Friday, August 7, 2015

July 13, 2015- Family Discovery Day!

This past week has been hectic crazy!
On Monday we went to Greenville and spent the day with the sisters. We painted pottery again and I had this grand idea to paint a field of wheat with the state of North Carolina over it. Like "the field is all white ready to harvest." Well, I greatly overestimated my artistic abilities and now I have a blue and yellow piece of abstract art. XD
On Tuesday we had to deep clean our apartment and then we had apartment inspections! However, a member invited us out to lunch in the very middle of our deep clean time. So we frantically cleaned and cleaned all morning, went to lunch, then cleaned and cleaned some more. The Stefflers, a senior couple in the mission, came to look at our apartment, and they came 30 minutes early!! So we were freaking out and dusting and it was all very funny-looking I'm sure. =D Good news is, we passed! Then, 30 minutes after that, the Sister Training Leaders showed up for exchanges. =D
So instead of doing regular exchanges where we go down to Havelock and swap companions, the Havelock sisters came here and we all stayed in Kinston! Which was really nice so we didn't have to drive all the way down, but CRAZY because we had to double book two whole days! The Havelock sisters also had a mini-missionary named Laura with them! She's a youth from the Woodington ward. =D Our mission is doing this cool thing where youth (this summer) can sign up for a week-long mission where they live all the missionary rules. How neat is that?? It's like trial run. =)
SO IT WAS CRAAZY! We had five missionaries in one area in one apartment and it was amazing. =D We saw so many miracles! We talked to everyone and we found new investigators and it was a blast! Sister Johanson and I went out to eat for dinner and taught a bunch of lessons and I learned so much from her!
We also all five of us played Nertz and I won every round. Go me! =D
It was really fun, but it was also a relief when exchanges were over. I learned a lot about being bold in helping people make and keep commitments, because that's the only way they will progress.
THEN! On Thursday every single appointment fell through. =(
BUT! On Friday we had a fun district meeting and on Saturday was
So I love family history, like, a lot. I'm totally my mother's daughter. The stake threw this HUGE event that was open to everyone to help everyone in the community get started on their family history. People came from all around, Greenville, Harker's Island, and there was a great turn out! All the missionaries in the stake (42) came and helped out. We greeted a lot of people! There were almost 400 people!!!!!!!!
They set up tons of computers in the gym and had classes all day long, and a barbeque at noon. It was really hot, but really fun! We had a cultural celebration during lunch and two of the missionary elders did the Haka for us! It was a lot of fun. My companion got asked to sing the Star Spangled Banner in a quartet. =)
We ran around all day greeting people, putting up chairs, and in general having a blast! We met a really sweet woman named Crystal who is now going to be meeting with the Greenville sisters! She heard about the event from a coworker who heard about it on the news and said "Hey, don't you like family history...?" YAY! The Lord works in miraculous ways!
This morning I was reading in Isaiah and I came across this beautiful promise.
Isaiah 35

1 [In the last days] The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:
 10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

This promise applies to all of us that believe in God and follow in His ways! He loves us more than we can ever know! He will redeem us from all our sins and mistakes. He already has! We just have to choose to follow Him each day!
I love you all!
Sister Moore

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