Letter Twenty-Four from the Lovely Lady Lena
Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day. I’ve got a wonderful feeling that everythings going my way! Do you know that song? Those might not be the right lyrics, but it expresses exactly how I feel. It hasn’t snowed here….yet, but the fog is over the ‘black mountains’ and it looks so stunning. Germany will never cease to amaze me. Now let’s get to the laundry list!
1. My brother has landed in the real life mission field. No more enjoying mexico, it’s time for the real stuff. He sent me an inspiring mission sibling email that I’d thought I would share with the world. #privacybreach
Alrighty Alena I leave for Kennewick in a little more than 5 hours. And so hear are the words that I read for motivation every morning in order to study and I challenge you to do the same.
1 Nephi 19: 22-23
22 Now it came to pass that I, Nephi, did teach my brethren these things; and it came to pass that I did read many things to them, which were engraven upon the plates of brass, that they might know concerning the doings of the Lord in other lands, among people of old.
23 And I did read many things unto them which were written in the books of Moses; but that I might more fully persuade them to believe in the Lord their Redeemer I did read unto them that which was written by the prophet Isaiah; for I did liken all scriptures unto us, that it might be for our profit and learning.
Missions require motivation. It is not easy to wake up early, talk with everyone, and work so hard. I have found so much motivation, like my brother, in the scriptures. I hope everyone can get a dose of daily scripture study as I know it will strengthen your faith, relationships, and testimony. It is for your profit and learning.
2. My best friend and practically twin, received her mission call to Eugene, Oregon! I am so proud of you Hannah! She leaves on the exact day I got my call to serve. So stoked for her to embark on the journey of a lifetime!
Ok. end of laundry list. This week we went to Chemnitz in search for an investigator in the hospital. We went to 6 different hospitals and waited in traffic for a good hour. No such luck. That was a tough day because we felt like it was wasted. We were being really hard on ourselves. When we came home that night we were just dead. Wasted. Pooped. Worn out. So how did we overcome that trial of our faith? By making scones and setting goals of course! Sometimes we just need to have long hard days so that we can appreciate all the other wonderful ones we have been given. And in every bad day, there are great things hidden inside. I was so grateful to have a great companion to laugh with and fatty scones to fill up on! Don’t be discouraged when you have a bad day. They are bound to happen. To quote my favorite ginger orphan, The Sun Will Come Up Tomorrow!
Now let’s lighten up the mood shall we? We have a mission blog and for whatever reason, they always choose the absolute WORST pictures of me. I have just a few examples for you. Missions are so small, you get to know things about everyone. Everyone now knows that I am not meant to take good pictures. The last one is my personal favorite! Please treasure my failures.
posted by Splendidly Sar