Monday, February 15, 2016

Turtles and Tracksuits

Well, well, well... I feel like I start every one of these entries with some form of "well", which just shows how my communications studies in college have not helped me much. I'll try to figure out some more interesting ways to start these emails from now on.... excluding today,

Today when I logged on there was like 3 billion emails... ok... I'm possibly probably exaggerating... but a lot of them... and so I want to say thank you to everyone that emailed me this week! You guys are all so great and you made my day!

Sorry to those that I did not respond to yet... I will deffo do that next week!

This week has been ... ummm... interesting... lots of crazy things happened but also a lot of awesome things happened! We had an investigator at church on Sunday which was sweet!! And it wasn't one of those Sundays where you cringe at the talks and wish the visitor had picked a different Sunday to come for the first time! Luckily I've never had one of those on my mission.... but I have had those... you know what I mean!! hahaha

We got to go on exchanges on Saturday! That was pretty great! Sometimes I just love spending the day with people who I have no clue about and just teaching them. It's so much fun. Did I even just say that?! Hahaha can you imagine?... Me, Christi, liking strangers!! There was this super Ghetto set of apartments...I just wanted to tract them all... soooo ghetto!! Could you imagine how fun that would be?
Exchanges on Saturday

Someone today said to me "I'm excited to see you this summer" and I got all excited that they were coming to visit Colorado!!! I was like.. yes!! I wanna show them a cool place on P-day.... This is so exciti.... oh. oh . no.... I see what she means. oh... yeah. I'll be home this summer.... nope. Back into my turtle shell of denial... Thank you bye! hahaha

So this week at service, we were sorting some clothes... and there was this super fresh 80's track suit... It was so sweet man! Then... the woman in the back was like... 'Well... no one's going to wear this... you should take it home....' so guess what... I did! Freak... I should have been around in the 80's just saying!
The 'super fresh 80's jog suit'

So... I'm almost out of time and also things to say... so here is my fun study for the week...
I was studying the Book of Mormon... not from it, but more about it, and I came across the scripture in Matthew that says "in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

So I'm like oh yeah... the Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ... but I already knew that... but then I got to John:1:1 where it speaks about "in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word Was God".... and then I'm like... oh yeah!!! Mind blown. Every word, Christ being the Word, Established by the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses... and the Book of Mormon is that second witness of Jesus Christ... or as John put it "the Word"...

I don't even know if it makes sense but my mind was a little bit like... crazy! I get way excited about stuff like this... anyway... there's that!

It's been good!! I've learned a lot this week. about myself and about loving other people... even when they suck... cuz let's be honest, people will always suck....!

But... the gospel helps you to see past their suck and helps you work on loving them!! I'm so grateful for the Gospel and for my mission in helping me love people...even when I seem like I want to smack 'em... I do love them! I just need to work on the part where I show that now... haha!!  I have 5 months left to work on that!! Plenty of time right!

Well.... ( I think I always end with "well" too... )

I love you all! Thank you for your love!! You are all so great!! And you put up with my craziness... that's always a plus!!

Have a wonderful week!! Love you!!!!!

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