Monday, July 6, 2015

Independence Day 2015- Örebro Week 13

Happy Belated Independence Day! Hope you all had a lovely time :) I celebrated by making Strawberry Cupcakes, wearing Red, White, and Blue, and trying to teach my Canadian companion the national anthem (I wish that this e-mail would let me send was priceless) :)

Things we did on this, the hottest week so far (debatably the hottest week of the whole summer):
-Finished up with the roof we have been working on with a member family. Good times :) (picture of the roof attached)
-Visited a less active family. They are really coming along! They even shared the Gospel with a friend and wanted some materials and stuff to give her about the church. PERFECT!
-Visited a nice old lady we tracted into the other week and taught her the Plan of Salvation as we walked with her to get eggs from the store. Her husband recently passed away, so the plan of Salvation was really good for her to hear. We will see our loved ones again! In fact, we can be with them for Eternity!
-Had zone training and talked about using the Book of Mormon more in all that we do. Was a really good meeting and got me exciting about flooding the world with the Book of Mormon. If you haven't read it, you really should. Favorite book in the world!
-Read from the Book of Mormon with an investigator from Eritrea. Language barriers all day long (they do not have the BOM translated in her language yet...)

Read this talk by President Thomas S. Monson this week and love this quote about making the most of today:

"This is our one and only chance at mortal life—here and now. The longer we live, the greater is our realization that it is brief. Opportunities come, and then they are gone. I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not. I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and nonexistent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do. Instead, find joy in the journey—now."

Find joy. Walk in nature. Watch some birds. Play with your kids. Hug a friend. Write a note to someone that needs it. Say I love you to the people you love. Reach out. Do something that makes you happy. Try something new. Make the most of today because tomorrow is all too soon.

Love you and praying for you,
Syster Sarah Griffes

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