Friday, January 29, 2016

Wow! My Dad is totally not keeping up with this blog.

Well Hello Everyone! 

A lot has happened since my Dad last updated this blog.  Right before Christmas I was transferred to Ohio.  I had been in Fort Wayne for about six months, and absolutely loved it.  It was sad to leave, but exciting to start somewhere new.  I'm now in Kettering, Ohio, which is a little bit north of Cincinnati.  I've been called to be a Sister Training Leader which is a great responsibility.  One good thing is that we get a car.  I feel bad for the Elders, who are out walking in this cold weather.  

Now for the happenings of this past week.

It has been a super awesome week this week! I just love being a missionary! 

One thing that I loved about this week was the world wide mission devotional! It was one of the coolest feelings to know that there were 75 thousand missionaries all over the world who were singing the same songs and hearing the same inspired words (but receiving very personal revelation I am sure!) The work is most definitely hastening, and my heart is full of gratitude that I get to be apart of it! One of the things that stood out to me the most in that meeting was that we can't forget about the basics. Both in life and in missionary work. It is those little things that protect us and prepare us for the big challenges in life. Reading your scriptures, saying your prayers, noticing and thanking God for all the miracles we can see every day! It is what I teach about every day, and the world, both members and non members, would bind Satan with their righteousness if we could do these little things! So go out and do it!

Hilarious story for the week: I was on exchanges with Sister King on Friday.She was diagnosed with cellulitis the day before, along with some other things, so I got to stay inside with her all day. I had some incredible studies in the morning, and when she finally woke up she came into the kitchen and made us some cream of wheat. She seemed totally functional, but did say and do a few strange things, like spill cream of wheat all over the floor. Later on in the day, after she took a nap, She walked in and asked why there was cream of wheat all over the kitchen floor. I laughed, thinking she was joking, but then realized she really didn't know why! Turns out she didn't remember that whole morning..... I asked her about eating breakfast, taking her medicine, working on twelve week, and they all got me blank stares. It was hilarious, and a little freaky (not going to lie). All in the day of a life of a missionary :D

I love you all, know I can feel your prayers and your support, and it means the world to me!

Sister Sara Ann Matthews

Staying warm and weekly planning! Yay for electric blankets!

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