Saturday, December 26, 2015

"we have never lost a missionary because of hard work" -Elder Ballard Nov 30

Allo everyone!!

In the wake of Elder Ballard visiting, there has been a lot of focus in the mission on the importance of (despite winter being upon us), to continue working hard and seeking to do all we can to make every conversation we have meaningful, and to become "the best teachers in the history of the church". I am continually humbled by the fact that not only am I learning how to teach the gospel in a personally impactful way, I am learning to do so in a foreign language. Literally no way any of this is possible without the Lord's help!

Yesterday was district conference, which means that all four branches in the Republic of Moldova (Chisinau 1 &2, Orhei, and Balti) were in Chisinau. I was especially impressed by President Ivory's talk. The focus of his comments was on a verse in Proverbs, (29:18) which says: 

"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."

He counseled that with vision combined with obedience, we will be happy- not only that, but we will continue to see great things, even miracles here.

So excited to write to you about one of the amazing girls we're teaching, Carina. She came to church for the first time in a while yesterday; she has pretty severe scholiosis, and usually has treatments Sunday mornings. But she was able to come yesterday, since they switched the time! She is making big steps to big changes in her life, and it is cool to see the happiness that it has already brought her! 

As we are entering the Christmas season, I encourage you all to check out the Christmas video this year and share it with friends- a simple reminder of the true reason for the season!

Sending best of wishes to all,

Cu mult drag,

Sora Rich
random fridge we found outside our apartment

christmas package arrived!

thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving with all the missionaries in our area

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