Here's Nicole's email from the 21st!
She had a long and busy, but miracle-filled week.
Check it out below:
This week was just as the title describes it. It was a long, and quite slow, work week, but it was full of miracles!!
We had what's called Specialized Training where 3 Zones (a bunch of missionaries) got together and were trained by President and Sister Dymock and other missionaries! It was so powerful!! I learned so much and had my prayers answered. I love how God uses other people to answer our prayers. What a blessing it is! We watched a very powerful video on the Atonement (I believe it's called Missionary Work and the Atonement) and it truly was life changing. The Atonement is life changing and I'm so grateful for Him!!!!
We didn't have a lot of lessons this week and didn't talk to as many people (Ritzville is so small we just about talked to everyone in town! haha).was one of the days we didn't have any lessons and saw almost no one. We went to Lind that day and our appointment didn't work out. Because Lind is 20 minutes away, we decided to do Weekly Planning in the car and then go talk to people on the streets. It was rough and it was so easy to think about how "bad" the day was going and we weren't seeing any miracles, etc. Sister Brown positively said, "this just means we'll have a day of miracles !". I thought about that and started reflecting back on our day. I tell people all the time that miracles happen every day and was determined to find the ones that happened . God amazed me right then. No, we didn't get a new investigator and now we didn't talk to as many people as desired and no we hadn't had any lessons. BUT, we got more of weekly planning done than we ever had before, we got appointments scheduled for this week and the weekend, we talked to more people that day then the day before, etc. We still had many miracles happen, but because they weren't "huge miracles", it was easily overlooked. I know that miracles happen every day and they're not always huge ones. We have so many small miracles in our every day life that we overlook. I invite all of you to reflect back on your day every day and ask God to help you notice the miracles He performed in your life....you'll be amazed!
This week truly was a long week of miracles. I'm grateful for the Atonement. I'm thankful for repentance and for the promises we make with God. I'm very thankful for all He does for me and for all His Son, Jesus Christ does for me. I know they live and that they have a body of flesh and bones like we do and that that's why we truly are created in Their image. I pray each of you will have a week full of miracles too...don't forget to look for them!! Love you all!
I love my calling!