Monday, August 24, 2015

The Week of "Lasts"

Hey!!! This week Sister Clemens and I were asked if we would write a post for a mission blog on "a day in the life of biking sisters" It was so fun! If you want to check it out it's arizonatempemission.blogspot.comThere have been a lot of "lasts" this week for Sister Clemens. Last district meeting, last time serving at the food bank, last weekly planning, last Sunday, today's her last p-day!!! Crazy! Speaking of, I'm done training!!!  I am no longer a "greenie" but apparently that sticks until about 6 months. So tomorrow is transfer calls! I wasn't nervous for the last one because I was almost positive Sister Clemens would stay, finish out her mission here in Chandler, and finish training me. But with Sister Clemens going home I have no idea what will happen! I'm excited for whatever does happen though! Good news: there's only about another month left of "AZ heat" before it cools down! It's really not too bad... there's hot, hot, and hot. It's all just hot. You can bake cookies in your car! If you have a car... I guess the pavement would work just fine.
I finished the Book of Mormon this morning. I know that, without a doubt, that the Book of Mormon is true! I know that God answers our prayers through scripture. That, although written MANY years ago, we can still learn from the accounts recorded in the Book of Mormon. I KNOW, as someone who doesn't have the best track record for scripture study, reading from the Book of Mormon every day will bring you closer to God. It doesn't matter how much. But reading from the Book of Mormon every day will provide peace in your life. I love the Book of Mormon! I love this gospel. I love being a disciple of Jesus Christ. I love you all!!! I can't thank you enough for all the support you've shown me. Have the best week!

Love, Sister Eaton

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Mission Tour!!!--Elder Corbridge

Becoming Truly Converted

What a crazy week it has been! Next week will be even crazier because we are having a mission tour. That means that Elder Corbridge, the area 70, is coming to train and assess the mission. On Tuesday we had our zone meeting. The zone leaders and Sister Clemens did great on their trainings! A brief recap: We must align our will with God's will. And in 2 Nephi 27:23 "..I am a God of miracles; ...and I work not among the children of men save it be according to their faith." and in Helaman 5:12 when our foundation is built upon Christ it is "a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall." If we want to teach with authority the only way to do that is through the spirit. The spirit acts as a sealer. This week there was also a new missionary [6 and 12 week] training! Something I have learned this week is to become truly converted it takes commitment every single day and giving up my will. It's difficult at times (all the time really) to be patient with the Lord and His plan for me but I know that it's through my diligence and faithfulness that miracles will come! So on Saturday Sister Clemens and I and the sisters we live with didn't have dinners so we pulled together some food and made a awesome dinner! On a less exciting note... I walked into the bathroom this week and there was a scorpion!!! That's the third one we have had in our house the past two months! I was calling for Sister Clemens for what seemed like forever and she came and killed it for me! It didn't help that it was right before bed.. oh man those things are nasty! Well that's all for this week! I love you all!

Love, Sister Eaton