Here’s my marriage advice I learned:
Never go to bed angry
Don’t marry a project
General conference is coming up I am BEYOND EXCITED! It is a chance to hear from God’s modern day prophets and apostles and invite all of you to think of questions about life or the church or anything at all, ponder them and pray and then watch general conference and I know they’ll be answered.
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Monday September 11th
Walked around my cute little town today Ridgway and got to go to little antique shops and local bakeries! It was the best 🙂 got tons of little souvenirs! We later that night had lessons with our gators!
Brian is the sweetest man I’ve ever met. Get this.. So he had a son die as a premie and so apparently little beanie babies the nurses in the NICU used to use them under the babi system legs to help stretch them out! So he collects beanie babies and takes them to the NICU every Christmas! And so when we went over there he let me pick one 🙂 I picked a lamb! A cute little sheep, why did I pick out a sheep?
3 Nephi 15:17 That other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
We know in the Bible the Lord visits those in Jerusalem and what not but in the Book of Mormon he has more “sheep” aka children more folds whom we loves and cared for just as much. We know the book of Mormon contains the account when Christ came to the earth and appeared to the Nephites. I know this to be true and I love the book of Mormon with all my heart.
Tuesday September 12th
My desire to write weeklys are less and less each week so don’t be surprised if I only send home pictures lol. Tonight we had a book of Mormon class and you guys, I LOVE THE BOOK OF MORMON SO MUCH. I learned so much just from 2 chapters it was so amazing it made me so excited to continue reading it and how much it applies to these latter days is crazy all yall need to read it because it is TRUE!
Wednesday September 13th
“never go to sleep angry” – the hess fam
Thursday September 14th
Today we had our zone conference with a seventy! What’s a seventy? Find out here https://www.lds.org/topics/church-organization?lang=eng&old=true
It was Elder and sister Nielson! His wife started off by talking to the sisters about finding a stellar guy and told us “don’t marry a project”! That we need to find an amazing husband who’s testimony matches our own!
We always need to submit cheerfully to the Lord as well! A lot of times in life we are asked to do things we don’t want to do and we go through trials that we don’t want to go through. But we are closest to the Lord when He is stretching us and that can only occur through trials. If we submit cheerfully to whatever we are going through or what the Lord asks us to do we will be blessed. It’s all about perspective.
Friday September 15th
Our investigator Brian the one I talk about in Monday is like so kind. We volunteer at the food bank and he brings us this bag with little homemade pumpkin bread in it just for us, what a sweetheart! ALSO we were talking to him about this lady we had met and how she couldn’t afford food and she would always buy her dogs food before her (because Pennsylvanians are crazy) so Brian goes out and buys her a whole dang box full of food. Saint? Um yes! Then later during dinner we got to go to a little festival in one of our towns, I live and love for these things. I bought a cute t-shirt (I’ve bought like 10 so far) and some stickers. Definitely a happy Sister Higley.
Saturday September 16th
SO MANY MIRACLES TODAY. So we went to try to find this house and I put the wrong address in because I’m a dip so we get out walk around and then go to ask this family but get this the mom is like you came here to see me and we’re like whaaaat and she’s like yeah I was baptized in Salt Lake years ago and haven’t been since really. She’s married now to a nonmember and has two cute little kids anyways that dads all like “wow you guys are an answer to my prayer, we’ve been having such a hard time and I know this is no coincidence and that you’re an answer to my prayer that this will really help me and my family, I want to come to church with them. I know God brought you here. ”
We were in the right place at the right time with the right people. God is oh so good and mindful of us and our situations. He will answer your prayers like he answered this man’s and like He everyday continues to answer mine.
THIS GOSPEL IS TRUE.
Sunday September 17th
Today was probably the best day of my mission. The family I talked about above, the Coles came and loved church and want to come again, Tanja our investigator came for the second time too and never wants to leave! Just pray she can quit smoking so we can dunk her on October 15th! Yesterday on a whim we visited a less active of about ten years and invited him and his non member wife to come, they were very hesitant but today he showed up, he really came my jaw about dropped!!! He said his wife would’ve come too but he decided to come so last minute but we are so happy!!! We had so many other less actives come today it was such a blessing to see all of the hard work I’ve put into these past couple weeks pay off. It was all Heavenly Father! I am a tool in His hand in hastening the work and I am so grateful I get to be a missionary 🙂 He is amazing and truly answers our prayers and blesses us. I am still on awe today was everything I could’ve asked for.
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Stay outta trouble and pray and thank God every day
Also pray for me I’m sick lol
My homie pose
Penn state football field!
My cute new stuffed animal
Tried kissing a frog but he didn’t turn into prince charming, not yet at least
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania mission
May 2017-November 2018