Monday, June 3, 2013

Salutations from Sitka!

Happy June everyone!

It's been a great week here in Sitka, AK! Ya'll might be interested to know I had halibut cooked by a native for lunch. :) haha! The native is Thomas!  We've started teaching him this week and he is doing great! He married a girl who is actually a RM and related to the Stevens family in Sanpete County! Thomas has been taught for a while with previous missionaries and had been taught the Restoration and Plan of Salvation, but not the Gospel of Christ so we taught him that week and it was perfect. The spirit was so strong and it was very easy to see how much Heavenly Father loves him so much and wants him to be happy. That's what the gospel is all about right? Making people happy!

We also met with a girl who grew up in.. Emery County! Haha :) She is great! She has a boyfriend who isn't a member but has started showing interest! She also thinks he might be more receptive to sister missionaries and we're hoping to meet with him tomorrow! I'll letcha know how that goes!

It's that time of year when tourist come in to Sitka and this week I met Debra Lindsey's sister and Lauren Swenson (Manti Pageant) cousin! I love how small the world is within the church! :)

This is the last week of the transfer so I'll get the call Saturday letting me know if I'm shipping out or staying here! :)

Loved this quote by Elder Christofferson:

"The greatest service we can provide to others in this life, beginning with those of our own family, is to bring them to Christ through faith and repentance so they may experience His Redemption-peace and joy now and immortality and eternal life in the world to come."

I'm sorry I'm not sure what else to say! It's been a great week! Kept busy being missionaries, knocking on doors, talking to everyone we see, and loving every second!

Thanks for the letters and prayers, it means so much!

Have a great week!


Sister Hedelius

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