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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Week 24 Going on Strong & Fulfilling my Purpose!

Hello Everyone! This week was AMAZING! We literally had something going on every single day this week! There literally have been so many miracles and blessings that I was able to experience this week.
 As normal we start the week off with Preparation day, last Monday was more relaxed then normal. We didnt ever end up playing basketball, but we got the chance to just chill in our apartment. Which was kinda nice, but at the same time I was bummed we never got to play!
Tuesday, we had district meeting. Which was fantastic we learned how to work with members to further the missionary work. Our District Leader is new at being a disrict leader, but he is fantastic. Definelty has the spirit with him, as he teaches. Every district meeting I try to learn something new everytime, and I learned lots from this last meeting. It was pretty great!
Temple Trip Wednesday! Which is always a great blessing to be able to go to the Temple and have it be so close is another. Back home, the temple is almost 2 hours away, but here as a mission we get to visit the temple every 6 weeks. We always try and recieve some spiritual insight on those days. And I think that day, we really did. We were able to have lessons with our investagators. Linda, the one we had been teaching ever since we got into the area, committed her to be baptized by the 21st of Sept. She is completely ready! Its so exciting. Keep her in your prayers! We also commited another investagator to baptism, his name is Matthew. We committed him for the 28th of Sept. We started teaching him last week, and he is also SO prepared. Its WAY exciting! Prayers are much appreieated for both!

Zone Confrence was great also! We had that Thursday. Since the zone's recently split we had zone confrence with multiple zones. It was fun though. We learned lots about continuing to work hard, even through the  are harder times. It was pretty motivating.

Also, I got a sweet package from Emily, Morgan, & Shanice! THANKS YOU GUYS! ♥

Of course, planning meeting was on Friday. LOADS. of fun. haha.
And personally my favorite day of the week, Saturday.. and no, not because its the weekend, missionaries dont really get weekends. Elder Neil L. Anderson, an apostle of the Lord, called of God, came and visited our mission. We got the wonderful privelage and blessing of being able to be in the presence of a servant of the Lord. Long story short, we were planning on getting a picture with him as a mission so we had to all line up and get ready for the picture. While we waited for about 15 mins in a VERY tight postion (being theres about 140 in the mission so far) We sang while we waited. We were singing, the church hymn: "Nearer, my God to Thee" and as he walked in, I couldn't help but tear up and cry. I had recieved a wittness from the spirit that he, Elder Anderson, WAS an apostle of God, that Jesus Christ really does love me and that I'm His daughter, God's daughter. The spirit was so strong, defiently worth waiting 15 mins in a uncomfortable stance, thats for sure.
I know that this church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints IS True! I'm so grateful for it. I know that if you just take the time to learn about it, if you don't already know about it,  that it will bless your life. I love you all, and miss you dearly. Thank you for all your support and love.
Love always,
Sister Holcomb :)

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