November 13, 2017
*Got package two weeks ago!
*One of the best preparation days in the whole mission today! "With zone conference coming up tomorrow, all of the volunteers came in from Izmir and Ankara last night. This morning we all got to play football and have a Turkey Bowl. Since we have an Argentine and an Italian, we also played a little soccer. Playing football today with all of the volunteers was probably the most fun I've ever had playing football. We all just laughed the entire time and it never got competitive. We then got showered and headed over to the mission home and had sooooo much good food."
*Made cheese spaghetti--Volunteer Grover helped and it turned out pretty good!
*Tonight will be a pre-zone conference devotional about Joseph Smith, given by E. Christinson, s senior volunteer in Ankara. Tomorrow- zone conference!
*"President Davis gave us a few really good and loving thoughts before we ate our Thanksgiving feast.. I was super sad to be gone for Thanksgiving, but I know that next year will be awesome with everybody."
*I'm so grateful for my Savior, not only the saving power that comes from His Atonement, but for the enabling power that comes as well (Alma 7:11-13) "And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people. And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people, and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities. Now the Spirit knoweth all things; nevertheless the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh that he might take upon him the sins of his people, that he might blot out their transgressions according to the power of his deliverance; and now behold, this is the testimony which is in me."
*Grateful to be on a mission, especially in Turkey and for all of the people
*"One of the greatest gifts we can receive is more light and knowledge, and I've been able to receive those from so many people I've met here."
*About President Davis: "He is very loving about anything he tells us, even when he's telling us when we need to do better--he does it in a very Christ-like way."
*"I love 2Timothy 1:7! For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. And I also love your challenge. Fearing God over people is one of the hardest things to do, but it's because we (natural man) make it that way. Overcoming weakness is a huge step toward becoming like Christ."
*Tender mercies--keep on noticing and writing down!
*Love you, grateful for all!
|The cheese spaghetti! :)|
|The gang playing football (real football)|