Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Boundaries And Kittens And Flusterated... Oh My!

Monday, 11 July 2016

Dear family and friends,

Wow, what a chaotic Sunday we had! The ward boundaries changed. Everything changed. Lost Mountain no longer exists. And now we're the Mableton sisters. It's crazy! Here's a little snippet of what I shared in my letter to my mission president about it. :)

I'm just really happy right now. :) Yesterday was chaos with all the new boundary changes, but the whole time I felt the powerful witness of the Spirit testifying that these changes were inspired. I am so thrilled to see the changes that will be coming. There will be more unity, more strength within the wards, and the Lord will continue to hasten His work! Everything keeps happening so quickly, and I can feel the power of the Lord guiding His children to do His will. He has had a HUGE hand in this change! It is so amazing, and I look forward to see the beautiful Zion that comes from it.

​Another adventure--we picked up two adorable kitten friends (an orange one and a Siamese) from an investigator and took them to Mama Jones to keep. It was... interesting... to say the least. Needless to say, we got them there safely and the kittens are cute as ever! :)

"Flusterated!" -Mama Jones
This is the exact word that Mama Jones used to describe how she was feeling when she found out about all the craziness with the boundaries! It was hilarious to hear the Southern accent with this fun word. :D

Anyway, this week has been quite crazy, ever since we found out about the changes that would be happening soon. Yep. It's been fun!

My invitation to y'all this week is to try something new! Try saying something new (like y'all... hehehe), eating something new (Southern food... hint hint), or doing something new. Just change things up and get outside of your comfort zone! Our Stake President helped us to remember that change is a good thing. It helps us to stretch and become stronger individuals. We learn to rely on our Savior more when big changes happen.
I know that y'all will find joy as you seek to try out new things. Sometimes, stepping outside of your comfort zone helps you to see and learn to appreciate the good things in life.

Remember that y'all are amazing and can do hard things. I love y'all very much! Keep smiling and sharing the light that y'all have! :D

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