Monday, November 23, 2015

It's beginning to look (and feel) a lot like... WINTER!

It SNOWED on Saturday! And now its super duper cold outside. And I am always cold. Always. But that's okay!! I'm sure I will get used to it eventually!

First sighting of SNOW!!!

So the highlight of this week was a mission tour that we had on Thursday. Elder Bennett from the Seventy and his wife came and we got to work with him ALL DAY... And when I say all day — I mean 10AM—5PM. It was AWESOME and I could feel his love so strongly. He taught with such power and he really inspired me so much. He talked about our divine role as missionaries, and about how we were reserved by the Lord to serve in this mission, in our assigned areas, with our specific companions, and how the Lord trusts us to fulfill His great work at this time.

Sister Nicol and I with Elder and Sister Bennett

Elder Bennett also spoke about the importance of asking for referrals from EVERYONE. Referrals are there to help us find those who are prepared to hear the Gospel, and as we are diligent in finding, we will see miracles happen. Sister Nicol and I have been asking for referrals like crazy, and though it doesn't always work out, we have seen many blessings come as we have listened to the counsel of Elder Bennett. I have developed a greater appreciation for this work that I am doing, and I am SO EXCITED to find those who are ready for the gospel! Our message really does improve the quality of the lives of those who accept and act upon it. I feel so blessed to have it in my life, and that is why I am here serving a mission in the GREAT OCM!

After the mission tour, Sister Nicol, me, and two other sisters in our district went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner (we were in Muncie for the tour and so we took advantage of the varied and good places to eat that are found there) and apparently we weren't the only ones with this FABULOUS idea as we also saw the elders from our zone there as well! It was awesome.

Enjoying dinner with some sisters from our district at Texas Roadhouse in Muncie

Afterwards we treated ourselves to a peppermint chocolate cup milkshake at Chick-fil-A because well... why not!?

A member taught us how to cook up some pork chops this week. I am grateful to have that added skill in my life.

Also! We helped a member bake pies for a function she had, and her friend that helped us made us some certificates! So hey! No matter what else happens on my mission, at least I can say that I graduated with honors from Sister Linksy's pie baking school. Woot woot.

Officially graduated from 'pie-baking school' at Sister Linsky's

Funny story! So one of our referrals of the week was a neighbor of one of our members... and this guy just happens to be INCREDIBLY well—off. He was an extra in Godzilla and in Hawaii 5—0 and has met a handful of the US presidents. We had a lesson with him and then he gave us a tour of his house and WOW! He had so many collectables it was insane:).

This cold weather we are having is also insane... Because like I said — it snowed on Saturday and went from being breezy to being just plain cold almost instantaneously! Oh Boy! I hope I get used to this cold weather fast.

Hope you all had a great week! Love you!

Love, Sister Feil

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