Good morning! Today is already starting to be a great day! its soo beautiful out here in Regina! I love it here! im SO excited for this transfer.. well for a few reasons. 1. The area needs quite a bit of help 2. new area- FINALLY 3. my comp Sister Drake is AMAZING 4. The Gospel is TRUE! well. weve been working really hard to get a hold of less active members and people that are former investigators- clean up our area books and work through the members.. we have been seeing success already! a few miracle stories.. 1. we had 15 women in relief society this week!!! last week we had 6.. sso improvements for SURE! we have been stopping by peoples homes and one home we stopped by an older lady answered the door- she was really sweet but really confused when we asked if this girl was home.. turns out the lady is Sister Henrie- a member and the girl had been liviing with her quite a few months ago.. well we asked if we could just share a quick scripture before we leave- so she let us in and we just chatted for a bit.. then left a thought.. she said that she had a few girls that she worked with before and they asked her questions about the gospel. she said she is going to try and contact them so we might just have a few referrals!! soo good! what a blessing! she is SSOO sweet and the spirit was so strong in her home! i love it! well all i can say is that the lord really blesses us when we do all we can- he makes up the rest.
I have learned soo much on my mission so far and ive only been out 8 months-today!!(only in canada for 7.5) But i love learning about the gospel! Its soo true! i love looking back and seeing how much ive grown! im slowly becoming the person i want and am meant to be! the more we learn about the atonement and jesus christ, the more we truly learn about ourselves and our purpose here on this earth. its such a blessing to be serving the lord! ive really noticed the attitude we have toward things in life effect us ssoo much! we need to be sure we stay postitive and tell ourselves we CAN do what we want to do! aahh.. i wish i was better with explaining myself. but i ,love being so close to the spirit. i can truly see the impact it has on others when i rely on the Lord- not my own wisdom. ive seen that i take time to think about the things i say, think and do.. slowly refining myself. its great! there are a few situations that i get into where i dont like the way i conduct myself.. backhome- i would move, leave the situation, avoid the people or places.. and figure id get a ' flesh start'.. this is TERRIBLE! ive learned how to deal with life better and to help myself grow! i cant just leave a situation or move anymore! i have to stay and DEAL with whatever ive done here! ssoo that causes me to THINK before i act.. when i think good thoughts and have good intentions for things- then i make better decisions and i dont want to 'flee' from what happened. this is SOO good for me to learn! anyhow.. i love that the lord knows we are weak and STILL continues to work with us. i love seeing the changes and happiness brought into others lives because of the gospel. i knw the church is true. i know it because its changed my whole life! like Bishop Baum told me numerous times- the first time i met him to now.. all the changes that have been made in my life! its amazing! Im so much of a better person. i dont say these things to tell you how great i am- but to tell you that Christ does that! he can change ANYONE and help them be better. be the person we WANT to be. i love it! we just need to have faith.. not only faith in Christ. but faith in what WE can do with him! well. i hope you all are doing well. i miss you and love you all! please continue to press forward and PLEASE pray. PLEASE read the scriptures. if we all in this world only UNDERSTOOD a TINY bit of how important this life is and how important the gospel it- we would all be and strive to be so much better. o promise you that the Lord hasnt given up on you! please turn to our Heavenly Father and LEARN about Him and our Saviour! you will never regret it! i love you all so much!
love sister Horning