This week was awesome because we had misson tour! President Bigelow, Sister Bigelow, and Elder and Sister Arnold taught us how to be more effective missionaries. We came to Recife on Monday and helped clean the chapel in Soledade for the conference where I ran into Sister Dunn my CTM companion! We got to catch up and clean and it was awesome. The next day we had the mission tour and I saw two elders from my CTM district as well! We were only with half the mission because we are exterior, and the interior of the mission had their mission tour on Monday. One thing we discussed at the mission tour is the Sister Suan Fulcher case study! Every missionary (serving or to-be) should google this case study and read it- she is exactly the missionary I want to be! Today we are going to go the temple and I´m so excited! I´m also going to go to Burger King afterwards to remember American food ;)
That´s about the most exciting thing and I don´t have much time but here´s a scripture I would like to share with you all:
Alma 5:7- " Behold, he changed their hearts; yea he awakened them out of a deep sleep, and they awoke unto God. Behold, they were in the midsts of darkness; nevertheless, their souls were illuminated by the light of the everlasting word..."
How can we "awaken unto God?" This requires faith and works, true repentance each day, baptism, heeding the promptings of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end (reading scriptures, praying, going to church, serving others etc.). To live the Doctrine of Christ is to be converted and to have a mighty change of heart and a willingness to change whatever you need to change to be more like your Savior, Jesus Christ. It´s a life-long process. God doesn´t expect us to be perfect, but he expects us to always be progressing.
Thank you all for your kind words and prayers! Miss you all!
Sister Garrick :)
Photo 1: Sister Dunn! <3