Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Last and Final Weekly Email October 11, 2016

Hey yall!
We were able to visit a less active family earlier in the week and it was such an incredible experience. We talked about Christs disciples and how it was hard for them to follow the savior and we invited them to make the decision right now in this moment to never leave him. It was the sweetest thing because right before we left we asked if there was anything we could add in the prayer and she said " That we can have a stronger desire to come back to church and know the savior on a personal level." My heart was full! I knew that was a request of true intent! We also went to waffle house with the Millsapp sisters because we love them! They are hilarious!

District Meeting was actually really awesome! We talked about the importance of turning our will over to the lord and how when we figure out how to truly do it, it will bless us. I have a strong desire to continue to do the lords will and to never leave him! It was a really awesome meeting!

We were able to walk with our favorite Sister Lemon! She is the sweetest thing ever! She is from Germany and has the best and saddest stories ever! She wanted us to walk with her because she hasn't walked in 5 years outside because she was injured, old age and so forth. It was a fun thing to do with her especially with knowing that the savior would have gladly walked with her too.

I am so grateful for the prompting I received to serve a mission when I did. I am so grateful for the countless individuals who have shaped and molded me into the person I am today. It is hard for me to put into words the full magnitude of my gratitude towards the lord for allowing this imperfect hot mess represent his son Jesus Christ and through his grace and mercy I have been able to do it! I KNOW THIS WORK IS TRUE! I know that this is the one and only true church on the earth with Christs teachings in its fullness. I'm not going to apologize for knowing and testifying of that truth! I know this because I did a lot to find out for myself. I prayed sufficiently and read my scriptures and applied the teachings! I know that God has not left us alone. I was reading this week in Alma 17 and the king asks Ammon if he wanted to dwell among the Lamanites or his people. and he response is " Yea, I desire to dwell among this people for a time: yea, and perhaps until the day I die". My heart has been touched completely by the people of Georgia, and quite frankly I never want to leave, but I will forever remember the incredible moments where I came to know my savior like no other time in my life. I will see you all when I get home!

Sister Russell 

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