Welp. It seems like another week has
come and gone and I'm again sitting at the computer next to the fireplace
trying to compose my thoughts into a coherent email that I hope will make you
all smile :) This week flew by! It was a good one. But, to be honest. I don't
remember much of it. hahaha
Halloween was great. Best one yet!
#ihatehalloween We spent some time in the afternoon in Dixon and then helped
out at the ward trunk-or-treat. The nostalgia was SO real. I thought trunk-or-treats
were the coolest things ever when I was little. Let's be real, I still do.
Sister Wright and I manned the chili and fry bread inside the church and ended
up judging the chili competition. I. Ate. So. Much. It was wonderful :) haha We
were only allowed to be out until 6, so we spent the remainder of the night
studying :) Guess what. This week I read from Mosiah 27 to 4th Nephi. I LOVE
THE BOOK OF MORMON. I think I read 30 chapters in Alma the night of Halloween.
SO GOOD. :) I'll hopefully finish by Thanksgiving :) That way I will have
feasted on His word AND on mashed potatoes. :) hahaha
I've always believed that God has a
sense of humor, but I was able to see it up close this last week. Elder Sedig
assigned me to give a discussion on patience in district meeting this week. I
prepared as best as I could and I was really excited to talk about it with the
other missionaries....and then....we ran out of time. SO. We all have to have
"patience" to hear my discussion next week. ha...haha...ha. I'm
really glad I got an extra week to study it though. Understanding patience has
been much needed! What I've learned is that patience is essential to be happy
and learn everything that we need to here on this earth. There will be many
moments where we will be instructed to wait patiently. I've had to wait to get
better. Wait to understand why I was sick for so long. Wait to go to the temple
again. Wait for people to listen. Wait for a less active member to walk into
church. It seems like all we do as missionaries is wait! BUT. Waiting is much
different when it's not paired with patience. When I think of waiting I think
of sitting, not doing much. Patiently waiting is an act of faith. An ACT. We
have to go and do. In Preach my Gospel it says that patience is the ability to
hold up under pressure. I want to do that. I really enjoyed this quote by Neal
A. Maxwell, "When we are impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is
best--better than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable
is better than his." Patience is allowing God to lead you and willingly
letting him guide you.
So, I'm working on patience :) It's
starting to get cold out here so I'm headed to Missoula today to buy alllll the
warm things! No snow yet, just lots of rain! I love you all! I love being a
missionary. :) Smile. Be happy. Don't eat too much candy. ALSO. Stop with this
"sending Sister Fletcher candy" nonsense. hahahahahaha I love ya'll
but I'm going to become a statistic out here if this candy continues to be a thing.
;) Thus, Sister Wright and I are going on a sugar fast. Patience and no sugar.
Wish me luck.
Love, Sister Fletcher
there was a crazy storm the other day. The sky. So. Cool. Had to break out the pano.
We were twins for Halloween. That's about as creative as it gets my friends:)
Halloween breakfast :) brains?