email 04 Jan 2016
This week was a week of MIRACLES!!!!! Hot dog! First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR! President Jaggi told us to make some simple goals, called SIMPS. It stands for Spiritual, Intellectual, Musical, Physical, and Social. Each year I tend to make way too many goals that make me feel pretty inadequate. I love this idea of just setting 5. The 5 categories that influence our happiness in life the most. Have y'all seen that Mormon message called "Look Not Behind Thee?" Well, for one, it's hilarious. But also I love the message it gives! It talks about the story of Lot's wife and how she looked behind her and was turned into a pillar of salt. One of the quotes I love in the video is when a man says "She didn't even give it any consideration that her future could be better than her past." Heavenly Father wants us to look forward to what's ahead! Sometimes our future may not seem better. But it's the future that God has for us. So it's the future that we need. I'm ready to see what this year has in store for me!
New Year's: Look Not Behind Thee
On New Year's Eve we aren't allowed to go out so we got together with our district and had a games night. We played all sorts of things like Spot It, spoons, Pit, and the best was Pie Face! It's a game where you put whipped cream on a plastic hand and you spin to see how many times you twist the lever the hand is on and you never know when the hand will launch the cream in your face! It's so nerve racking! We all got whipped cream all over our faces and then this one Elder had the smart idea to open his mouth! So instead of getting it all over his face, it just popped right in!
Also on New Year's Eve we couldn't find a lot of people at home for lessons. So we did service! I GOT TO SHOVEL MY FIRST DRIVEWAY! I remember offering to shovel for someone in my first area and Sister Hadden looking at me and saying "Uh, you don't know what you're volunteering for." Haha. I finally understand now! It was a lot of work. But it was actually really fun. As our payment, the lady there allowed me to knock down her giant icicle on her house. :) It was a good day.
|Two cute kids at their baptism|
One of my favorite things about my mission is helping others come closer to Christ! And of course, singing about it all day and all night.
(Sister Sarlls and Sister Law sing about Baptism at this link.)
We're so excited to see all of the people we love progress in the gospel and come closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ!
I'm doing great and love every minute of being a servant for the Lord.
Love, Sister Sarlls