Did you know that trials help us love?! Well they do! We are still trying to meet with all our bishops (they travel for work and are gone lots of days so we just play phone tag... Haha. Totes crae!) but that evening we just stopped by one of our bishops and shoot, we were totes suppose to be there!!! One of his daughters has been having little seizures and can't be on the HS swim team and do other things. She feels embarrassed I totes know how she feels and the spirit was so strong when we encouraged her to count her blessings and being able to have a close relationship with our Heavenly Father she will feel of His love!
Wednesday we just visited referrals again and it was a slow day but we had a lesson with Ashley and it was really great over the Plan of Salvation! She is just so sweet! We were able to have like an Family Home Evening with a member family and help them invite their friends! It was super fun!
Thursday was ONE YEAR!!!! It was a normal day of missionary work. We went to lunch and I was able to see President Hill's wife from WX!!!! Oh her sweet love could be felt in her hug! I don't know why Heavenly Father has given me these little opportunities to see such dear friends here in UT but I'm just so very grateful for his love to me! It was just another day of blessings!
Friday we were able to have a tender district meeting and I was able to bare my testimony and I know I have grown so very much! I hope others can see it and feel it! 'Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.' Matthew 11:28-30. The atonement is a principle of comfort and strength through trial and adversity to all who embrace its powerful influence, in this life and forever!
Saturday, we were going out and about and Sister Howell was about to throw up! Totes nasty when you are driving in a car! Haha. I was like what the heck?! Pull over! So I drove her to one of our Ward Mission Leader's home and she received a blessing. As I drove home I just said a silent prayer asking for help. I told Sister Howell she was not going to go out for the day; I tucked her into bed for her to rest and all. I was able to do our progress record for Sunday's Stake Correlation meeting and other phone calls. I'm so grateful for the spirit of discernment to know what to do to help missionaries in our district. Tears are coming but to know I'm here in North Salt Lake also for the Elders in my district... I have been out and know but I'm still learning too! Dinner at Bishop Blacks was the best! They are so willing to help us in the work! That night I slept so very well and was happy about the day even though our numbers were zeros!
Sunday was just an early morning at 7 am (Shoot that's the time I'm just getting in the shower! Ha.) We went to the Stake High Priest Group meeting, all the older dads and grandpas! ;) Sister Howell was feeling better to bare her testimony! Then we were able to have comp study in one of the class rooms and prepare for our lessons later that night. 11 am Sacrament meeting with Elder Bednar and Elder Hales. We were personally introduced to them by our Ward Mission Leader!!! It was the FH wards primary program and I was able to really fell of my Saviors love in the tender children songs and just felt so happy to know I was taught the songs and LOVED them to death! I was conducting also as I was sitting in the seat! I just had to! Then to know Jason was able to be there and understand... there is a God! He is watchful of us! After the meeting Elder Hales asked us if we could have a picture with him! Say what?!!?! Hahaha. When he asked how long we have been out I told him a year... he told be 'don't get trunky!' Haha. His spirit is just so strong I wanted to just give him a hug. I guess I didn't think it but said it under my breath; I just want to give you a hug! So he yes, of course! It was like I was hugging the Savior! I couldn't even cry I was just so happy for that tender experience! Then we were over to the HL ward to teach Sharing time for the Jr. and Sr. Classes at 12:30! Love it! Then we drove as fast as tiwi would allow us to our Stake Correlation meeting with our Ward Mission Leader's at 2pm and then we were able to sing in Relief Society in the EH ward! Sister Dew taught the lesson and then Sister Nelson was there too! So many totes spiritual children of God were all around me! How blessed I am!
Enjoy this week and remember what you are thankful for! Then don't forget to invite friends and family to have the missionaries teach in your home, or have the missionaries teach you more about our Savior, Jesus Christ! You are each so totes amazing in my eyes and I love you all so very much! Let us all be children of God that Press On!
Love your daughter and little sister,
Sister Sarah Jane Pratt
So I'm writing all of you today along with other missionary friends that are back home and friends from work! Sister Howell and I aren't going to the Pday activity because I have a lot of cleaning (I just have to do my laundry... it's the first time my basket has been overflowing on my mission and I just feel nasty!)