Happy New Year everyone!
MISC: 1. What!? I can’t believe its already almost 2016! 2015 just flew by! Last January was when I really committed to serve a mission and it’s been one of the most rewarding decisions Ive ever made. 2. Got to skype my family this week and my brother Alex who is also currently serving a mission. It gave us a great opportunity to establish who the favorite child is in the family ;). 3. Had a bit of a run in with some drunk men this holiday season. Christmas Eve, one of them blocked us in an alley and started getting forceful with me trying to give me money. I kept trying to push him away and my next ‘push’ was going to be a punch in the his face, but then another man saw and said that we were missionaries and to leave us alone. I was grateful but also disappointed I didnt get to punch him or my companion wasn’t able to use her pepper spray.
FUNNY: Met a woman the other day as we were walking. She was a little heavier and had short stubby legs and was carrying a lot of bags. We just carried a casual conversation but as soon as we said, “Oh by the way, we’re missionaries from…” She took off running and ran away from us! We were so confused, it was a funny sight to see.
CEBUANO: Sugar, that really big black guy from San Diego, has been here for 5 years and barely speaks any Cebuano. I’ve been here in the country for less than 5 months and I can speak it pretty well. There is no other explanation other than it truly is a gift from God so that I can help Him accomplish His work.
COMPANION: S. Adams and I have plans to conquer Mount Everest after our missions.
INSPIRATIONAL: 1. “Reach higher. Set high goals for yourself and then be willing to work hard to achieve them” -For the Strength of Youth 2. “Actions are the results of desires” -F. Enzio Busche
SPIRITUAL: Since the new year is quickly approaching and everyone is busy coming up with their resolutions that only last until February, I figured I’d touch a little bit on goals and change. The longer I’ve been in the mission, the more weaknesses I have discovered in myself. I’ve truly had to humble myself and approach the Lord in prayer and ask for His help. I testify that if we humble ourselves before the Lord, He truly will turn our weaknesses into strengths. Take the time to identify changes you would like to make in your life and write down a plan that will enable you to make that change and then approach the Lord and ask for His help on how you can accomplish them.
PICS: pictures from my Christmas, lots of great food! Breakfast at the mission home with my Mission President and his wife, pics of the temple, etc
Sister “I really am the favorite child” Moyes