Monday, 12 October 2015

All in God's Plan

Dear Family and Friends,

Thanksgiving...so they don't celebrate Thanksgiving here! So that has been a little weird for me to get a whole bunch of happy thanksgiving emails haha. I forgot it was happening! I hope it was good though! 

So - This week has been an adventure!

Monday -  Pday!! The Maizeys took us out for the day, and we explored the bay! I am silly and forget my camera today soo I will have to send those pictures next week. Sorry about that! But we saw the sea, and also where Roald Dahl was christened. Fun fact. We saw a lot of cool buildings (the opera house, cathedrals, etc) and then went to Eleanor and Josh's FAVORITE diner. It is their favourite cause it is a ONLY dessert diner. Haha it was lovely and so much fun to spend some time with them! We then went and visited Deb for a bit and watched the last session of conference, and I finally learned about this "ponderizing" that everyone was speaking of. My scripture for the week was Doctrine and Covenants 130:2. Our mission president sends a scripture every week so that is what I chose, and my scripture for this week will be Doctrine and Covenants 11:20. How did ponderizing go with you?

Tuesday - we visited quite a few less actives that we had been wanting to see, and then did some service for Deb! We stripped down wallpaper and started painting her living room white! IT was SO FUN! IT was good to do some service this week :) We then stopped by the Gros house and visited with Sister Gros and her darling children, and then biked REALLY fast to ward council to talk about the ward mission plan! It was really interesting to sit in on ward council and see how it all works, we don't go very often but I really enjoyed being there and learning from that!

Wednesday - We had zone meeting! it was SO GOOD! We talked a lot about family history and how we can more effectively use it in missionary work, cause it is SO important, and we are hopefully going to work on that a bit in the next couple week! We also talked a lot about the doctrine of repentance...it was really amazing. I learned a lot about daily repentance and how I should be using the Atonement more fully EVERY day. And not just like, every night, but all day! It was really good.

During zone meeting I started getting a really bad headache, and it was affecting my vision a bit so we decided to walk instead of bike, as it is safer...and we visited the Morgans, who are just LOVELY and hilarious! They have the cutest grandchildren and were taking them out for the grandsons birthday! We also visited Rosemary, she is working HARD on personal progress and I think she is really excited about working towards a medallion! She is so lovely!

Thursday -  I was still feeling quite awful...and I got more ill on this day.....I was feeling dizzy and nauseous, and so ended up just mostly sleeping all day. The Holcombes fed us but after that I just even had a bigger headache, and so we went back to the flat, and then the bishop and one of his counsellors gave me a priesthood blessing. In the blessing it talked a lot about how I will be needing to learn patience, as will my companion the next little while, and that we will need to learn to do missionary work in a new way, and that I need to  listen to the medical advice I will receive and remember that I should not run faster than I have strength.... It also talked about how my family is being blessed AND protected from harm because of the work I am doing out here. I thought that was amazing. We then came back home and I just slept again...still feeling awful.

Friday - we saw Doctor Maizey today. Our bishop's wife is a doctor, and so she is the doctor we go see when we are ill. Anyways, apparently I have a weird virus that is very common (never heard of it before though) that affects the inner part of my ear, that helps me be balanced. So basically when I move I get dizzy and disoriented, and get nauseous quickly cause I have no balance and am not balanced at all. Kind of like being seasick all the time or drunk, according to Doctor Maizey. And I am on bed rest for at least a week.....I am allowed to go out as long as I do not cycle or walk very far, and I am supposed to sleep and rest a LOT. this is probably why the blessing talked about me needing to do missionary work in a new way...so anyways, that is going to make the next couple weeks interesting. She said it can last for 3 weeks, but it will probably last for at least 2. So yeah. I am working on how we can do missionary work..we are really going to rely on members this week.

Saturday - Lynn's wedding! I sent pictures :) It was celtic themed, and it was lovely. Ben and Lynn are so happy :) I couldn't stay for too long cause I felt very ill, but we did get to stay for the ceremony and have a bit of food, it was beautiful and just a very happy day for her!

Sunday - Church! We had church, again...I am not very well....so we just stayed for the first hour and I mostly slept all day...we went to the Maizeys for dinner and they just let me sit on the couch with a blanket and let me rest while they played more. It was very nice of them...cause poor sister Lowder has been cooped up with me being sick and REALLY needed some people time. So that was lovely.

I was really frustrated on Friday, when I learned that I wasn't allowed to cycle and such because if we want to teach and find we NEED to be out doing things...but just remembering the blessing, and that I should not be running faster than I have strength...it reminded me that it is ok for me to rest when I am sick. I was feeling guilty cause we have a very strict schedule as missionaries. And I just WANT to be working and teaching my hardest ALL THE TIME. I don't like resting when I feel I should be out working. I read through Mosiah 4:27, which says

"And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order, for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize..."

I felt better reading this, cause I simply cannot do things that I would normally be doing at this time...I am ill, and I HAVE to rest. And I will do what I have strength to do and the Lord will bless me as I am diligent, and I will "win the prize" as it says. I just have to trust that this is all in God's plan and that I have something I need to learn from this. And if it is just to learn patience, then I will learn that.

I hope you have a lovely week! I love you all so much!

Sister Emma Beazer :)

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THANK YOU!  I just got these today :)
along with maple syrup
(Amazon.uk delivery from her dad)

So this is my testimony book -
I'm putting all the stamps
I get from letters on the front and back!
It's super fun :)
So keep sending letters!  I love mail!

I (Mom) took these next 3 photos off of facebook from a dear Sister in their ward!
At Women's Conference last week! 

The Sisters with Sister Deb at conference.

The lovely and beautiful Sisters at mine yest eve....love
 them to bitz x Deb Morgan

At Roath Park on P-day

At Roath Park with the Maizeys

A little bit about Roald Dahl

​Doctor who was filmed in Cardiff!!
And it was even filmed in my doctors office! 
How crazy!!

At Roath Park and the very famous Opera House!

The Dessert ONLY diner!  Their favorite!

This is the new mission blog with the new mission president and wife :) If you look under new arrivals, I am there for August 19th!  http://ebmcalltoserve.weebly.com

A Quote from Dennis.  Dennis is hilarious. 
Sin is the devil zone - remember that aha

At transfers this week,
Me, my trainer (mom) and her trainer (grandma)

My zone after transfers this week :)

A member bought us flowers cause I'm ill!
They are to make me feel better :) 

I have my own flowers here...
gardening is a huge thing and I love it!
So I wanted my own plant haha :)
isn't it cute?

Deb did name her kitten after me! She is amazing...
One of her kittens names is Beazer, Bea for short :) 
It's the  cutest kitten too...
and the only one she is keeping from this litter! 
So that is fun.  (It is the dark one in these pics)

We were at this wedding...it was Celtic themed....
Dear Lynn.....we love her to bits. 

My first wedding in Wales!

This photo is of the Bishop's family -
they sent this photo to me (Mom) on Sunday.
I didn't really know what they meant by
'they will look after her '....it all makes sense now! 
"We love her and send you our thanks
for lending her to us at this time!
Cannot tell you how much your daughter
is loved and appreciated by the ward....
we love her and she is an amazing missionary.
I promise that we will look after her!"

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