Monday, June 6, 2016

Well, this is it. Last letter from Sister Erin Orr

Hey mom :)

your letter made me get all teary in the library for the last time :)

this week has been great! we went to the Family History discovery center by the temple with Omar and he LOVED it! he got so excited about family history and i think he really felt the spirit at the temple. he is just so diligent in studying and making changes and wanting to know truth. i love teaching him! it should always be this easy!

we also taught teresa and randy again. teresa committed to be baptized on july 9! if we dont have anything maybe i can come back for that weekend? i just love these people so much! she is so cute and genuine! she always has snacks set up for us when we get there and she just has so much love and the ward too loves her so much already! everyone is so excited that she decided to be baptized! Her husband passed the sacrament for the first time this past Sunday which made me so happy!

also my new favorite song is this instrumental one called "redeemer" i think, by paul cardall. i have listened to it over and over on a cd we found in the car. you should check it out.

we also taught tatiana again. she is such a hippie. i love it. hah she said she has been doing an ancient practice called sun gazing to de- calcify her galnds. haha basically this girl stares at the sun and thinks we are brainwashed into thinking it is bad. she is so funny! we had a good lesson with her about the book of mormon and brought the YW president so that should be good! she is going to yw this week!

also miracle! we finally taught this lady christina this week! this is what i told president about it in my email:  on Christmas eve i met a lady named Christina who was just great and willing to learn as we tried to teach her though, things always seemed to come up so we stopped trying after a month or two. but we ran into her this week and she just told us that in all the short interactions we have had with her over the last several months she has felt the spirit and wants to seriously learn whatever we have to say. and this time as we have began teaching her there have not been such problems setting times or actually sitting down for lessons. that is one cool thing about staying in an area for a while! i got to witness the Lord preparing a soul!

also will yall pray for Kathy Arop to feel Heavenly Fathers love this week? she is in deep need.

i cannot believe your crazy saturday! i hope you took a good nap yesterday!

i forgot to mention a less active lady we have been teaching came to church yesterday for the first time in so many years and bore her testimony! that was so sweet! we went over for dinner with heer visiting teachers and thier families and had a big barbeque

i am just so grateful to get to be part of the lives of all these great people and to bet to be a tool my Heavenly Fathers hands in bringing them to the savior and to eternal joy! i love that not only do i get to meet and love so many people but i can do so much for them because of Jesus Christ. He has offered them and everyone everything! i am grateful to be the messenger! this past 19 month has been crazy and happy and emotional and tiring yet energizing. i am excited to be on the member missionary side of the work i am grateful to have learned how stinking valuable member missionaries are and to get to set goals to continue becoming something. 

Thanks for all these letters mom and the packages and the love i could not have done it without you! youre the best!

i guess my next weekly update will be delivered in person!

im glad bobs ging to efy! hope she has fun! school here dosent get out for 2 more weeks! insane!

welp enjoy your next 7 days without me right next to you! your not going to get that again for a while:)

LOVE sister erin orr

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