Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Winter Olympics

Hello Family and Friends. 

"I can promise you that you will bless others to help them recognize the spiritual gifts with which they were born. Every person is different and has a different contribution to make. No one is destined to fail." President Eyring
I love this. I think too often we find ourselves comparing ourselves to others and what they can do, and we cant. Our mission president always tells us not to compare ourselves to other missionaries, We are needed to be ourselves because it is those special talents, abilities and personalities that make it possible to touch people in a way that others cant. It is the same with each of us, in whatever situation we are in. We are placed where we are, for a reason. As we strive to develop those talents we have and focus on others we are going to bless our own lives and the lives of others around us. 

Every time it snows 1inch here people go into hiding, and raid the stores incase they get snowed in. Ha ha it is so funny, they cancel school and the Library was CLOSED again today. Lame!! So we are once again at Brother Borsini's office emailing. 

Today we have a mission "winter Olympics" I have no Idea what that means but I guess I will find out soon enough. Hopefully it isnt too intense. I dont really like to get competitive, and on our Zone Call this morning our Zone Leaders told us that they are going to win, so we better win. um ok. We have the least athletic zone in the world, you should try and see us play volleyball, it is embarrassing. 

This past week has been pretty good. We had our sister Training Leaders down in our area on Tuesday and it was a lot of fun. We work with them a lot and it is so fun to learn from other missionaries. Also we met a man named Jamie this week, and he is amazing. We taught him the restoration and the spirit was so strong, He said he wanted to be baptized read the Book of Mormon. I love when we get to experience these lessons and meet these people. It makes all the rejection and slow weeks, so worth it. Jamie recently got out of prison and is working hard to turn his life around. It is amazing how the Lord prepares people, and places them in our path. A lot of times it takes a humbling experience for hearts to soften. It is like in the book of Mormon, we read over and over about the pride cycle and when we have trials that we humble ourselves that we are able to feel the spirit and have it testify of the truths. 

Well I guess that is about all that has happened this week. We have met a lot of people this past week that have a lot of potential so hopefully we will be able to see them this week and things will pick back up!! Thank you so much for all the love and support. I love you all.

Sister Zwahlen

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