Feb. 17, 2014

Hiya!

 
Well this week was pretty uneventful…Full of rain and wind. Seriously, SO windy. It seemed like a hurricane at some moments. But with the weather being dumb, it made our work a little difficult. 
 
Here are some highlights from my week:
 
We met with crazy Craig. We were waiting outside McDonalds when we saw him, we called for him and he was like “oh I thought we weren’t meeting til Thursday?”…”Craig…today is Thursday” Sigh… It was dark and cold but we were determined to try to teach him so we just sat on a bench outside. He had his dog with him and he was barking and squirming the whole time.. WORST LESSON EVER. He ended up at church again, this time he brought his creepy brother. We are pretty sure they are just really sketchy and want money from the church. Soooo we won’t be seeing them again. 
 
Also, I met a real life Dory from Finding Nemo. A recent convert name Lynne (who is SUPERB by the way) cares for this old lady named Betty and we were at her giant mansion for dinner on Sunday. So funny. Betty would ask “Oh! Do you girls live in Bracknell? I used to live down there!” Literally two minutes later…”Oh! Where do you girls live? Bracknell? I actually used to live down there!” I was trying really hard not to laugh, she asked like 7 times! She is a sweet lady though, but she is exactly like Dory 🙂
 
I read a talk this week from Elder Holland, “Come unto Me” and has  changed my whole outlook on the Gospel, the Atonement and basically my life. 
 
He is talking about the night that Christ suffered in Gethsemane, 
“On that very night, the night of the greatest suffering the world has ever known or ever will know, Christ said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto…Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it bet afraid” John 14:27″
How amazing and unselfish love is that? 
 
Holland goes on,
 
“I am convinced that none of us can appreciate how deeply it wounds the loving heart of the Savior of the world when he finds his people do not feel confident or secure in his hands or trust in his commandments”
 
That is what really touched me. Sometimes I feel like the Savior isn’t there for me, or He doesn’t understand me, but that is not true. That kind of thinking deeply wounds the Savior. If we trust in Him and “Come Unto Him”, he can heal us. He has walked and felt the pains and agonies we face, no matter how big or small. I love that I can share this with people everyday.
 
Anyway, fun fact, Elder Holland and his companion were the first missionaries to serve in Guildford, my last area. He mentions it in one his talks about Christmas 🙂
 
Well I am off to climb a tree. Pics will follow next week. Stay tuned 😛
 
I love you all!
Much love,
Sister Brittain xxx
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