Monday, June 30, 2014

Howdy Y'all ;

Long time no see!

Howdy yall :) (I just thought I should get a taste of my past southern life)
How is everyone doing? I hope that everyone had a great week and all is well! So my apologies for my abscence! Things have been pretty up and down! So this week was a fairly normal week but one of our more challenging ones! We finally set appointments foe everyday and we have appointments for almost every hour and sadly our plans fall through consistently almost daily. So this week although we had challenges we still were able to teach a few lessons and even have some spiritual moments.
One highlight of the week was Tuesday when I was actually invited to a training meeting by the mission president. The Assistants to the President actually held a meeting for all of the trainers in the mission and they gave us words of encouragement and even talked to us about our role in the mission. He told us that as trainers we are the leaders in the mission and that being a trainer the most important job in the mission because we are molding the people that will come into the mission and so we are affecting the mission forever. If we train someone they can train someone who will train someone else and the cycle continues. One person can affect an entire generation.  It really was a wonderful meetingand I learned alot. I really feel like it helped me to want to try my best to become better and to strive to be a better example because I feel like Im going to train again before I go home!
Otherwise our week was pretty good. One thing I have been thinking alot about is my progress as a missionary. Lately I have been feeling like i'm so used to teaching and now I just teaching by habit and I haven't really been focusing on the spirit and teaching the things that Heavenly Father wants. So this week that was my goal and I decided to just follow the spirit and to only teach the impressions that I have. So we have an investigator named Memory she is about 23 and she is young and just living life but she has a desire to follow God. So lately she has been a problem. Not really keeping commitments and do other things that she shouldn't and so we were getting frustrated and we decided to teach her about repentance. Honestly that was one of the best lessons ever. We taught her about repentance and the importance of us repenting. Its so important that we recognize our weakness and our sins and that we repent. That Atonement is real. It is a gift. We need to use it. I feel the spirit in that lesson not only teaching her but also teaching me. That was an amazing moment. It was the first lesson that I felt like she really felt it in her heart and she decided that she wanted to change.

If I have learned anything at all on mission, I think I have come to more fully understand the suffering and death of the Savior Jesus Christ. Not that I can understand in the least degree, but mission for me has been an experience that has helped me to gain more of an idea. Repentance is free. It can relieve us of our guilt and the burdens that we carry. It can give us peace in our hearts. I hope that everyone uses the Atonement in their lives and understands the love that God has for each of us. Infinitely.
I hope that you all have a blessed week and I love you all! I love the emails and letters that you send. They definitely help me through the week!
Sister Scott

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