Hey y'all! I hope everyone has been doing well! Another super fast week for me here in Cheyenne. I feel like I was just barely typing out last weeks email, so that's really weird.
So I guess I should start off with the most incredible part of the week...EVITA WAS BAPTIZED!!!! Oh my word it was amazing. The spirit was so so so strong and I just knew that she was making the right choice, and that I made the right choice when I was 8 to be baptized. Evita looked beautiful in white; pure, and clean, and seriously she was shining. I know that's cheesy but it's true. And she looked so happy because she understood the blessings that come with being baptized and receiving the Holy Ghost. She has a testimony that it will bless her life. She's only 13 and she's so strong! I think about my testimony when I was 13 and I was nowhere near where she is. But that's the cool thing about the church - you are constantly learning and progressing because there is so much to be learned here on earth! I just love this beautiful, simple gospel.
On Thursday, Sister J and I went down to Windsor/Fort Collins, Colorado for a training meeting. As much as I love Cheyenne, I love cities so it was really nice to go to a place where there are people, and businesses, and green, and mountains. In three weeks I will be done be being trained, and so this was our last training meeting as a companionship. I love training meetings because we get to hear super awesome and uplifting council from our mission president. President Brown talked about how as missionaries we are like Gideon in the Bible. The Lord uses the unsuspecting to accomplish His tasks. If we have just the smallest bit of faith, Heavenly Father can work with that. It doesn't need to be a lot, but we just have to show Him was have faith. (Alma 32). Another reason I love training meetings is because we get to see a bunch of other missionaries! And I got to see all of my sisters from the MTC which was so good. I missed Sister Mickelsen so much! We are hoping that somewhere down the road here we will be companions again.
It's snowed twice here in Cheyenne and both times its melted before we even get out of the house for the day. But we got a taste of the winds here this week. It was super cold and windy all day Wednesday, and it was crazy. We would drive to someone's house and be sitting in the car and the car would just be rocking back and forth because the winds were so strong. Sister J told me that these winds were going to blow me back to Arkansas and I really think they could've. We found out on Thursday that they were blowing over 70 MPH, and that's a good day in the winter here. Yikes! One of the guys in our ward joked that we needed to eat more cookies because we need to have something to weigh us down in the winter.
This week I just kept thinking over and over again how weird it was that I am a missionary and in Wyoming of all places. A lot of people know that this is literally the last place I ever thought I would be. But I am so grateful to be doing this work. It is truly an amazing experience. I love having the chance to go out and share this gospel that I love so much with others. I know this gospel is true, and that we are led on the earth today by a living prophet of God. I know that by following the commandments and doing the things our Heavenly Father and Savior wants us to do, that we will return to live with Heavenly Father again.
I hope you all have an amazing week. I am so grateful for all of the love and support I get from all of y'all! Love you!
My contradictory pajamas
Sister Mausse, me, Sister Mickelsen, and Sister Jenks
The Fort Collins Temple!!!
Sister Jenks and I with Evita and Brother Valentine, who baptized and confirmed her