8 Months

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Hi Everyone!

IMG_2806I am doing SUPER well and am continuing to just love my mission. And best of all it is super warm here and the sun is out. I’ve been going running in the mornings with my companion and have just adored how beautiful the mornings outside here are.

Over the past few weeks I have learned a lot on how to be a successful and happy missionary in my proselyting area. As I have been implementing these things, I have been overjoyed with the experiences I have been having. I felt like I was really starting to get things down, and then we had a representative from Salt Lake who is over Visitors’ Centers come to do training with us. I was blown away. We learned so much and are so excited. Attending and participating in these trainings really opened our eyes. As a Visitors’ Center we have been working so hard and have set forth our goals. And after these trainings, we now know the best ways to achieve our goals. We are making a lot of changes in how we do things, but it is blessing us so much and has united us as missionaries in the Visitor’s Center.

IMG_2816With serving as an sister training leader over our zone and the Visitors’ Center things have been SO busy. By the end of the day we are completely worn out but each day is so worth it. For the first time in my mission, I have been able to focus, and I know why!

President Hinckley said, “Do you want to be happy? Forget yourself and get lost in this great cause. Lend your efforts to helping people. Stand higher, lift those with feeble knees, hold up the arms of those that hang down. Live the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Since my last transfer, my companion and I have done just this, in result we are happier in serving and just in life in general. Its not easy to lose yourself, but a challenge to truly be dedicated. But after a crazy busy and exhausting week, I can say every moment of “forgetting myself and going to work” has been more than worth it.

IMG_2822Well I am officially 8 months out in my mission and am glad I still have 10 months left. Yesterday it was funny because the primary kids sang in church about fathers, and man that primary music just gets to me every time. We had our investigator with us in church. He leaned over and asked me what was wrong. I said nothing was wrong, I just really love my dad and am grateful for him. One of the speakers asked us to consider, “How important has your father been in helping you become who you are today?” This question also really got to me. My father has helped me in EVERY way to become who I am today. Its funny because on a mission, I don’t exactly miss my family, but I am overly grateful for them and the positive impact they have had on my life.

Have a great week and enjoy the sun

Sister Miller