Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thunder Week on the Beach>>>>>>>>

Quote of the week:"The Lord will shape the back to bear the burden that has been placed upon it."-Pres Monson 

Some of the 50,000 Harley's at Thunder Beach Week at PCB. Crazy!!

Something Good: Okay, well this week in PCB was something called, Thunder Beach Week...and for us with busy schedules, it was something else! For those who don't know what Thunder Beach is, well its a time for ALL the bikers in the world to come to the beach and have the biggest Harley Davidson convention ever. Someone told us that there where about 50,000 bikes and people there just for the convention! It was crazyy!! It was cool for a bit, but after being stuck in traffic for an hour and crazy bikers..I was more than happy to see them go. :) But it was cool! 

And ya gotta have that good old American Flag is ya got bikers, right? Traffic was insane!

Earlier this week, we were able to have lunch with Sis Morse, which was so fun, it was good to see her! (she is from Lynn Haven)
The Calloway Sister Missionaries joined on P-Day and we got to take them to the beach! Awesome!!

Last Monday the Sisters from Calloway came down and we where able to spend time with them and take them to the beach! Memories for daysss!

 The Turnages wanted to make us dinner before I went home, so this week we had dinner with them and a lesson! They are doing so well and progressing, each one of them. Patsy and Aaleiagh where able to come to our Super Saturday for relief society and they LOVED it. We went and saw Miss Pamela, on Sunday, which was her birthday! She got moved to a new rehab center and is still getting better, she is doing a ton better, she is so excited to be baptized when she is well, I might not be there when she is, but I know she will be 100% happy when she is, and that makes me 100% happy. :) Paul and Paula came down and we had a wonderful visit! Paul told me that he received the Melchizedek Priesthood just recently and I am SO proud of him, and so proud of Paula for progressing in the Gospel. I sure do love them with my whole heart! This week has been crazy busy, but I am so thankful for the ability to have so many things to do and so much service to give! 

A Tender Mercy:  So something Sis Law and I keep noticing in our companionship is that whenever we have a conversations that we don't realize that are spirit led, it can be so random, but that later in the day we end up using what we talked about earlier with the person we are helping and than we realize that the spirit was preparing us to know what to share with those we see. This has literally happened to us ALL week. It has been amazing. I am so thankful for a wonderful companion who is more than just a companion but a friend. I sure do love her and I am so thankful for all the spiritual moments we have had together! 

Something Learned: This week I was reminded that there is opposition in all things. I have been struggle with a lot of mixed emotions about the end of my mission and what really hit me was our lesson yesterday! Sis Ballif a lady in our ward taught relief society and the topic was the talk by Elder Oaks about Opposition. And for some reason I didn't really understand opposition till coming on a mission. Here I came on a mission to serve the Lord, I thought missionary life would be so fun and nice and easy...but man! It is those things, but little did I know how hard and difficult it would be. I love his talk because he says..."Opposition permits us to grow toward what our Heavenly Father would have us to become." And dang! He is so right! Everything good and everything bad have a reason for us, there are lessons to learn in the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. There have been moments for me when all I am trying to do is my best, and I still have opposition, even when we are doing the right things, I think it is the way we take the opposition that is most important, that's when we see what Heavenly Father is teaching us or how we are growing. Check out the talk! It is one of my favs!

One of my favorite little sayings that Sis Dann always says when we have lessons with her and she feels the spirit is..."Thank you Jesus!"
Gotta add my little "Thank you Jesus" for all that he does for me! Yall have a happy week!!! Love you peaches!! 
-Sister Nielson

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