Hey Family and Friends,
This week was an incredible one. We got to go to MLC (Mission Leaders Council) in Zambia. MLC was from Tuesday morning at 4 am and we got back on Thursday at 9:30. These leadership councils are so great but I can never sleep during them because I’m in such deep thought. I love President and Sister Erickson! They are the best. I feel like they got to know me better this week. haha The person I gave 50 dollars to for my visa into Zambia didn’t give it back! So, Elder Sagers, our Zone Leader, had to use his own bank card to pay for my visa. It was so embarrassing…but I guess the mission is covering it. Haha!
I learned a lot at MLC. I am truly blessed to be a missionary that’s all I can say. I can't believe the blessings that it brings being a missionary, especially with the people you meet. I truly love every single missionary so much. I feel like on mission you just love people and I feel so much love for the other missionaries. I have never met such good young men and women. I look up to every single one of the people at MLC so much. Not to mention President and Sister Erickson! I love those two! I hope to be like them one day.
The number one thing I came away from MLC wanting to do differently or better when I go home is to keep the Sabbath day holy. I felt like I tried pretty hard in college, but was definitely not perfect especially during finals week or any week that I had a big test. Hah :) My goal is to never do my homework on a Sabbath day. And not only that but truly keep it a holy day. The time that we spend on mission is a privilege and I am so scared to go home and not feel this kind joy in the everyday activities. I realized something though in this MLC--when we accepted our call, we accepted to devote all your time and attention to the Lord, leaving behind all other personal affairs. I love this. And to be honest when I feel like I’m truly living a consecrated life is the time I have felt SO SO much joy on my mission. And it so scary that I won't have the time "to devote all my time and attention to the Lord." But at this MLC I realized that the Sabbath is kind of the same thing. It’s the day we can devote our time and attention to the Lord, leaving behind all other personal affairs. And the temple is another place where I can be totally focused on the things of God and leave the world behind. I can still have a taste of mission even when I am home; I can still have the joy that comes from consecration.
Well this week has been a fantastic one!! We didn't have much time in the area because of MLC, but it was still a good week! We had lots of investigators at church! I love being a missionary and am so grateful for this opportunity!!!Love to all of you!
Chinese Restaurant with the Sisters @ MLC
I am totally grateful to be a missionary. This is the office that we do MLC in. Its the best! I don't want to wish away anyday. This is the best experience of my life. Not the easiest but the BEST!
Ian, the one with the white hair, has been investigating the Church for over a year. He is the best! Evan--he is so cute, he can talk forever, also investigating the church.
Sister Dlamini and I at Chinese Restaurant in Zambia
Sister Quaye & I
Sister Proctor and I with my companion, Sister Dlamini, who is the best!! . . .the most kind and loving person ever!
Sister Proctor: Probably one of the best people I have EVER met. She seriously she is an elect person. I have never met someone as good as she is. One in a million. This girl! Blessed to know her!
Sister Dlamini--grateful to be her companion!
Sister Proctor and Sister Dlamini and I at MLC
Great to see Sister Quaye again. Love this woman!!
Sister Quaye is a babe!
Beautiful Sisters--Quaye, Falco, Tuai Hirwa
Some of the best missionaries!! Blantyre Zone Leaders and my companion, Sister Dlamini
We walk on this bridge to our area.
Zambia Mission Office