Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Email

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! We all have so much to be thankful for.

Sister Pratt was able to email us on Thanksgiving, but it was a busy day for her and Sister Hansen. The Missionary Training Center had a special devotional and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke.

Here is her email from this week:

Happy Thanksgiving! This week has been yet again another powerful spiritual learning roller coaster for me! I love the gospel! In each of our lessons this week the spirit was truly present! The power of prayer is forever in my heart! And yes mom, this week I have been singing 'Let the Holy Spirit Guide'! We only have a week left. But I'm so ready to keep learning and reading the scriptures. The Book of Mormon has a special spirit when you are open to the spirit! Mom and dad, how is the Book of Mormon reading going! I really do promise you that it will bless your lives even more by reading from the pages. Also to my sibs! Do it! Look for ways to apply to your life now, school, work, friends, children?!!?! Ha.

Today we had to wake up at 4 am to do laundry because of our special devotional. It took us three hours! But I loved every moment writing letters and what not! Our devotional was spirit filled...sitting at the foot of yet another apostle was a blessing! Elder Jeffrey R. Holland! So much insight on my life and more, the blessing of serving a mission is reality and no I will not be the same Sarah Jane when I come home...I know I'll speak kinder and love more, and have lots of patience! I wait every morning for Sister Hansen to get ready but sit and read the Book of Mormon just like we did when we were getting ready for church when we were younger! I love the teachings you taught us mom and dad!

Everything that you all have said in a letter has been much needed for me! We are so close and I love it! I love you all! Extra hugs and kisses this special week!!!

Love your daughter and little sister,
Sister Sarah Jane Pratt

Ps. We leave Nov. 28 at 6 am! Yes in a van/bus! Totally Awesome!
You might miss your dad, but you are aching for your mothers! - Elder Holland

Please Note:
Sister Pratt will be leaving the Missionary Training Center in Provo, UT on Wednesday, November 28; therefore, please write letters to her mission address which is below. Thank you!

Sister Sarah Jane Pratt
Utah Salt Lake City Mission
3487 S 1300 E West Entrance
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

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