This week went pretty well. I am still working hard on the language and praying everyday that something sticks haha. The weather is getting a little colder but the beautiful trees make it worth it. Things are going pretty well with our investigators and we are trying to rely more on the Spirit than any scripts or things written out. We continue to push forward. I have realized that there have been many people that have given up everything (lives, families, money, etc) to go on a mission. It is definitely a blessing to be here. I am trying to get more in tune with the Spirit and do what it tells me the first time. It is not an easy thing, especially when speaking in another language. Each day I try harder. I want to be someone that can be an instrument in the Lord's hands that he can direct so I can best serve my fellow man. I want to be someone he can trust. I am grateful that I have this experience to learn and grow. I have some pictures that I will send home and will hopefully get up on here. We have a lot of fun on Sundays :) The temple walks are the best. Well there isn't too much more to say. Life is just pretty great here, but I still can't wait to get out to the field. Next week we get new Romanian Missionaries which is awesome. Now our secret language will be slightly less secret haha. I do want to say that I am excited that Elder Nate Munk has made it to a year this week. I also want to wish Brittany Keele a fast recovery. She is in my prayers. I love you all. Take care and know how much I appreciate all your love and support.
Sora Krissy Hall
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Happy Birthday to my brother, cousin, uncle and the many other October birthdays this month. I love you all. This week was great. I am grasping the language a little better every day. Last night Richard G. Scott came and talked to us. He basically said that we are preparing now for the rest of our lives and that we need to make sure that we are open to the promptings of the spirit. It was amazing. We then had a distict meeting with our corresponding elder district (going to the Houston Texas mission) and it was great. They are some of the most amazing elders I have ever met. They even come in and sing with us in Romanian. It is great to see elders taking the mission this seriously and constantly serving. Our investigators are starting to more of what we ask which is always great. So overall life is great. I do have to say that today I am a little sore. Yesterday I played four square and made some pretty epic dives for the ball. But it paid off. I was in there longer that any of the girls and longer than the majority of guys :D Well I don't have too much time left. But I want you all to know that I love you and I am so grateful for you support. So thank you. I know that what I am doing is right and that is affirmed ever minute I am here. I am so happy and I know that the happiness will only grow as I am out here and once I get to Romania. I am so excited for it all.
I love you all,
I love you all,
Posted by hallkristena at 10:17 AM
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Life is great here! The language is coming along which is so exciting! The Lord is definitely helping me out. Our practice investigators are both very difficult. One is a drug addict and has lost hope in God and himself. He was the hard one all along but now our other one (who does everything we ask, except pray) told us she doesn't want to pray because she knows God will tell her to change and she is content with life. She is so against change that nothing we have said will have any effect. She basically told us that we have to prove to her that change is a good thing and that it is part of God's plan. It is a little frustrating but I know that is how it will be out in the field. It is so great to have the opportunity to improve people's lives. Even if it means thinking outside of the box and out of our comfort zones. I know that Lord provides for those doing his work. I have already seen it in my life. The gospel is such a blessing because it teaches that life can always get better. That as you change and progress you not only feel better about yourself but you help improve the lives of those around you. It reminds me of the quote "be the change you want to see in the world." That is what the gospel teaches. Make that change for yourself so the world is better for everyone. What a blessing that is to know that. Thank you again for all those who sent me notes or things for my birthday (esp. Sue Richart for the yummy cookies). I really appreciate the support. I love you all.
Posted by hallkristena at 9:23 AM
Thursday, October 6, 2011
First of all I want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes and things they sent me, especially family, Tatiana, Alicia, Jocelyn, Landen and Shelly. I really appreciate it. It made it really special. This last week was a little rocky because I got sick. I actually slept in during Sun morning conference because I felt so gross. But I caught up on the talks and I am now feeling so much better! The language is coming along slowly and it gets frustrating at times. I feel very blessed to be here though. My favorite talk from conference had to be Uchtdorf's Forget-me-not talk. I realize that was from Relief Society but I watched it Sat. It was so uplifting! Well once again I don't have too much time left, but thank you to everyone for your support and love.
Posted by hallkristena at 11:09 PM