A Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Week 5: Laguna Beach Ward
Dear Friends and Family,
This has been another great week! The time flies by so quickly and yet last Monday seems like such a long time ago. I hardly ever remember anything that happened so thank goodness I have a journal to refer to...so things that happened this week!
- I gave Sister Fetui a giant haircut! It didn't even turn out badly. I can't believe she trusted me so much though. It was fun.
-I've been rehearsing that musical number that I'm singing next month and it's such a cool song. It's half "I feel my savior's love" and half "beautiful savior". The other girl singing with me is much louder than I am though so it's a struggle sometimes I feel like I'm just yelling..
-I met a homeless man at a gas station who I at first though was crazy and creepy but I got talking to him and it turns out he was really nice! He said he liked my dress and "God bless you, you have Christ in your eyes." I still think he may have been a little creepy and crazy but it was a great lesson in not judging a book by it's cover.
-I went on my first exchange! It was with a Sister Harrison. It was a different day for sure. She came to Laguna and Sister Fetui went to Newport where her comp is.
-I tried meatloaf (I'm pretty sure...mom you haven't made that before right?) and tapioca pudding for the first times! The meatloaf was SO good and the tapioca was weird. I'm enjoying being fed such nice meals!
-I've been working on memorizing scripture references better because I often find myself wanting to share one and having absolutely no idea where I read it.
-This morning I went on a hike with an investigator and a member from the ward and it was great! Best workout I've gotten since I've been out! California is so pretty.
We had a zone conference as well this week and that was great. It was half the mission and President Orgill really got us all pumped to work harder and have greater faith.
The theme of the conference was "What is possible to God?". It was interesting because at first I was thinking well duh everything is possible, but I think there's more to it than that. First of all, anything is only possible to God based on our faith. He can't work miracles on earth without the hands to do it! The second thought I had was that perfection is possible to God. It's not possible for us here on earth, but through Christ we can be made perfect.
Russell M. Nelson said this on perfection-
"We need not be dismayed if our earnest efforts toward perfection now seem so arduous and endless. Perfection is pending."
I loved that and my faith in the atonement has grown even more as I've pondered that quote.
Well I love all of you very much and I miss you! I hope all are well and having a good week :)
Love, Sister Wimmer
a candid Sister Fetui took of me outside Target (don't mind the face). Doesn't that look so California-y? Also I'm wearing that hein outfit because we had just hiked before.
with sister Harrison the girl I went on exchanges with