This week has been crazy busy and I have loved it! We are still working hard to find those who are ready to hear the gospel. We even had a funny occurrence yesterday! We were going to see an investigator. As we re-taught the authority behind baptism, she asked if she needed to be baptized again. We expressed that she needed to be baptized by the Priesthood authority. At which point she said, “Well, I was baptized into the Mormon church when I was 12… Does that count?” So I guess she is a golden less active member haha… We are working on getting her records moved into our ward. What a miracle!
Also, shameless moment here…. Yet again I will ask that everyone who sees this wishes Rachel Tryon a happy birthday. Whether by email, by mail, or whatever, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE wish this angel of a human being a happy 18th birthday. It is on the 25th of June. You will not regret it. Thank you (:
Sister Tryon and her little sister Rachel before Sister Tryon left for the mission field.
This week we decided we wanted to take more pictures. So our helpful zone leaders gave us ideas every day of photos to take. Therefore, this week was well-documented and hopefully y’all enjoy all the pictures! Also, we went on two tradeoffs this week! I went to Fleming Island to see with Sister Prue and got to see many members that I loved while we were at meetings. I also had the opportunity to go on a tradeoff with Sister Smith again in Orange Park!
I found a cat while knocking on doors.
Assignment: We were told to take a Disney Princess picture… So this is Snow White haha. We struggled a bit…
Assignment: Take a picture with a flower in your hair
Sister Bryans looked five times better with her flower picture. I love her so much.
Assignment: Take a picture where a miracle happened… We got our carpets cleaned!
Assignment: Take a picture where a miracle happened… “M” gave us Kool Aid Jammers. Yum #blessed
Also, we went on two tradeoffs this week! I went to Fleming Island to see with Sister Prue and got to see many members that I loved while we were at meetings. I also had the opportunity to go on a tradeoff with Sister Smith again in Orange Park!
Sister Prue caught a toad!
Classic Trade-off Selfie
Trade-off Selfie with Sister Smith. She and I go home from our missions on the same date.
This week I have been pondering the words of the hymn “Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd” (221). The first verse has especially stood out to me today. Perhaps it is because it is the first verse (like how we all know 1 Nephi 1:1), but I just love it so much!
Dear to the heart of the Shepherd,
Dear are the sheep of his fold;
Dear is the love that he gives them,
Dearer than silver or gold.
Dear to the heart of the Shepherd,
Dear are his “other” lost sheep;
Over the mountains he follows,
Over the waters so deep.
Out in the desert they wander,
Hungry and helpless and cold;
Off to the rescue he hastens,
Bringing them back to the fold.
I love all of you so much! You are dear to me and to your Heavenly Father! Please never forget how much your Heavenly Father loves you! And never forget the impact you can have on others. Reach out to others in love. Be sincere. You have the power to change someone’s life. So whatever pride you may have to swallow, just love others and seek to build them up. It will bring you peace. Repentance and forgiveness bring peace. So just do it.
Now for more pictures taken this week:
You know you live in Florida when… you use Deet 100
We found this cute house with a yard full of cacti (semi visible in this picture)
A realllllllly attractive selfie we took when our ceiling light started leaking…
For service this week, we helped someone paint their house.
Hands covered in paint and smudgy name tag
A Member bought us ice cream when we were out teaching together.
Alsoooo I cut my hair (after much persuasion by Sister Bryans)! Don’t worry, it will grow back by the time I get home!
I love all of you so much! You are champs for getting through all of these pictures!
Feel free to email to request certain pictures and we will see if we can do them!