Monday, October 16, 2017

Letter # 48 - Small Town, Big Blessings

October 16. 2017

Dear Friends and Family,

This is the week. On Wednesday we get training from the mission president and should be authorized to use FB and other tools for proselytizing after that. We also get our flu shots that day :/ I’ve been making a habit of reading a conference talk from this past General Conference every day and they have just really touched my heart and lifted my spirits each day. Here is a promise given to us about the Book of Mormon from President Nelson:

“My dear brothers and sisters, I promise that as you prayerfully study the Book of Mormon every day, you will make better decisions--every day. I promise that as you ponder what you study, the windows of heaven will open, and you will receive answers to your own questions and direction for your own life. I promise that as you daily immerse yourself in the Book of Mormon, you can be immunized against the evils of the day, even the gripping plague of pornography and other mind-numbing addictions.”

What a wonderful promise given to us from a servant of God. I know that as I have studied the Book of Mormon on a daily basis that I do make better choices - I am more patient, more compassionate, more kind.

Gatesville is probably the smallest town I’ve served in - either that or it just feels small. I’m enjoying the unique charm of the place. There is one billboard here and it is called “The Sign” and it just consists of letters put up and it changes every couple of days and it just cracks me up and I love to see it change so often. The Coryell Medical Something or other welcomed their new cardiologist on it a few days ago. #smalltowncharm

I love you all and hope you have a great week. I hope you take the opportunity to find some time to open the Book of Mormon, study and ponder it, and see how you do make better choices that day.

Sister Prue

Monday, October 9, 2017

Letter #47 - Still Short

October 9, 2017

Dear Friends and Family,

Our mission conference with Elder Bednar had to be cancelled because of Elder Hales’ funeral. I don’t know much about what online proselyting will entail for our mission, but trainnings start this week and my area will get it next week. I have downloaded the FB app and starting this week you will start to see some activity on my account, but not too much until after our training.

Gatesville is very rural and in one day we can drive over 100 miles in our car no problem. It is in the southern region of our mission. This will be my first time working in a branch. Sister Chambers is great and we should have fun together. Still working on settling in here, but hopefully I’ll have more to report next week! Love you all!!


Sister Prue

Monday, October 2, 2017

Letter #46 - #ByTheNumbers

October 2, 2017

Quick summary:

Being transferred to Gatesville.

New Companion: Sister Chambers.
Companions this year: 9
Areas this year: 5

We are also going to become an online proselyting mission - more
details next week! We will see Elder Bednar this Friday at Mission
Conference as well!

Favorite conference talk: Elder Rasband's

Sister Prue

Monday, September 4, 2017

September 4, 2017

September 4, 2017

The flooding hasn't affected too much down here, except it flooded the oil refineries that our gas comes from and so there have been gas shortages and we need to be careful about that. My current area is not one we could get around in without a car. Sometimes there are really long lines we have to wait in, but luckily we have a few gas stations nearby that supply it. A ton of gas stations don't have it at all. So that's been an adventure. I don't know how it has affected other parts of the mission. There are lots of people working to help the people down there.