Monday, July 1, 2013

Cavite Missionary!

A front view of the Jeepney that just happened to have my name on it
when I went on splits with Sister C! :)
July 1, 2013

Dear Family,
So I am officially (as of today) in the Philippines Cavite Mission starting today and the Church doesn't waste any time. My missionary account already says Cavite mission. :) Also we found out there will be no transfer day for the Cavite mission this transfer. Which means I get to stay with Sister R. Yay!! We are excited. We are also very excited because we finished the 12 week program yesterday which is means 1 hour long companion study. This is honestly bittersweet because the 2 hours is super helpful sometimes but it is sweet because it can be very long and this gives us more time to be out finding more people to teach!
Speaking of that.  I hope everyone was able to watch the leadership training broadcast and if not hopefully it is online and you will take the time to watch it. Very inspiring and so true.  We need the members help. Is it easy? no. Will it yield immediate results? Probably not. Will it help? Yes. Is it what God wants? Yes. And you will be blessed and if we have faith, we will see results!  I know that Heavenly Father is a God of miracles and He works in mysterious and marvelous ways. There is a quote by Joseph Smith, "Let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power and then we may stand still and see the arm of the Lord revealed." (paraphrased poorly haha) I know this is true and the Lord sure is revealing His arm.  I so wish I could better see the big picture.  Every once in a while I get a little glimpse and it blows my mind.  I am blown away by the love Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have for us.  I am blown away by the PERFECT plan of Heavenly Father, of His infinite knowledge.  I am amazed at the fact that the human race is one big family and I wonder what it will be like when we all reach the "other side". I think people, myself included, would be so different if we could keep that eternal perspective in mind.
So life here is good.  We keep waiting for rainy season but so far only a couple of days of kind of heavy rain. But it has been nice. The one morning was really cool which felt great during personal study.
I really don't know what to share this week.... Pretty average week.  Lots of little miracles and some disappointments too. This area is great and my companion is wonderful. We have a lot of fun together and I am grateful for her.  Grateful for all of you.  Love you so much and miss you all.
Sister Hamm
This is me really excited about Bammer's package!

A side view of a Jeepney with the windows closed

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