Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What. A. Week. - February 22, 2016

What a wonderful crazy week. Wow! 

Wednesday we went to district meeting in Bartlesville then had lunch with the district. It was really fun. After that we headed to claremore to go on exchanges with Sister Taylor and Sister Rish. We met them at the Olive Garden in Owasso because that is where they had their zone lunch. It was really weird being in a city again. I'm just used to small town life. :) We headed to Claremore and spent the night with them and worked in their area. Exchanges used to be where we would exchange companions and on set would work in each area but the church changed it to the missionaries both go to the sister training leaders area. It was different but still good. It is just hard because we have less time in the week to see everyone we need to but things still worked out. We came back to Indy Wednesday afternoon and saw people. 

We had a lesson with Jenny and talked about temples. I just love her to death! Earlier in the week she had a really bad cold so we were worried she wouldn't be able to come to the  Oklahoma City temple on saturday but she pullled through. We were able to go to the temple with her which was AMAZING!!! I have never missed the temple more in my life. I didn't think it would be hard to be so far from a temple and not be able to go. It is such a blessing to be able to go and feel the spirit there. Jenny was able to get rid of her cold but her voice was also gone so that was a bummer. But she absolutely loved it there. We had a huge group of youth with us. There were 15 people in Bishop Hogges big van so that was awesome and a some other families came as well. We talked to Jenny about it on Sunday and she just loved it. She is already planning to get work off so she can go again next month. Sunday we are having a stake conference with D. Todd Christofferson and Elder Southworth of the Seventy. She is coming and going to bring her husband Montie as well. He has been pretty quiet this whole process. I've only seen him a couple times and he just a grumbly guy. Last Saturday after Jennys baptism we had dinner at their house and we were able to talk to him and get to know him better. Jenny said he has been asking questions here and there so that means he is thinking about it. We are praying for him! We had a lesson with Jenny after church and we asked one of the girls Ahjana to say the closing prayer. She is 8 and says the cutest prayers ever. Yesterday she wished Heavenly Father a happy valentines day. It was just so sincere. I love how sincere and heart felt prayers are from Children. They really pray for everything and it is really neat to see. I know I need to have a better relationship with Heavenly Father through my prayers. Kids are the greatest example :)

So many miracles have happened this week. I promise that Heavenly Father does hear and answer prayers. He wants us to feel His love and bless us. I was reading in Moses 7 this morning. The city of Zion was taken up into heaven and Enoch is talking with the Lord. The are looking at the remainder of the people, the ones who didn't obey and weren't part of Zion. I thought these verses were so neat.

28 And it came to pass that thGod of heaven looked upon thresidue of the people, and hwept; and Enoch bore  record of it, saying: How is it that the heavens weep,and shed forth their tears as the rain upon the mountains?       
 and this is what the Lord says in response:
32 The Lord said unto Enoch: Behold these thy brethren;they are the workmanship of mine owhandsand I  gave unto them their knowledgein the day created them; and in the Garden of Eden, gavunto man his agency;
God knows us individually. He wants us to be as one and but he knows that we gave us agency to choose how we act. I love the topic of giving our will to the Lord. It is the only thing we can give to Him that he doesn't have. I loves us and weeps when we stray.

I have loved being able to study zion and to be able to feel Gods love. We are all so blessed. 
I hope you have a great week! Love and miss you all!
Love, Sister Frederickson

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