
LOVE YOUR ONE AND ONLY
SISTER FAGG XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX