Tuesday, June 28, 2016

week 28: Turning points

June 13, 2016

  So I've left my teens behind and the hashtags are going with em
haha Sorry this email is late, a lot is going on. Okay these weekly
emails I feel like are the same things over and over. So I'm sorry if
I sound repetitive, but that's pretty much missionary work!

     Wednesday we had zone conference! Ahh oh my goodness it was just
so good! We talked about the Holy Ghost and how to help investigators
recognize the Spirit and follow the promptings they receive. It was so
helpful, because we actually ended up talking about that with Tom and
Andy in our lesson that night. I left my notes at home and I can't
remember everything now but I will do my best. Some things President
talked about were: - choice of attitude, that as a missionary we
shouldn't have bad days, we can have hard days but a bad day come from a bad attitude -seek revelation through the Scriptures, by reading we feel the Spirit and will receive answers to our questions -we aren't
to judge or pick and choose who we invite to come closer to Christ. He
died for everyone of Gods children so give everyone the opportunity to
come closer to him.
     I just love President Marston, he directs us and teaches us with
so much love. I know he loves the Lord and loves each one of the
missionaries he presides over. I am so grateful for his direction and

Since we had Zone Conference with Auburn and Rocklin, I got to see
Sister Madsen, my MTC comp and some friends from reading. Mace,
Jensen, and Rollman! It was so great to reunite and reminisce about
Redding haha

   The rest of the week was good, honestly Lincoln has been tough for
me. I can't put my finger on what it is, but it's been rough. I've
just been a little discouraged, I'm trying to stay positive and keep
perspective, but it's hard to be happy all the time.

   On Saturday it was my Birthday!! Thank you to everyone who emailed
me, or sent me a card or package!! It meant SO MUCH TO ME!! I cannot
even believe I am 20! It's weird! The Sisters heart attacked the
apartment while I was in the shower haha it was a wonderful surprise!
The even got me my favorite Ben and Jerry's and a Star Wars cup!!

    Later that day, we had a great lesson with Bill!! We read Alma 40
with him and talked about the Plan of Salvation and the three kingdoms
of glory! He was happy to know that "there is a middle place for [him]
to go." He always thought there was just. Heaven and a Hell, so it
gave him comfort that there is a "middle ground."

   Later the district went to Home Spun for fro-yo and the owner came
out and they all sang to me, it was quite hilarious and super sweet!
That night we met a less active, who wasn't interested in us
coming by to share message with her, but she said we could visit her
daughter! So we are excited to stop by again and meet her!

    Although missionary work is hard, it is the most rewarding thing I
have ever done. It's a roller coaster of emotions, but it always comes
back to joy. Joy in knowing that I am on the Lords side and that He is
helping me and that I am sharing the message of His love!

    I want to encourage you to pray for opportunities to share the
gospel then act on the promptings you receive. I know that as you do
this, the Lord will help and bless you!

Sorry this is so short!
Love y'all so much
Sister Gore

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh!!! Redding, Loomis, Rocklin, Auburn!!!! Oh my gosh!!! HOME!!! I SO HOPE you get to CHICO!! My family will open their hearts and home to you Emily!!! You are beautiful inside and out!! Miss you!! So proud of your service!!! ❤️❤️❤️������������