Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I LOVE Sister Lee!
Happy Thanksgiving!

The last exchange of my mission.
Feeding Sister Lee our dinner one night--chicken crackers.
It's been so cold here lately! It even snowed this week. I felt like I was in Utah... scraping off the car in the mornings.

Hello family! 

This was such a great week. Thanksgiving was fun. We had a mission activity in the morning. It was a talent show and very last minute our zone leaders asked me and Sister Lee to sing with them. So we got another set of sisters and they played guitar and we sang "Because I Have Been Given Much." It was fun! It's funny how I've changed. If that had been the beginning of my mission I would not have felt comfortable doing that in front of so many other missionaries. But singing on the streets to absolutely everyone causes you to lose your fear of singing in front of people. That day we watched the Joseph Smith movie with Blake and Bailie and then had dinner with them at their aunt's house. It was a good Thanksgiving. I was grateful that her aunt's house had a lot of people and  children. It was a bit chaotic and felt more like a Thanksgiving at home with all the cousins and family. 

We met a new investigator this week named Sarah. She is awesome! She came to church and we taught her yesterday. She is very prepared. She's had a hard life with addictions and feels that God has helped her through it and wants to gain a closer relationship with him. She is on date for January 3 (I can't believe we're going to be in 2015 soon)! Keep her in your prayers.

I went on my last exchange this week with a set of our sisters. Crazy. I've been on SO many exchanges the last eight months. But it's good. I always learn from the sisters that I get to serve. I am so grateful I've been able to serve as a STL. Heavenly Father knew it would push me and it would be difficult. I've had to do things I didn't think I'd be able to do and I've learned so much. I love how Heavenly Father works that way. He gives us challenging things that sometimes we think we can't handle. But through the Atonement we can achieve so much more. I really do have a testimony of the Atonement. We meet so many people who are agnostic or atheist and it breaks my heart because life is so much more meaningful and happy when we trust in God--when we apply the gift that is our Savior and His Atonement into our lives. 

We got to go to the temple today and it was glorious! I love the temple so much. Be prepared to go lots with me when I get home! I feel like this is a shorter letter, but just know that I am so happy. I love Heavenly Father. I'm so grateful that He knows what's best for us. I'm grateful that I'm serving my last transfer here in the YSA ward with Sister Lee. I love Sister Lee! I love the Book of Mormon. I know that it is true. Read it everyday! Feast upon it! Jacob 3:2. I love you all! 

Sister Veronica White