Thanks for your emails, I love them! Sorry I didn't respond to some of them last week - there were a few that I didn't get until today. Sometimes myldsmail doesn't work very well and emails don't come through for a while. But I promise I love you all ;)
Also, CONGRATULATIONS to Chantelle with her engagement! Gahh I am so ridiculously excited for her. Does she have a date? Also her fiancée looks awesome, I am so excited to meet him!
It was a good week, nothing too crazy but lots of good stuff, and I love working with Sister Barker here in Des Moines! Also the weather was better this week, which helped a lot haha. Not to mention we also started listening to Christmas music already and Alfie Boe's heavenly voice has been gracing my ears...hahaha. Gotta love having a companion who's mom is in MoTab (Mormon Tabernacle Choir) so she has all the good CD's! :)
So, as for my week...
St. John's Basilica last week, which was really pretty and neat. This week we're going downtown to see the shops and sculpture garden, since she hasn't seen that. In the evening we also visited with a family because Sis Y asked us to come and share the "word" with her and her family...I love African families so much! :): It was a fun p-day, and Sis Barker and I have a plan to go see/do one fun thing in Des Moines every p-day! I love it because I love going to see artsy/historical things but lots of times other people don't, and she totally does :) We saw the
|Sister Training Leaders at MLC...each companionship had a different "color," and ours was green...thus all the green between the two of us haha|
|the end of another exchange with Lamoni...check out how the companionships totally matched, NOT on purpose! :)|
The IDMM is focusing on the Book of Mormon this week and strengthening our personal testimonies of it, so we're all studying it exclusively during our personal studies and will be fasting about Moroni's promise! I'm excited. I love what it talks about at the end of Ch. 5 in Preach My Gospel, that we should all regularly put Moroni's promise to the test to renew our testimonies of the Book of Mormon. Even if we already have a strong testimony of it, it can always be strengthened! I am so grateful for the Book of Mormon and the peace and guidance it's given me in my life! I know it's true and I love it a ton :)
I love you all! Thanks for being the best!!!