Date: Sep 8, 2015 3:57 PM
Subject: Be happy about acne!
Did you know how awesome you all are? The coolest. That's all. So p
day changed for the holiday! How fun is that? Super fun!
Cool things that happened this week:
We painted a mural for peace day because I have red hair. We were
tracting and found a lady cleaning her garage. We offered service,
discovered we are kindred spirits because of the red headed ness, and
bam. She invited us back to paint! She wasn't interested in the
gospel, but we were able to help her realize Mormons aren't Amish and
also we believe in peace just like her! The school she teaches at
holds an annual peace day and it sounds like a party. We won't be able
to go, because Brooklyn isn't in our area, but it was fun painting.
Nou tè pale Kreyol! We knocked a door and the guy who answered said
they were busy for Labor Day, then saw our name tags and was like, is
that Creole? And we were like, wi! Eske ou pale Kreyol? And he was
like, wi! And then his wife heard us and was like Vini! Chita! Chita!
And then she showed us all her wedding photos which were so so so good
(and that translates to funny) and then bam. We had a lesson. She told
us she went to church because she could feel the Spirit of God fill
her whole body, and she could feel that same spirit with us. I love it
SO MUCH when people say things like that because literally that is the
goal. I pray for that about 50 times a day. I fasted for that on
Sunday. We study for 4 hours every morning so we can have the Holy
Ghost with us so powerfully people can feel it immediately. It is just
the coolest and I love it!
I literally ate all the food. All of it. The ward had a Labor Day
picnic and we went because 5 hours of interacting with active members,
less actives, and non members in a non threatening situation (the
church was 5 minutes away so if we needed an emergency baptism it
wouldn't take too long 😜) is just the best situation to be in!! And
we stayed for all 5 hours. And because it is a picnic, there was food.
Which I ate, for about 5 hours. It was just so good and there was food
from different countries which how do you say no to that? You don't.
You just eat it.
Oh! We had transfers this last week. No changes, I am staying here. Huzzah!
Now for the subject line. We dropped by a less active family this
week, and they are the coolest people ever. The mom is 42 and recently
accidentally dyed her hair green and was happy about it. She was happy
about everything. She told us she was getting some acne, and people
told her she shouldn't be getting acne at this age. She told us "pf! Acne means
it? A desert. A dried up cracked desert. I don't want my face to be a
desert. I want my skin to be alive and growing and healthy!" So here
is the challenge of the week: be happy about acne. If there is
something hard or ugly or painful or pussy in your life right now,
find a reason to be happy about it! Even if it just means you are
alive! Because "Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they
might have joy." (2 Nephi 2:25) God didn't create you to be miserable
or sad, He created you to be successful and happy and awesome. So go
do that. That's all I have to say. Yup. Okay love you all so much! I
know I didn't get back to pretty much anyone on letters and emails
this week, but I promise I read them and I think about you and I
watched Kate's wisdom teeth videos, so I will reply one day! Have the
best week ever, my fabulous friends!