Sunday, July 31, 2016

July 25, 2016

Hey everyone!!

I hope you've all had a good week!

Well, transfers have come and gone again! I'm still with Sister Jones in Airdrie, but the rest of our zone got pretty mixed up. It's a really young group of missionaries, average mission age is probably 6 months! But there is a good mix of people to work with, so it'll be an exciting transfer. We are trying to more effectively utilize the power of both fasting and prayer in a unified effort to move the work forward, so we are expecting miracles! Last week we had a surprise visit from President and Sister Miles, as they randomly showed up to our weekly district training meeting. But it's always wonderful to see them. They are the best, you can just feel their love and concern for individuals.

We've been kept super busy doing lots of community service lately, which I love doing! It's a great way to build relationships and to show we are more then just words, we latter-day saints like to act! And service always softens hearts, which is a miracle in and of itself. We've also finally been able to do more street contacting again, now that the weather has gotten nicer, at least for now. We've been contacting out potential investigators and referrals, and actually had a cool experience last night in doing so. A member told us of a friend who has been going through some serious health struggles, and so we went over to introduce ourselves and offer service and/or a message of hope about Jesus Christ. Instead of the typical skeptic response, she was super open and friendly and invited us back! It's one of those moments when you've barely met someone, but you can already feel an outpouring of heavenly father's love for this person :)

Anyway, it's been fun. Oh, and thankyou for all the Birthday wishes!! It was a wonderful day, with lots of friends to celebrate with. It was one of those days where as you go out and work, you just feel good. Although, my fellow missionaries didn't fail to point out that I am now "old." Since when is 22 old? Just saying... :)

Guys, I just gotta say, being a missionary is the best!! Totally the hardest thing I've ever done, and sometimes days drag, but it is definitely the most fulfilling thing I've had the privilege of doing, and I love it! I love representing our savior, and sharing the hope and joy of his gospel with my brothers and sisters. I love you guys, and am so grateful for your support.

Have a wonderful week, and remember, there are good things to come!!

Lots of love,
Sister Patterson :)

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