An 18 Month Adventure in the Australia Sydney South Mission
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Seven is actually my favorite number!
Oh what a week! I swear I just typed a letter yesterday. What should the theme of this week's email be? Well, I'd have to say this week we just decided to go out and "get 'er done!" I've sure missed that saying. Haha. But really, we just went as hard as we could to teach and serve every chance we got. We threw our fear and our hesitations on the altar of sacrifice and just opened our mouths and grabbed a broom when needed! We did service every day this week ranging from vacuuming for a member that just had a hip replacement to teaching English. It was a lot of fun. I love giving service! I think that's one thing I loved that I was taught growing up, that serving others brings happiness! I just wish I would've listened a bit more. But honest and truly, if you're sad, depressed, or discouraged, start serving! It makes a huge difference. You can't heal your soul if you're looking inward, the healing of the soul comes in serving others. Isn't that just the best thing you've ever heard?
Don't worry though, amongst the service we had plenty of time to teach and preach! This week I had the opportunity to bear my testimony countless times on the Plan of Salvation. I love the Plan of Salvation so much! I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father that gave us a beautiful plan to learn and grow. I'm so grateful that we no longer have to question where we came from, why we are here on Earth, and what happens to those we love after they pass away. It was great seeing a light appear in people's eyes once we started explaining it to them. I love seeing the Gospel change people's views! I just love this church so much. I think the motto of my mission has been Alma 26:16: " Therefore, let us glory, yea, we will glory in the Lord; yea, we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel."
So I think that about sums it up. I can't begin to tell you the difference being a missionary is making in my life! I can't even begin to tell you how much Heavenly Father loves each of us. It's all just so good! :)
No updates on any particular investigators. They're all coming along, or they're going their separate ways. Just pray for their hearts to be softened and for us to find those that are prepared. :)
All my love,
Sister Danielle Laree Stott
I attached a picture of the Boogaards and of our friend Terry! :)
P.S. My dad is curious if anyone else is understanding what my email titles mean.