Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Week 45: Happy Fathers Day!

Happy Fathers Day!

Just another wonderful week in Washington! It was super hot at the beginning of the week and well we are back to the cooler weather! I LOVE IT!  First off Happy Fathers Day to my father Todd Jackson and to all of those Men, Dads and Fathers that have been apart of my life! I have been so lucky to be blessed with such good examples in my life, people to look to and knowing what the true love of Christ is.

I just have to brag about my dad for a moment! He is the most kind, loving, diligent, striving to always be better, go get them person that I know. I look up to you so much and am so grateful to Heavenly Father all of the time that he blessed me to have you for my dad. From General Conference this last April Elder D. Todd Christofferson gave a talk on Fathers entitled Fathers (Click Here to Read). In it he says, "Perhaps the most essential of a father’s work is to turn the hearts of his children to their Heavenly Father. If by his example as well as his words a father can demonstrate what fidelity to God looks like in day-to-day living, that father will have given his children the key to peace in this life and eternal life in the world to come." I consider myself lucky everyday for my dad! Love you daddy! 

This week has been so awesome! Heavenly Father has blessed us with so much success and I can't even complain. I first off have to say I don't think I have ever been hit on more then the little times since I have been here in Lynnwood... People are so weird!! But in the end we get to share the Gospel with them and they are interested, every time this has happened it has been a referral for the Elders. Heavenly Father is so funny!

Sister Leininger and Elle say, "We love missionary work"
Transfers were on Tuesday and Sister Pickup got transferred. She is now in Camano Island and I am sure having the best time ever! I was super grateful to be able to stay here in Lynnwood a little longer! I love this Ward so much, they are fun and are getting so excited about missionary work! So Sister Leininger and I are lucky and get one more transfer together! 

Wednesday we finally got to go and talk with Ariana and Diana! They are now taking the lessons and we are so excited! We tracked in to them a couple of months ago and have been trying to meet with them a couple of times! We went over for the last time we were going to try. They opened the door and we talked they forgot that we were coming and we were so sad. They said that they were to busy and that we could come back next week. So we asked if we could share a scripture, well that was the right question! They invited us right in and we taught them and they want to learn more! We are even going over for dinner tomorrow night!! I am so excited! They are such a happy family and I know the Gospel only adds to that happiness! 

We were able to go and visit the Schilds who are a Part Member Family and we have been reading the Book of Mormon with them! We have been making so much progress. It is so crazy to see how just reading the Book of Mormon helps you be happier and gets you through the day. I mean you can get through the day not reading it but it is more enjoyable when you do read it. Everyone should ask Bradyn, Katelyn and Meatball! They would know! 

Sister Leininger, Sister and President Bonham, and Elle
We had MLC on Thursday...I love MLC so much! I think that it is supper fun and I enjoy being able to see the Bonhams and all my fellow missionaries. We got a lot done and hopefully ready for President Wilding. I mean the next MLC we have is going to be with him!!! Sister Leininger and I got to also sing Lead Kindly Light. We did a duet and it was so pretty! Then Friday we had the privilege of being able to hear from President Moon,  Sister Bonhams brother. He talked about making a Mission for your Mission, This is something I had never thought about before. I mean I have been setting goals and that kind of stuff. So I am so excited to figure out what finger print I want to leave?

Sunday we sang Beautiful Savior in Sacrament meeting. Our WML brought a family to church that he met at Walmart! Some great things are happening here in Washington! 

I love you all and hope that you have an amazing week!

A family from China they met at service.

Breakfast they made for Herman Hubnerthe the
day before she went home.

After their morning run.

Best meal so far on my mission.

Best Meal.

Lunch of Champions.

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