Adrielle (Elle) Jackson received her mission call on May 4, 2015. She was called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Washington Everett Mission. Elle entered the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Utah on July 29, 2015. This blog will follow Elle throughout her mission and share the experiences she has over her 18 months in Everett Washington.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Week 27: Keep the Sabbath Day Holy!
Sister Loerstscher and Elle
This week has been a
week full of meeting members and still trying to figure out how to be a missionary.
I would have thought I have figured it out by now, but that is not true! I am consistently
starting at square one and figuring out how to do it. But I think this is how
it is supposed to be. I mean when is it that we fully turn our self’s over to
the Lord? It is when we have done all we think we can do and we need help? It
is in that moment and time that you submit yourself over to the Father and all
that He has to offer you. I find this super interesting! Why do we wait until
that last moment? I think it has to be the natural man in us that keeps us from
"advancing", so to say sooner. Now I believe the real winner is the
person who turns to the Lord for the smallest things and doesn't have to wait
until last minute because they know they can't do any of it without His help.
These have just been some of my thoughts this last week.
I am doing awesome! I
can honestly say love the people of Washington and I LOVE President Bonham and
Sister Bonham. It is crazy to think I met them in August at the Airport for the
first time and have since created a relationship in which I will be able to talk
to them about anything I want or need to!
We had Stake
Conference this last Sunday and Elder Call of the Seventy came and spoke to us!
What was really cool is that the Saturday night and Sunday morning
sessions were all about missionary work. Well the Saturday night was
more than the Sunday. It is awesome to see other people get as excited
about missionary work as I do! He talked about the Sabbath day as well and how
this has been a hot topic for I believe almost a year now? It is crazy to think
it is so true about how much the Sabbath day really does affect the rest of the
week. When we are able to start the week off spiritually filled the rest of the
week goes a lot better. Not that it is
easier but we are able to face all our problems head on.
So I don't know if I
told you but my companion Sister Stacie Barletta is from Baldwinsville, New
York(Click Here). She is 27 and a convert to the church. She was baptized when she was13
years old and has been active in the church for about 2 1/2 years. She is an
amazing missionary and I am so thankful I have the opportunity to learn from
her! We are both Sister Training Leaders and so exchanges have been fun!
love you all and hope you have an amazing week!
Have a Happy Valentine’s
day. Keep the Sabbath Holy. Also I think we will be emailing Tuesday because
I believe it is Presidents Day on Monday so talk to you all then!
Elle, Sister Barletta, Sister Foster, and Sister Loerstscher.