Sister Broadhead is serving an 18 month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in St. Louis, Missouri. This blog will be a collection of her weekly emails and pictures for her family and friends to keep up on her mission experiences.
Monday, January 25, 2016
January 18th-25th, 2016
We had a really blessed
week. It sounds like all of you did too. First and foremost DOMINIQUE
GOT BAPTIZED! I am so happy. President let me call her last night and
talk with her about her baptism and she was so so happy which makes me
so so happy. I also got to talk to the YSA sisters about how Kurt and
Haley are doing too :) I love recent converts.
We saw a
lot of miracles this week! The first one that comes to mind just
happened this weekend. We felt prompted to do service for a less active
sister, and we just thought we would leave a nice note because she
wasn't home. We went a little crazy and covered her door with sticky
notes with nice happy messages. She texted us a 3 page text the next day
about how when she saw it she burst into tears because she needed it so
much. She had a terrible weekend and it was the perfect time. We met
with her last night and she kept saying how grateful she was, as a
result she said she was willing to be a visiting teacher and attend
relief society with us which she has never done in her life. It's
amazing how small acts of service soften peoples hearts. We had a great
lesson about how to protect and nurture the last little ounce of faith
we have left. She said the closing prayer and thanked Heavenly Father
for sending us at the perfect time with all the sincerity of er heart
and asked for help to protect and nurture her seed of faith. Moments
like that make it all worth it.
We did the stop smoking
program that the church made with a recent convert named Tera this week.
It was so cool to go through that process with her and to see how in
quitting smoking, also in life, that we need to commit 100% or we won't
be successful. There can't be any doubt or we've already failed. Faith
and fear cannot coexist. There is also something so satisfying about
crushing peoples cigarettes haha. I've gotten to do that a couple times
on my mission and I just love smashing those guys up! They are terrible.
It was also amazing to teach her that the Atonement of Jesus Christ is
real, and we can rely on it to get us through anything. The steps in the
stop smoking program are simple, they aren't the latest science or
anything new or unheard of. But they focus the person on the Atonement,
repentance, and change. So cool!
We are teaching someone
named Raji, she's from India and she is so cool. We taught her the Word
of Wisdom and she committed to give up coffee with no problem at all!
Once she understood it came from a Prophet she didn't question anything,
when we saw her at church I said "Raji! how has it been going without
coffee?!" She said in the CUTEST little accent "good! I bought hot cocoa
instead. You like cocoa? What brand you drink?" Hahah I love her.
love these corn fields here in Illinois! These people are so welcoming
and Christlike. It's been so fun being around families. I love my life!
Miss you and love you all. Have a great week! Thank you for all the