Monday, October 31, 2016

Who brought the snake to the Halloween party?

Sorry forgot to also say, Bella and Yorin, two of the seaweed Chinese
girls I taught in YSA got baptised this week, so we got to go back and
be there for their special day :)

Week five of transfers always seems to be a bit of a dip, for whatever reason, but this week wasn't all that bad!! In fact it was quite smashing haha idk if that's the right usage of that word, but that's ok;)
I'm just sitting here at the chapel looking out the window at the colourful leaves thinking.... What the! How is it Halloween already?!!! It's still January! Hahaha nah, but it is pretty crazy that today is Halloween! I remember always reading through our mission binder about how Halloween and guy Fawkes night (this Saturday) are deemed unsafe to be out past 5pm.... Sooooo ha HAAA we made it!! The holidays are upon us.
One of the funniest moments this week was while tracting last night, we knocked, the man opened it, walked away, then came back to the door a few seconds later with a bowl of sweets!! Haha we were just like... No we are here to share something With YOU!! Haha
It's been a week of healing and comfort. I had a good bit of time to talk to President Ulrich, and it is amazing how inspired he is. I know that God qualifies those whom he calls, and that was an assurance from Him to me of His love and concern for me as His daughter, and servant in the field. (From both President Ulrich and mostly from Heavenly Father.) I have been studying a lot in Alma lately, and this theme has been so evident all throughout this week. He sends us assurances. In Alma 58:10 it says, "Therefore we did pour out our souls in prayer to God, that he would strengthen us and deliver us out of the hands of our enemies, yea, and also give us strength that we might retain our cities, and our lands, and our possessions, for the support of our people." I have felt that same urgency, pouring out prayers to God. But verse 11 is what I love so much, "Yea, and it came to pass that the Lord our God did visit us with assurances that he would deliver us; yea, insomuch that he did speak peace to our souls, and did grant unto us great faith, and did cause us that we should hope for our deliverance in him." I have had many assurances throughout my life, and particularly throughout this week that have touched my heart and given me that much needed faith, peace, and hope for a bright future. Bless the AP's for giving us blessings, and for such an incredibly supportive ward. I got to give a talk on Sunday, and i was overwhelmed by how inspired that assignment was... Aka we have more me ever lessons this week than ever!! Haha but it's true. He is 100%in the details of life.
So sorry if this email is quite bland... Nothing terribly exciting has happened... If you couldn't tell hahaha but Emann is progressing reeeeeAlly well!! Pray he receives his answer to be baptise on the 12th!! He is so prepared :) and he gets along super well with all of the ward member,s especially the WML, yay!!
But anywayyyyyssss!!!! Enjoy this wonderful celebration of eating so much yum and good luck at your game this weekend little brutha!!! Waytogooo!! Also, less than two months till Christmas, woop woop!!!! 
Love you all!!
See ya laytah!! Xx
Sister Carter
P.s. Yes, someone brought a massive Python named tickles to the ward Halloween party.. Photo booth props.. Ya know. Casual ;)

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