So excited to skype you in about an hour to hear where the boys are going! So I have to cut this email a little short this week... but an email wouldn't be enough to contain how thrilled I am about your calls Landon and Ty!! I just cannot wait, I bet it's been like that for you guys this whole last month. Sorry to make you wait, see you real soon though!
Helaman 3:27 "
Also met the Keen family. They're a part-member family, but none are members. The dad was the only member but he passed away a year or 2 ago or so, the wife and 2 sons aren't members. They welcomed us in, which was much further than the elders have gotten with them so even though they're out of town this week we caught them just in time to make a good connection at the start.
Also, I have spent the week on crutches this week which has been a little trying at the same time as a pretty effective missionary tool occasionally. The nurse thinks I have a minor stress fracture in my ankle, it happened gradually about a week and a half ago so on Tuesday they put me on crutches to see if that helps. I am to report tomorrow to see how it's doing, but it's not feeling so great so I don't know yet. But that's been fun!
Those are the highlights, but since it's short I'll quickly share something I learned with you this week. It was one of those things that came as I was talking and didn't make the connection in thinking about it that way before. Has that ever happened to you? I was talking in a leadership meeting about something I learned in the MTC, one of my teachers taught me "there is no comfort in the growth zone, and no growth in the comfort zone." But right as I repeated that it came to my mind through my words (a little backwards?) that the Holy Ghost will be there as we grow in the best ways to be that comfort anyway. It's given me a bit more confidence in striving to become even better and just do it.
- Sister Shumway