Saturday, November 1, 2014

I Love to See the Temple

Crazy busy week!  This whole transfer has been crazy.  So many things going on that we have been a little behind on exchanges and have had to cram them all in.  This week, Sis Catlett and I barely saw each other for 3 days. Just long enough to switch companions and then drive to another exchange and then switch again!  It was crazy.  It made me very, very grateful to be back in my area again with my companion when at last the crazy ended.  And it makes the time fly too which is not always a good thing; it's going way too fast!!  Onward and upward though.  I enjoy learning from the other missionaries though, it helps to make me a better missionary!
Hmmmm....I can't really think of anything TOO exciting.  Missionary work as usual.  We met this lady from the Ukraine who is amazing and her house is just covered with pictures of Europe.  It's kind of hard to understand what she is saying (very thick accent) but she has the coolest stories and experiences.  Then we met this big buff guy that was walking three little Pomeranian dogs, he wasn't really interested but it was kind of funny seeing such a macho guy with little princess dogs.  And we finally met a guy who we see all the time walking around town and swinging on the swings at the parks.  Everyone in the area knows him because he loves just walking around and we finally ran into him and he came to church with us this week!  Crazy miracles.  I love it when God hands us little blessings and miracles.  It makes me happy :)
So this week we got to go to the temple.  It was wonderful.  I really miss being able to go whenever you want, but grateful I am still in Sparks and able to go once in a blue moon!  It was fantastic like always.  As we were driving there, a HUGE rainbow was arched over the sky and it looked like it was leading us straight to the temple.  And as we got closer, it looked as if the temple was the pot of gold at the end (pictures to be included next week).  It just made me think about how all roads lead to the temple.  Everything we do is so that we can be worthy to enter into the temple and enjoy the blessings of eternity; being able to be with our families forever.  Everything comes back to the family.  It's the center of everything and the temple allows us to be with them for forever.  Such a happy thought!  As missionaries, we aren't here just to dunk people and bring them into the church, we are here to help them get to the temple (the ultimate goal) and be sealed as a family forever.  It was a great little reminder as we were driving up to the temple to see God's symbol of peace and love arching over the place where heaven and earth meet.
Whelp!  That's it for this week, folks!  Have a fabulous week and the church is true!

Sis Rae

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