Monday, February 9, 2015

Family History‏

"All missionaries, younger and older, serve with the sole hope of making life better for other people. The decision to serve a mission will shape the spiritual destiny of the missionary, his or her spouse, and their posterity for generations to come."—Russell M. Nelson
Ok so obviously I love this quote  because I love being a missionary and the great work that I am blessed enough to be apart of.  I am so grateful everyday that this was a part of Gods plan for me. 
"No, God does not need us to love Him. But oh, how we need to love God! For what we love determines what we seek. What we seek determines what we think and do. What we think and do determines who we are—and who we will become."—Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Family and Friends,
Hello from the great land of Ohio. It has been really good week. No particular reason just because I get to be a missionary and in Ohio. I am grateful that after this email I only have to email you all 3 more times. It gets old after awhile ha ha BUT I do love hearing from all of you each week. 
So this week has been simple and busy. We were able to go to "Night with the Sister Missionaries" for activity days this week. It was funny the girls are crazy and they had funny questions like "do you always have to eat things if you dont like it?" They are cute. and many of them already know they want to serve missions. I think that is pretty neat! 
This week we have been working with a lady named Agnes, She is from Liberia, we taught her the restoration and the spirit was so strong, she told us about how the rebals had her and gun point and how after her experience she would just cry every day and she had a friend who would come and sit with her so that she wouldnt cry. She testified that she knew that God loved her from those experiences. It was awesome. We had a recent convert at the lessons with us and it was sweet because she got to bear her testimony. After the lesson the Recent Convert. Was like " I love coming out with you guys, its like a shot of coffee that get you going for the rest of the day" ha  
Also we met a Muslim woman the other day and she is about 30 and has 3 kids, but her ex husband took the kids and wont let her have contact with them. She hasnt seen them for 5 years. It is really hard for her. She wasnt really interested in learning about Christianity but I felt strong that we needed to introduce her to family History so we did and her eyes lit up. She got so excited and asked if we could help her set up a  family search account so we did and we are going to go back and help her do some of her family history.
Ok I know that this email is really short but I dont really have anything else to share for the week. I hope that you all have a good one! Love you all. Shout out to the Nicholls family, thanks so much for the Valentines package!! 
Sister Zwahlen

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