Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tracting makes for good stories

Youuuu guessed it! Another week where we tracted and got some fun stories. This week while we were tracting we made a theme song for our iPads because we recently got the Area Book Planner app, which means we will have our area book of all the records we keep of lessons, potentials, etc. and our daily planner which has our schedule on a day-to-day basis. So, when Sister Olsen and I quickly realized that we had forgotten how to use technology (both of us having been out for over a year now) made up a tune where we sand "It's the magic brick o' wonder! *clap clap*" Yeah... we had a lot of time to think and talk as we tracted. haha

We also got to do some service this past week and afterwards the members we talked to gave us the bike helmets the elders left in their car, so we decided to stop by 7/11 grab a Slurpee, and recreate a picture the elders gave us the week before. haha (see picture below) It is so great when the missionaries in a ward can get along because it helps the work move forward in that ward as we are unified as missionaries and not just as companionships. This past week we also had a member tell the elders to expect mustard from us, which is funny because we didn't know we were going to be expected to give mustard to the elders until that member told us to fulfill her words. So, we found out another member was given a bunch of mustard packets and needed help getting rid of them. We gladly took it off her hands and decorated the elder's bikes with them. They appreciated the mustard and we all got a good laugh out of it (see picture below).

In addition to having a bit of a goofy week, we had a really uplifting week in having many inspired study hours in the morning. One morning I was studying a packet the assistants to the President gave us a little while ago at a Zone Conference and it talks all about how we can gain happiness from gratitude. In the Packet they included a list of 110 things that we can be grateful for, which includes both questions and statements about things everyone can find gratitude with. While reading through the list, I did some math and found that I had 110 days left on my mission. So, I felt it wasn't an accident I rediscovered the packet that day and decided to focus on one of those things each day through the end of my mission to make sure I felt gratitude daily and happiness each hour.

I know Heavenly Father knows us personally and recognizes what we need at what times. I love this gospel and I am so grateful to serve at this time.

Sincerely, Sister Tyler

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