Tuesday, March 10, 2020

March 2nd, 2020

Hi everyone!

We've had a good ol' time here in Prairie Grove. I have loved it here so much and I hope I never leave! Sister Fisher and I are just two peas in a pod. The other day, we were running around the apartment throwing a pillow at each other.

We had zone conference this last week and we had a member from the area seventy come. His name was Elder Ochoa. It was pretty cool and I was able to see a lot of my mission friends, as we had several zones there. It was good. He talked about finding and sharing the gospel with people and just having the right motivation to do it.

We've recently started this thing where we go over to members house on Saturdays and make cookies and then we go deliver them to people, whether less actives or their neighbors. We are still working out the kinks, but it has been so fun to spend time with the ward and getting to know them more and really build member trust.

We put someone we have been teaching on date yesterday! His name is Aiden and we have been working with him for awhile. But he's awesome, even if he is a punk sometimes.

Well, I said I would talk about the fashion show, so I guess I better. It was actually pretty fun. The set up was the best part, in my opinion. We put up this draping and of course, tried out the runway to make sure it worked out okay. It was a little weird being at the fashion show, as I felt a little out of place there. We didn't actually help too much there, but our presence was appreciated. We also made these notes for the girls modeling and really letting them know how much they are loved and appreciated and that they are beautiful. I thought it is important for every young women to think she's beautiful. Later, we ran into some of their moms and stuff and they said that the girls really appreciated them. That made me very happy inside.

One thing I have been contemplating a lot is how God speaks to me, with President Nelson's recent invitation. It's hard for me to say exactly how I know, but just that the thoughts I get are specific and inspiration and they give me a lot of peace. I have experienced them a lot in this area, as we are still finding ways to better the work in our area. As I've contemplated how I receive personal revelation, it also really magnifies the importance and value of it and I feel a new sense of gratitude and sacredness for it.

I hope you all are finding how God speaks to you (because He does) and I send you all my love, thoughts, and prayers.

As always,
Sister Savannah Johanson

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