August 3–It’s the Best thing in the World

Sharonda got baptized this week! Can you believe it? It was the most beautiful baptismal program ever. Sharonda also got her temple recommend yesterday, so we will be going to the temple with her on Saturday. She is so incredible. We are now tea hinder sister, and a friend of hers in Illinois is on track for baptism as well. She is a better missionary than I am. Go Sharonda!
Okay…you might need to sit down for this one. I hit my 15 month mark this week. Ahhh! Sister Blanchard and I got to go on an exchange (finally) it was so neat to see how much we had both grown in 15 months. I am so grateful for the opportunity to change. It is one of the best gifts given to us. And a mission is pretty much change on steroids. Sometimes it feels a little like whiplash.
Nate and Jori (the couple that one of our members found and surprised us with) are well on their way to baptism. They are amazing. Nate practically teaches the lessons with us to Jori. And he testifies of all the restored truths. Especially Joseph Smith. He loves Joseph Smith! Yall, this is why member missionary work is so flipping important. The real missionary work is don’t through members with the help of the full time missionaries. As my Papa Talbot would say, “Go to! Preach the Gospel! It’s the best thing in the world!”

I would like to bare my testimony that I know without a doubt that God is in the details of our life. Even through the hardest times, he knows what is best. There are no coincidences. Ever. I love this gospel and I love my savior. He is my best friend and I only wish to serve him for the rest of my life. The Book of Mormon is the word of God. It is all entirely true.

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