Here's Nicole's email from this week! Please pay
close attention to what she says about sending her
things this next week! Her birthday is the day after
transfers, so if you plan on sending her anything,
you need to be strategic in your timing. :)
This past week and a half was super awesome! Sister Brown and I got to go to the Temple this morning with our awesome member, Sister Murphey, which is why our pday was moved to today :)
First and foremost, transfers is this upcoming week, so if anyone was planning on sending anything, make sure it gets here on or before!
So last Tuesday, we get a call and I've been invited to a mysterious meeting. Only me...not Sister Brown. Supposedly only a handful of missionaries have been invited, so Sister Brown and I will be going on an exchange. It's a 7 hour meeting, so it will be interesting... (:
Last week we were able to teach lots of lessons! We're teaching a family named the Giffins. Brother and Sister Giffin are less active and Sister Giffin's sister, Vonnie, and her 3 kids live with them. Brother and Sister Giffin want to be active so badly, but their jobs are what keeps them from church. They arranged for us to come over every week for a Family Home Evening so we can meet with them and start teaching their niece and 2 nephews (with Vonnie's permission). The goal is to eventually get Vonnie to sit in with us...we're hopeful! At the end of the lesson we had with them, I offered the kids stickers. They were so excited...until they saw my stickers, haha. The little girl, Alaina, asked if I had any other stickers or if Sister Brown had any....she was quite disappointed when the answer was no...
lds.org to watch it! It was so great and uplifting and powerful! One of my favorite quotes was, "we weren't designed to be sad, we were designed to have joy"! What a beautiful thought! God intends for us to be happy and as we turn to Him, we find everlasting joy!was the General Women's meeting that I failed to announce. It was so great and if you didn't get to see it, go to
Today, we went to the Temple with Sister Murphey, as mentioned above. I have never learned more in the Temple than I did today. I am so grateful for the Temple and for the Spirit that dwells there. I know the Temple is the House of God and that we come to know Him more as we attend. It was such an awesome experience and I can't wait until my next trip!! While there, we ran into a group of elders and later a group of sisters. I love seeing missionaries in the Temple. I am so grateful that because of God's love, we can be sealed in the Temple with our families for eternity! Some of the pictures are from our trip this morning and the elders we ran into (:
I'll wrap up my email with the invitation to watch General Conference this weekend! It will be broadcasted on lds.org and most likely in the church buildings near you! Washington time it's 10-12 and 2-4 both days (Texas time I believe is 12-2 and 4-6?) so watch it!! It's totally worth it and it's a great way to find out what we believe and why! I love you all and pray you have a wonderful week!
*Sorry this picture is sideways... it's rotated in My Pictures
on my computer, but for some reason didn't get posted correctly*
"The photo of the elder (Elder Porter) I sent on accident, haha.
He obviously took a selfie at the Temple. He was my first
district leader though!"
"The other women in the picture with Sister Brown and I are
Sister Moffett and her roommate Barb. Sister Moffett would take
us out to eat at least once every week! Sadly, her and Barb
are going on a very fun, and very long (6 months) vacation. Haha,
she's so great, she said,'I'm afraid you're going to starve when I
leave!!' Hahaha, we will miss her dearly! Her and her friend were so
sweet and we just love their company!"