Chasing Fireflies

Hi Family and Friends,

MONDAY we had planned to play ultimate Frisbee with some of the missionaries in the Zone, but it down poured, so we splashed around in the flood for a bit and then went into the Stake Center to play volleyball. It was a good group and we got to get to know each other better so I’d say it was a success πŸ™‚ After our dinner appointment, we chased fireflies outside. Well, I chased fireflies and Sister Peterson videotaped it. Chasing fireflies is kinda like getting new investigators. We got two this week- Barbara and Diane. πŸ™‚ They’re kinda hard to catch, but they have a light that comes on every once and a while, and that’s how you know they’re prepared to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ!

TUESDAY we went to this girl’s house in the ward. Her parents are from an Indian Reservation and just starting to come back to church. We helped her with her Faith in God. We were trying to explain what it meant to be clean and Sister P talked about the Word of Wisdom, which followed with Carla calling out her parents. ‘We’re working on it,” her dad said. I just busted up laughing.

WEDNESDAY was our last District Meeting of the transfer. We went on a picnic for District Lunch, haha. It was kinda fun… πŸ™‚ Our tire blew out and we did a lot of less active finding.

THURSDAY we went to Sister Sun’s house and helped her figure out how to access the Ensign magazine in Chinese on her iPad. Then I started taking funny pictures of her and setting them as her background and she was like, “Oh no! You not do that! It scares me!” And then this guy called to tell her her lawnmower was broken, so she threw the phone at me. “My friend will translate” AKA write everything he said down, hahaha. Then my good ‘ol friend Sister Flannery accompanied a couple in our ward who took us out to lunch at Cracker Barrel and bought us some vintage snacks. Sister Flannery said that I always have had a light about me and Sister Joan Ward said I “come from good stalk.” ❀ We had a barbeque at the park with the Elders hosted by a member of the ward wanting us to teach some of her friends, so we met them.

FRIDAY. “Happy happy transfers, and happy happy day, we hope you like each other, ‘cuz you are going to stay!” was the jingle we were sang to via our Zone Leaders before studies πŸ˜€ Elder Wheat is going to Traverse City to be a Zone Leader (and my trainer Sister Roberts is going up there to be a Sister Training Leader). We’re sure going to miss him.

SATURDAY was the Stake Service Project. There were about 600 people there including the Mayor of Lansing who gave a great speech. Sister Peterson we were in a group with our Mission President and his 3 Assistants, and Elder Walling (who’s getting transferred to Grand Valley!) and Elder Strong (our District Leader who is training). we chopped down trees to make a bike path. Morgan Summers (our reactivated MSU student) took us and also treated us to dinner at Chile’s.

SUNDAY was actually refreshing! We had some great talks and subbed for Young Women’s again. We talked about what role women play in the priesthood. it was neat! Dinner at the Bishop’s with the Elders which is always fantastic. πŸ™‚

“The Savior isn’t our last chance; He is our only chance. Our only chance to overcome self-doubt and catch a vision of who we may become. Our only chance to repent and have our sins washed clean. Our only chance to purify our hearts, subdue our weaknesses, and avoid the adversary. Our only chance to obtain redemption and exaltation. Our only chance to find peace and happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come.” -Sherri Dew

Love, Sister Harrison xoxox

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