You know you’re a missionary when: You start writing on an envelope addressed to your little brother, and instead of writing Joseph Fields, you write “Joseph Smith”. . .
Well, another week has gone by in Greenville, North Carolina. Sometimes we have way too many adventures. . . The highlight of my entire mission, though: We went to the temple! It was the most incredible experience of my life. I never ever wanted to leave after we went in. It was just beautiful seeing all the missionaries dressed in white. . . I really could have stayed forever.
Oh, but guess what, everyone. My companion is leaving me! She is going home next week! It’s crazy! So, after this week I have no idea where I will be. There are so many possibilities. I could stay here and probably be English another transfer, or I could get transferred and be English or Spanish, or I could quite possibly stay here and be Spanish. . . It’s in the Lord’s hands! I’m just walking on faith for now. It is pretty weird to think that Sis. Hansen will be with her parents next week. . . I’ll sure miss her!
Let’s see, what else happened? . . . Well, I decided to study patience in my personal studies and boy did I get trials of patience. . . It was good, though. I learned a lot this week. :) I found a really great quote on patience that I like a lot. It’s by President Uchtdorf: “Patience is not passive resignation, nor is it failing to act because of our fears. Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something … even when the desires of our hearts are delayed. Patience is not simply enduring; it is enduring well!” That is the best patience-missionary-quote I have ever heard, and it’s not even about missionary work!
Currently we are lacking a little in the investigator side of things. . . However, through patience, things are starting to look up! I’m excited to see what awaits us next week!
Love you all! Have a blessed week!
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