Hello friends + family :)
It has been so fun to be part of the New Jersey mission. These next weeks are going to be full of learning to things I am now companions with the darling Hermana Smith! She is so lovely and we are going to have such a great time together.
Some highlights from the week are:
-I'm an official missionary for the New Jersey Morristown Mission!!!
-Missionary Leadership Confrence. A theme that really touched me heart was repentance. We counciled about how true repentance is a change of heart, not a checklist.
-My eyelashes became a bug trap!!! (Yes this really happened!) Hermana Smith is a mvp for helping remove a bug that flew into my eyelash as we were out tracting. Oh the life of a missionary!
-Exchanges. We went up to Monticello to spend some time with the sisters!
-Fran came to church again & she LOVED it.
A scripture that Hermana Smith has been sharing with those around us is one of her favorites which is:
1 Nephi 20:10
"For, behold, I have refined thee, I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction."
I love this scripture too, because it testifies of how God is ALWAYS mindful of His children. A trial that we experience in life isn't due to the absence of our Father. My belief is that we experience trials because the ultimate goal of this life is to BECOME like our Father. Trials can help us BECOME, if we allow them to.
May we strive to always rely on Him!
Love + light,
-Sister Arnold & I on an exchange...some times you just need a cup of icecream
-Hermana Smith loves horses!!!!
-How pretty is West Point Academy. We were blessed to receive a tour of West Point last P day
-Sister Randall and I!!!