Hola Familia y amigos! Como estan? Espero muy bien!!
Hello family and friends!
Wow has time flown by, or what!
I am now in Washington, and spring is coming! The sun is shining and it gets into the 50's every day! I am serving in a country town, so there is lots of green! Trees and flowers aren't quite budding, but I hope they will start to show soon!
These past two weeks have seemed to have just flown by and kind of dragged on! Seems like forever ago that I was in the CCM in Mexico, but I love it here in Washington! My new companion and my trainer is Hna Jaccard! She is super awesome, loving, and patient with her new Greenie! :)
Today we had the opportunity to go to the Colombia River Temple today as a Zone! And it was truly amazing! I love going to the temple, I always feel so at peace and I always come away learning something new, and feeling refreshed!
Love you all and hope you are having a great week! Till next week!
Hola Family and Friends!
Hope everyone has had a fantastic week! I sure have! And this coming week will be my final week in the CCM. It's sad and also really exciting! I am going to miss my district, but I can't wait to go out into the field!
Last night we had a Devotional by Elder Alan R. Walker and he talked a lot on how your attitude determines your success in your mission and also in your life. He also said that while we are on our missions, we will be tempted in many ways- but to remember that there are many faithful examples of missionaries in the scriptures with positive attitudes! Nephi and Nehemiah to just name some.
Spanish is getting easier. When we teach, I can have no idea what to say, but I just open my mouth and I start talking, and it is really cool! I know that it is the Holy Ghost that is helping me. Everyday, as a district we have made it a goal to speak solo Español till Lunch and we are improving! We had an awesome Devotional on Sunday about speaking your mission language, and one cool quote was: "If you feel inadequate, it's okay. Who God calls, He qualifies them." I know I will learn this language. As I do the best that I can, I know I will be blessed in learning this language.
In Relief Society, we had a lesson and one part that really stuck out to me was when she mentioned how some people look and see a glass half full others see it half empty. But what we need is to just be happy to have a glass - meaning just be happy with your circumstances. "Each of us must climb mountains that we have never climbed before." -James E Faust.
I love this gospel, my district, and all of you!
Hope everyone has a great week!
I am Sister Samantha Dee. On July 1, 2015, I have been called to serve as an LDS missionary in the newly created Washington Yakima Mission. Between December 29, 2014 and June 30, 2015 I was serving in the Washington Kennewick Mission. I will be spreading the gospel in the Spanish language.