"its another day in the neighborhood"......for some reason the song from ....Mr Rogers popped into my head as i was trying to decide how to begin this letter because i feel like it has just been one day since i wrote to you and its just like turning the tv on everyday and he sings it every day! haha well life is good here. stressful and great and hard and miraculous as always! im telling you its like the ups and downs of the century! some random experiences first:
~ stayed with the other sisters while my companion was in finland and they have really great bowls and i thought of sami UNTIL!!!!! wait for it, yes the bottoms of the bowls were FLAT! sami would have died beecause it was a great shape and almost a perfect half sphere until you looked inside and it was FLAT! haha funny.
~i was sittingin my apartment writing audrey and a bird flew into my apartment! and it was freaking out and flying into the window and i was freaking out and my companion helped rescue it! thankfully it was a cute normal bird not a gross pigeon.
~ will Sami and chelsea send their wedding video links to me by email if you have them? that would be sweet. we are planning a young women temple thing!
i think we experienced the last bit of warmth here. it was really warm this week and now it is really cold! but we took advantage of the warmth and we had a few of our meetings in the park! it was pretty sweet! all of the beautiful changing leaves and the nature just added to the spirit and the greatness of it all!
i have had a million experiences this week of receiving revelation from the scriptures. I think that all i am doing is just having experiences over and over that strenghtne every small principle and doctrine that i learn so that when i go home i will be super strong! ....hopefully.... I don't have a whole lot of time, but i will share a few
~I was praying and wondering about who i am what. and what to do etc etc and who i need to help and how and i just sat at my desk and started reading where my scriptures had laid open all night. it was in 1 john 2 and it was so awesome! it felt like He was just speaking to me. it was incredible. it is a good chapter.
~Yesterday was a hard day and we were wondering what in the world we were doing! well when i say we i mean I and i was just trying to figure it out all in my head and thinking of all the baptisms i haven't had haha.....and i prayed and prayed hard and long and then just decided to open my scriptures, which is always a good idea and i read Mosiah 5:15- all we have to do is be steadfast and immovable and do good works and "He will seal you His". wouldn't that be great to be sealed as His? We don't know and we have the help of the almighty all wise powerful God. that is pretty good help. and if we do that. it will be ok. So i was trying to thik how i could be all of that in our lesson that night and the revelation just kept coming and it was like it was pouring down on my head! our metting was going to be with our little anya girl who is ten and not baptized and her family is inactive. we have wanted to give h er a baptisimal date for awhile and we think that she would have siad yes but her mom freaks out everytime we bring it up. but she is the most spiritual girl i ahve ever met. she takes the doctrine of christ and applies it to herself and holds it deep in her heart and contemplates it more than most adults that i know. and verses and words and phrases and analogies kept coming to my head that i needed to say to her and once during all this i thought i was crazy and another verse came to my head D&C 68:2-6- don't be afraid do what i tell you. i am putting these words in your head.....haha ok so i kept going and then at the end i was still a little scared. didn't want to freak them out so i prayed againa dn opened D&C 100:4. haha so i am running out of time now but if you were wondering i did go through with it and the spirit was so so strong and she is so happy andyou should have seen her determination and desire to follow the savior and to tak e the responsibilty and the blessing of taking his name! it was so great! and i am so happy! all the lows are so worth the downs! so pray for her! and her family! her name is Anya\
God really does speak to us through the scritpures! He can and He does!
well thats all my time! i love you so much! I hope all is well!
Love sister Trottier