Weird story. So the other day, Sister Ogden and I were eating supper in the Primary room (that's not the weird part- that's a common occurrence in the life of a missionary.) and they have a bulletin board of all the kids from the ward who are serving missions. So I was looking at the pictures, and low and behold, there with Elder Adodo was Mitch Bowles. Crazy how small the world is.
This week was.. I don't even know. Crazy, I guess. We went on 3 exchanges. One of which was with Sister Harris! My MTC companion! It was a blast! Sister Zerkle got to go on an exchange with Sister Felix. She said that me and her must've gotten along so well because we both have old souls.. her old soul is comparative to Grandmother Willow's... and my old soul is comparative to the crazy old lady on Princess Bride. I was flattered. :]
Yesterday Bishop invited Sister Zerkle and I, and the other 4 Elders serving in our ward to visit with him in his office about helping members do missionary work. He's an awesome guy. One of the goals that we made was to read from Preach My Gospel with members every time we share a spiritual thought with them. As we were talking he said something that stood out to me. He said that faithful members of the church do the big things. There's no second thoughts about preparing/teaching lessons, coming to extra meetings, setting up young women activities weekly, teaching with the missionaries, organizing the primary program... but in the busyness of the big things- we can often neglect the little things. And there's too much at stake to neglect the little things. Just like Alma 37:6-7 says.. it's through small and simple means that God fulfills His purpose.. and that's how He has set up our path back to Him. Simplicity!
I'm sorry to hear about Aunt Phyllis. But I know what President Uchtdorf said in General Conference is true: "Endings are not our destiny...The more we learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ, the more we realize that endings here in mortality are not endings at all. They are merely interruptions—temporary pauses that one day will seem small compared to the eternal joy awaiting the faithful."
Why are endings not our destiny? Because of Christ. :] Here's a great Easter video. I hope you watch it and share it with someone else! http://easter.mormon.org/
I love you lots!!! Take care and hear from you soon!
Love, Sister Aubrie
PS. I still haven't heard what any of you have learned from Preach My Gospel studies, so I'm following up again. (Ahem, CONNOR)