Monday, November 17, 2014

I love being a Missionary!

Hello family.

This was a good week. It went by so quickly. I can't believe we're done with week 2 of this transfer. I hate how fast time is going by. We had a back-to-back exchange this week with two sets of our sisters. I'm grateful to have this calling. I learn so much from the sisters that I serve. I love the YSA ward and I love Sister Lee! I'm really grateful she's the one killing me off. She is so funny. Our ward has lots of fun activities. Tonight we're having a Thanksgiving Fiesta with Mexican food. It's nice because people invite their friends so there's lots of nonmembers to talk to.

Keep Blake in your prayers. We taught him the first half of the Restoration this week. He has no religious background at all and doesn't really know anything about God or Jesus Christ. It made me really grateful that I was raised knowing that we are children of God and that Jesus Christ is our Savior. I am so blessed. Our Bishopric changed this week. It's not like I really knew them very well, but it's still an adjustment. The ward was sad to see our Bishop leave and is excited for our new bishop. Our ward mission leader, Zach, is the best! We had the Member and Missionary fireside last night in Bothell. We're not allowed to go unless we have an investigator, recent convert, or less active going. We had three people who committed to come and then all three of them cancelled Sunday morning. I knew that Brandon and Sister Nelson were going to be there and this is my last one. Sister Lee and I worked so hard to find someone to come! After Sacrament Meeting we walked up to Zach and told him we needed his help. He said he promised he'd get someone there. As long as we showed up he'd have someone! I was so grateful! 

The Member and Missionary fireside was amazing. After the mission I want to come back up and visit with you guys and we're going to come to one of these. The Spirit was so strong. And the best part was I got to see Sister Nelson! I miss her a lot. I was so happy to see her and I got to talk to Brandon after, too. I couldn't stop smiling all night long. And then the saddest part... I had to say goodbye to them. Sister Nelson is in the other half of the mission so I won't get to see her again before I leave. I just can't believe that this is my last transfer... my last Member and Missionary fireside... my last time seeing Sister Nelson while we're both missionaries. It kind of breaks my heart. Last night was the first time I think it really hit that my mission is coming to an end. I cried myself to sleep last night. haha.

But don't worry, I'm working as hard as I can and having so much fun. I am grateful for each one of you. Thank you Mom and Dad for raising me in the gospel and making God a priority. Thank you, Bruce, for always setting such a great example and for loving your mission so much. It helped me in my decision to come on a mission. Thank you, Savannah, for always being so patient and loving. You're my favorite peace maker! Thank you, Joe, for always being so enthusiastic for life and happy. I love you all so much and I'm so grateful you're my family. I am forever grateful that I have had the chance to be a missionary. I have learned so much. But one of the most important things I've learned is that Jesus Christ is our Savior. The Atonement is real and powerful. I have learned that I have so many faults and weaknesses but as I apply the Atonement to my life I can and do become better. I know that God loves us and is mindful of us. I know that this gospel is true. I know that the Book of Mormon is from God. It testifies of Christ. I love my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ so much. 
Sister Veronica White

1 comment:

  1. how wonderful to read this and to see the growth in Veronica...I testify of the same things she does and a mission is a huge growth surge..we wish you well and know there is life after a mission..ha to you..Elder and Sister Lee