Monday, August 14, 2017

{ as Jesus loves you }

The work is a thing here in Mishawaka.
We're working with several different families and there has been sooooo many miracles witnessed in just these short couple of weeks. 
All I gotta say is the field is w h i t e in Mishawaka.
Soooo yes, people are prepared.
Yes, people are growing closer to Christ.
Yes, people are accepting baptism.
Yes, we're really excited.
But let me tell you about the greatest miracle of all that happened this week for me:
Do you ever feel like life is going supaaa well and your environment is a good one, and you recognize the blessings coming your way, aaaand you're happy
for whatever reason, in the twisted thing that is life, you still feel a little sad?
I do.
For some reason, I've been in this weird funk lately.
It's annoying.
The adversary is a thing.
So there I was, at church, chillin in Relief Society and thinking about my woes. 
Feeling pretty blue.
You know, sob sob and all that jazz.
When slowly I hear through the open door of the Relief Society room the sweet sound of the Primary children down the hall singing...

  1. I’m trying to be like Jesus;
    I’m following in his ways.
    I’m trying to love as he did, in all that I do and say.
    At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice,
    But I try to listen as the still small voice whispers,
  2. “Love one another as Jesus loves you.
    Try to show kindness in all that you do.
    Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought,
    For these are the things Jesus taught.”

And because I'm literally the poster-child for emotion these days,
I cried.

How grateful I am for the knowledge of a Heavenly Father.
Not only a Heavenly Father, but a loving and attentive Father and Brother who know me so well.
"Love one another as Jesus loves you."

Sincerely, Sister Soloa'i 

Monday, August 7, 2017

{ b l e s s e d }

Well, first thing's first, I realized this week that I wear a lot of stripes.

Ain't no big.

Second thing I've realized is how incredibly blessed I've been to serve at Purdue these last 6 months. Words will never express the love I have for this area, the best friends I've made, the amount of time I've spent laughing (and/or crying), or the life-changing experiences I've had.
This area has probably been the area I've talked about the least and that's simply because this area is where I've been blessed the most.
Honestly, there just aren't words for that.

Basically, Purdue summed up:
"Therefore, let us glory, yea, we will glory in the Lord; yea, we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel." - Alma 26:16

Glenda came and visited me from Westfield my last week. :) 
Glenda recently got engaged and this is her fiance, Jerry. 
Aren't they the cutest? 
Fun fact about them: Jerry's sister was Glenda's main fellowshipper during her investigating dayzzz (they're now bffs) and that's how she met Jerry.
Best moment of their visit:
Jerry: "Sister Soloa'i I can't thank you and Sister Rowley enough for knocking on Glenda's door that day." :')
Did they ask me to be the maid of honor in their wedding?
O_O yes.

With my main man Mr Purdue, himself. xoxox

Hello, Mishawaka. Hello, Sister Bradley.

Sincerely, Sister Soloa'i

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