Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Having some fun in WA-TAC!

This week was quite the week! Lots of ups and downs and belly splitting laughter! We are having a blast together as a trio! Thankfully we all get along super well and have so much fun together! We are still trying to figure out teaching and a few things, but it has been such a blessing to have both Sister Sandau and Sister Phillips to serve with!

Elder Holland's talk could not have come at a better time! This week we were blessed to work with a lot of people in our area that are suffering from mental illness. Each visit was such a miracle! We were able to really help these people and share Elder Holland's talk with them! Serving in American Lake with everyone being military, we work with a lot of people with PTSD and depression and all sorts of mental illness. What a blessing it was to hear the comfort and counsel of Elder Holland and pass it along to those who really needed that message this week!

We had a very fun ward activity on Saturday night called the "Choctober Fest". So many of our investigators and less active members came! It was such a successful night and it was so good to see all of them at the church getting to know the ward members. The members truly are the means!

Sunday was a busy, busy day! The three of us spoke in sacrament meeting! I had the opportunity to speak on patience, Sister Phillips spoke on gratitude, and Sister Sandau spoke on Christ like love! It really was such a blessing to study patience this week! Waiting for my visa to Brazil has not been easy! Having doors slammed in my face almost every hour of the day has not been easy! Serving a mission while my cute little nephew was born has not been easy! BUT it has all been worth it! In Alma 26, the Lord promised the sons of Mosiah that if they were patient in their afflictions that he would give unto them SUCCESS! The Lord blesses us when we are patient! When we are patient we put our faith and trust and faith in the Lord and in His timing! We show our willingness to submit to His will (Mosiah 3:19)! Patience is a continual work in progress but it is so important!

I love this work so much! I've been thinking about little Connor all week and how much I love him! Give him hugs and loves and kisses from Aunty Abby! I love you all so much! And I love the Lord so much! He is so good to me! I am so grateful to be serving a mission and to be serving in the American Lake ward in Lakewood, Washington. HURRAH FOR ISRAEL!

Sister Tingey

 My one and only car on da mish (maybe....ha, ha)!

Me and my crazy companions get to decorate for Halloween!

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