Wednesday, July 6, 2016

!!Home of the Brave!!

Hello hello!!

Oh man.. missionary life. It is just the best.

We got a new investigator on Tuesday. Her name is Vicky and she is
awesome. Her lesson was GREAT. The Spirit was so strong! We are going
to set a baptism date with her when we have our next lesson with her.
She is literally the best!!

We went to Dover's district meeting on Wednesday. I LOVE SISTER HOOPES
AND SISTER LAFEVRE. They are the coolest. We also met a crazy man who
told us he was Jesus...

It has been so so so humid this past week. Really muggy and rainy. My
hair is freaking out! It doesn't know how to handle the humidity at
all. It gets all curly-not cute curly- frizzy and big curly. Like a
rats nest.

Anyways HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE!!! We are so lucky that we get to
have our pday be a holiday. At the beginning of this transfer they
added a new set of sisters to the stake, so we can't go on exchange
with all of the sisters in the stake. Sister Hallam and I were pretty
sad about that, so we talked about what we could do and Sister Hallam
came up with an awesome idea to have a sisters district pday!! So we
got permission and we all met at Moose State Park in Searsport which
is right on the coastline. It was so beautiful! Everyone brought
potluck and we had grilled chicken and grilled corn. We played silly
games and went walking along the coast picking up sea shells. 4th of
July was a success! I love all of the Sisters we get to serve with! It
is such a blessing!!

Well now it is time for my spiritual thought!!
The other day Sister Hallam were discussing Mosiah 21. So the people
in the chapter have gotten themselves it to a bit of a hissy. They
were in bondage to the Lamanites and they were being so mean! So the
Nephites decided to go to war. They new the Lamanites out numbered
them, but they went anyways relying on their own strength. Well, they
went.. and they lost. Miserably. So what do they decide to do?
The go to war again!! And the lose, again!
But don't be fooled to think that they learned there lesson this time,
because they decided to go to war for a third time, only to lose
miserably and lose hundreds of men.
Then they realized that they would never be able to win this battle on
their own. They needed God's help. We read in verse 14 "And they did
humble themselves even in the depths of humility; and they did cry
mightily to God; yea, even all the day long did they cry unto their
God that he would deliver them out of their afflictions."

We are a lot like the Nephites I feel like, we are stubborn and we
always think that we can get through trials on our own. But the truth
is we can't, and not only that but we aren't supposed to go through it
alone. Heavenly Father wants to help us and He has the power to do so,
we just have to let Him. Humility is hard, but (as I am learning over
and over again) our way is not the way that will bring us the most
happiness. His way is.

Have a happy 4th of July everyone! Stay safe and have fun celebrating
the home of the brave and the land of the free

Love you all

Sister Dickson

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