hello again everyone!
this week was so fast, but it was so good! we had a “finish strong” meeting for all the departing sisters, as well as missionary leadership council, and exchanges, and then halloween. such a good week!
the finish strong meeting was so good…we watched a clip from some movie…i don’t know which one, but some football one. it was pretty much about just giving all that we have. working our hardest no matter how tired we are…which i am really tired. like so tired. haha, but it’s all good. this is the most important work in the world. i am just so grateful for my mission. i am so grateful i followed the prompting to serve a mission. i don’t know where i would be without my mission. president talked about how in these last few days, this is when we will come to know our savior greater than we have our whole lives. we will work harder, pray more fervently, everything we do will be increased, causing us to lean on the atonement even more than we have our whole missions. i loved it. lots of tears were shed in that meeting. man. this is the greatest thing in the world to be a missionary.
then yesterday, before the square closed we had missionary leadership council. that was also such a spiritual meeting. president focused again on being more converted disciples of jesus christ. i love that. he wants us to be rock solid in the gospel of christ. we talked about what it means to keep your eye single to the glory of god. i thought about the experience with peter walking on water. when he kept his eye single on the lord, he could walk, but when he looked away, that is when he began to fall. we always have to look to christ so that we don’t fall. if we look to christ, we will be that rock solid, converted disciple of christ. that is the way to peace and happiness here and in the eternities.
then the square closed for halloween, so president let us all get together as a mission and watch a movie together…the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe. that was a miracle. president is so strict haha but that movie is all about the gospel, and so watching it as a missionary is really cool! and we all ate olive garden together. so fun.
i was on exchanges with the sisters in my district this week. those are always fun, but also they never go as planned. something crazy always ends up happening haha, but i love them all! it’s so fun to teach with them, and learn from them. they are all pretty new to the mission, so i have enjoyed getting to know them.
last friday, nick got baptized!! he is the one i met in the north visitor center a few weeks ago!.at the baptism. i sat next to his friend, who isn’t a member. the baptism was so spiritual. at the end, i invited nicks friend michael to come to temple square for a tour. he came this weekend to temple square with nick. we had a really great lesson, and we invited him to read a chapter in the book of mormon. he is coming back tomorrow for another lesson! #thechurchistrue
“and behold, when i see many of my brethren truly penitent, and coming to the lord their god, then is my soul filled with joy; then do i remember what the lord has done for me, yea, even that he hath heard my prayer; yea, then do i remember his merciful arm which he extended towards me”. (alma 29:3)
have a great week! love you all!
sister abby clark