"I throw my hands up on the air sometimes saying eyyyo gotta let go!"

Monday 9 March 2015

So I won't lie, because we have had transfers and I got left behind this week to take over the stake this week has been a little stressful. But I have heavenly help, so it'll be right.

This month as a mission we are studying the topic of patience and there were some really cool quotes that I read.

"Patience is not passive resignation, nor is it failing to act because of our fears. Patience means to active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something...even when the desires of our hearts are delayed. Patience is not enduring, it is enduring well." Pres. Utchdorf

"Patience means accepting that which cannot be changed and facing it with courage, grace and faith" - President Utchdorf.

He's the man.

I got through this week with God's help, I can make another one. I am just taking a day at a time. How do you eat an elephant? A bit at a time. Thanks for your words of wisdom Pappa Hughes long ago.

So this is a low down of the week.

Monday: It was just shopping and cleaning the car and house for the walkers and then we went to a church building with the district and they played basketball whilst I wrote letters and doing transfer journals. Then we were saying farewells.

Tuesday: Holy cow it was snowing hard! I was like "where did all this snow come from!?" I have had enough snow to last me a life time. We were saying final goodbyes in the morning and we all met up for a final district lunch, after that us Sisters went to a bridge and had a final Sisters picture before we all drove down to transfers.

My New companion is Sister McArter from Texas! She doesn't have an accent because she is from the city but sometimes it will come out and I will be like "what was that?" she is really lovely and a hard worker. She is funny.
In the evening we had a lesson with Elijah, went to an RS party then we went around meeting leadership.

Wednesday: We were on splits because Sister McArter was needed in Butler. So I was with a member for the majority of the day, it was good we contacted a former who was never home but she said that she wasn't interested. Too bad, then we did service. Then I got Sister McArter back we went to contact some people and then we had dinner and right after we had a visit with a less active.  Then we went on visits with our EQP in the 3rd ward. After that we went over to the Stowell's and helped Ella with a school assignment. She needed to quiz someone who hadn't lived in the states for more than 2 years and she was stressing out because she couldn't think of anyone but then she was like "no, wait. SISTER HUGHES!" #BritishPerks Then we were seeing leadership again for the rest of the night.

Thursday: planning blah blah blah it’s taking longer too because we need to make sure that everything is updated for the iPads. We had a great lesson with Scott on the atonement. We have great discussions. I just love those lessons. Scott was almost in tears several times in the lesson, it was great. We had a lesson with Evan which was good!

Friday: great zone meeting! We were talking about becoming more concerted and diligent missionaries. It was so good. After lunch we took the butler sisters (knight and Talbert) to the car shop after that we went and contacted for like an hour and then we went back to the zone building and got our ipads and spent a little bit of time getting them sorted and downloaded. It's really funny I don't really know what to do with it, the poor thing just stays in my bag most of the time... it is handy though! We had a great lesson with a less active. I had a really cool miracle with listening to the spirit. We had asked one of our less active about what they wanted to learn, unfortunately our phone wasn't really working and couldn't receive her messages. We decided to talk about testimonies and faith because there was a really great Ensign article on that in this month’s issue. We get into the lesson and our less active asked if we had gotten her messages, we said that we hadn't and she explained that she wanted to talk about faith. I was really shocked because that was what we had planned, this has never happened to me before, it was really cool.

Then we had a lesson with the bishop and his family, they taught us the 3rd lesson and it went well :)

Saturday: it was service and we met with president Hicken. Then we had a baptism of an 8 yr old in the 3rd ward. the whole room was packed which was really nice for the family. Then we had dinner and got some referrals woohoo! We had a lesson with the Goodman's they are so great, I just love them. Then we were doing the paperwork fun fun fun and met with Bro Stowell.

Sunday: church church church and meetings
WE had a lesson and a correlation and it was all good

go to go!

Love, Sister Hughes


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