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, April 11, 2016
Week 35: General Conference!
This week went by
super quick! It had to be because of General Conference, which was amazing!!!!
It is so cool we are able to listen to Prophets and Apostles, men called from
God to lead and guide us! It is so funny how excited I get when General Conference
is coming around! But I think there are certain things said in Conference that
are meant just for us that no one else catches. Our Heavenly Father truly knows
where we are and what we are going through. Although we were only able to
listen to the prophet for a short time how great was that time.
I think that one of my
favorite things said was by Elder Holland. He said, "[Lucifer] knows he
can't improve, he can't progress, that worlds without end he will never have a
bright tomorrow. He is a miserable man bound by eternal limitations, and he
wants you to be miserable, too. Well, don't fall for that. With the gift of the
Atonement and the strength of heaven to help us, we can improve, and the great
thing about the gospel is that we get credit for trying, even if we don't
always succeed. Remember, the Lord blesses those who want to improve, who
accept the need for commandments and try to keep them, who cherish Christ-like
virtues and strive to acquire them."
I love that he said we
get credit for trying even if we don't always succeed! How amazing is that! All
we have to do is try! This is something we have been asked to do since we were
little so it is not like it is anything new and shocking.
Exchanges With Sister Shattuck.
We have so many
amazing Missionaries in the Washington Everett Mission! I am so thankful I get
to go on exchanges with them all! Sister Shattuck is so amazing! She is from
Utah and has been on her mission....this is her second transfer. She is so
bubbly and out-going.She is going to do some amazing things! I learned
so many things from her. We were able to go and teach the Law of Chastity
together to our Recent Convert James and she had only taught it once before,
she did so amazing! It is awesome when a missionary and I go on exchanges and
have never taught together and it all just clicks! BLESSINGS!!
Then I got to go on an
Exchange with Sister Foster!!! It was so much fun to be able to go on an
Exchange with her! Everything just clicks and we get the work done. We actually
had the chance to put up a fence for some of her members. She is serving in
Monroe and it is so cute! I loved it! I had a lot of fun going out and doing some
yard work like that! One of my favorite things as a missionary is the fact that
I get to talk to everyone! Certainly when the person that you are with is
spunky and loves it to!
I am excited to see
what this busy week has in store for us! I love you all and hope that you have
an amazing week! Enjoy SPRING BREAK!