|Missionaries: Goldsboro Zone|
We are having a 5 week transfer next time because otherwise the new missionaries would be coming in on Christmas day. Also it's no good to spend the entire week of Christmas getting ready to leave all the people that you love. Now we get to spend the week before doing that. Which is still no good, but it's better than the worst, and I can be content-ish with that.
Anyway.... I'll know if I'm leaving Rocky Mount on. Then I can tell you. :)
This week was adventurous.
We reached the conclusion that we were just going to have to sleep with ear plugs, but we said a little prayer over the battery, and put it back in.
Guess what?..... It worked, and the alarm stopped chirping!
Whether by miracle or happenstance it matters not, because I believe that it was an answered prayer. Especially since at 6:30, as soon as my alarm went off it started chirping again.
We woke up and it was 61 degrees in our house.
We went to the store and got a battery at 6:45 a.m., as soon as we had put on skirts, and brushed our hair.
It was a long day, but I learned that as many bad things that there are in one day there are at least as many good things too. There is always enough good to combat the bad. It's just really hard to shift your perspective.
Oh P.S. It was my 7 month birthday yesterday.
I'm growing up so fast! In January I'll be half way done!
I read some good missionary (and life) talks this week-- both by Elder Bednar.
The First "That We Might Not 'Shrink",which I may have made mention of before. It's great. Everyone should read it. It helps with the whole perspective business.
The second "Becoming a Preach My Gospel Missionary."
They helped me this week. :)
I don't really know how to end this week. I've run out of things to say that are inspiring today. Except rhymes.... If you're inspired by rhymes.... Then I am still full of inspiration.
add, bad, cad, dad, fad, gad, had, lad, mad, pad, rad, sad, tad, wad, zad, orange, grape, artichoke.
Haha. I really make myself laugh.
I'm so weird, I hope that you still like me when I get home, and have no social skills. All I'll know how to do is bear my testimony.
Oh, Ash! The member that we live with-- Brother Holloman had a 'hippie van' that had red white and blue, with American flag curtains on it. You would really, really like him. :)
(note from Amber's mom: Amber's younger sister, Ashley, LOVES 'hippie vans' and wants one 'really bad'.) :)
I hope you can meet (by Skype) at Christmas!
Love always, and forever! even when its colder than 60 degrees.
Buenos Nachos! ;)
Hakki! AKA: 'Hello' Via Ashley.