Yes!!! That "y'all" means i'm
here in North Carolina. i love it! it has been a crazy first week. i had hard
and really good times already. I have even had my first wave of Homesickness!:(
(No mom i didn't open your card)!
The first night we arrived we
stayed at the presidents house because transfers wasn't till the next day. That
night we jumped right into teaching and role playing and started getting ready
for the next days plans. i have never had to write so much in so long. it was
like school all over again.
It was really hard saying
goodbye to my MTC companions but i got a wonderful companion. Her name is
Sister Behrmann. (Bear man). she goes home right around the time the president
and his wife does so she has been my best person. i feel like she will be glad
to get rid of me. i ask so many questions and have her explain almost
everything to me more than twice.
This first week i have had my
first wave of homesickness and that really scared me. i got worried since it is
only my first week and that seemed a little pathetic to me. I could feel my
tension while i would be doing my personal study as well as some time in our
companion study, but like i said my companion is awesome and has been my rock!
I have been focusing on trying to work harder when i feel these feelings come
back. i remember Gordon B Hinckley's saying " forget yourself and go to
work" i have been able to say that and start reading start praying and
yelling at Satan to leave me alone. i don't ever want to use your cards mom!!!
i feel better and i push along and remember that i have my best friend and
supporter with me and that he will never leave me. i know that Jesus Christ has
felt what i felt before and that i can use his atonement to help me.
Sorry! i don't know what to say
this week HAHA! but i really love this ward i'm in and the amazing people they
are. Some have southern accents and some don't i will admit that when i go to
eat at someones home and they don't have one i get a little sad because i want
to learn the best things to say Y'all with. i love this word! haha! The members
are so willing to serve the missionaries. We share the car with the Elders and
alternate who has it each week and so the weeks we don't have it we always have
members willing to go out with us and driving us and sometimes they say
something before we even ask them. it's crazy! I love it!!! It makes it so much
easier and so easy to love them.
This Sunday is going to probably
be the best for my entire mission. We are having " Invitation Super
Sunday." All the wards in the area are going to have church be circled
around less actives and nonmembers so that the members can invite friends, and
family to church where the lessons and the sacrament is friendly and helps them
learn about us. Oh and did i mention their will be food!!! I am so glad that
our mission president thought of this and got all the wards in the mission
on-board i am so excited and i hope that the members follow through with
inviting people to come.
I have had a great first week in
the wonderful world of North Carolina. The weather has been gloomy and cold
like my Colorado. it has made me miss home and miss all of you, but every time
i feel sad of not being home i feel love and comfort from my heavenly father
that this is my calling. That he is with me every step of the way. i know it's
going to be hard. I know i will have bad days and hard days, but here in the
North Carolina Raleigh Mission WE LOVE HARD DAYS. The hard and bad days will
help me gain more motivation. I have come far but i am still far away from
where i want to be and i'm ready to go full swing and bring the happiness and
love i have been given. I have loved having scripture study and saying prays
everyday and i feel so close. I have noticed what Family Home Evening and
Scripture study can do for a family so as a missionary i ask all to take the
time to have personal and family scripture study and plan for Family home
evening. Heavenly Father has given these things to help us have unity in our
home and with our families. I promise that doing so you and your family will be
blessed and the Savior with grant you peace and love. I love y'all and will
love to hear from you soon! Have a great and wonderful week with your
Sister Tayler Farr
P.S. The " Haha's" are for Jonathon!!!!
Don't forget daily scripture study