[stories of a sister missionary for the lds church in the new hampshire manchester mission]
Friday, January 22, 2016
Week 77: Thursday P-Day!
Wow it's super weird having pday on a Thursday this week! We've had meetings everyday so far this week, so today was our first available day for pday.
Things have been good out here the past couple weeks! Samantha is doing awesome! She has home and visiting teachers, a calling and her temple recommend! She's going on the youth temple trip on February 6! We started doing family history with her last night and she's going to take her grandma's name! And Samantha's already such a great member missionary! We're having dinner with her on Saturday and she invited one of her friends to come over too!
Last Thursday we had exchanges with the Lyndon sisters, and I was with Sis. Baldwin! She's so awesome! We had a really good exchange and got to visit a lot of members. And Friday-Sunday we had another social media split. We visited with lots of members and then they posted pictures of us on social media. So look up #socialmediasplit, #lds and #iammormon and you can see pictures of missionaries from our mission!
Monday and Tuesday we had zone interviews. Pres. Stoker interviewed all of the missionaries individually while Sis. Harward, the zone leaders and I had a training meeting with the missionaries in the zone. Sis. Harward and I trained on not comparing ourselves to others. I learned a lot as we prepared and gave this training. The talks we studied from were "Latter-day Saints Keep on Trying" by Elder Dale G. Renlund, "On Being Genuine" by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "The Laborers in the Vineyard" by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, and "The Merciful Obtain Mercy" by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. They're all super good! We talked about how we instead of comparing ourselves to other imperfect people we should look to the Savior and strive to become more like Him. We don't need to compare our performance to others, but ask ourselves how well we love and serve others and if we're fulfilling our callings and responsibilities. God loves each one of His children individually. He doesn't bless one more than the other, but He blesses us according to our needs.
Wow email time went by real fast today! I'll fill you in on everything else on Monday! Yay another pday! Have a great week, love you all!