Saturday, December 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!!! (6 months down, 1 year to go) Nov 23

Allo everyone!!!!

Looking back on the last six months I've spent in Chisinau, there's a lot to be grateful for. I'll spare you all the details, but especially recently, I've learned a lot from my new companion Sora Nichols. She's served a year already in Romania, and will probably spend the next six months in Chisinau, so I guess we're kind of switching places! 

This past week, we had the huge blessing of having an apostle speak to us; there were over 120 people gathered to hear Elder Ballard and Elder Kearon speak here, and it was absolutely incredible! He challenged the missionaries specifically to 1. Become the best teachers in the history of the church, 2. Don't sleepwalk through your mission, 3. Be a little bolder, and 4. Look for miracles. There is so much power in not only what he said, but the Spirit with which he said it. I know that as we do the things he has asked us to do, we will be blessed!

In addition, we also had the opportunity to see two awesome people get baptized here- Cris and Ines Bizede. They are such solid, wonderful people that are already anxiously sharing the message of the gospel with their families and friends. We will also have another baptism here this Saturday, Sergiu!! So exciting.

No matter where you are or what you're doing this week, find something to be grateful for! There's a saying in Romanian, something to the effect of, "the more grateful you are, and the more you share what you have, the more you will be blessed". I know that that's true. I love you all and hope you have a great week!!!

Cu mult drag,

Sora Rich

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