It's kind of crazy that this will probably be my last missionary group email... I will be finishing my mission August 22nd (next Tuesday) and speaking the following Sunday (August 27th at 9 am) at the church on Val Vista and Adobe in Mesa for those who would like to come.
This week was pretty average here in Citrus Ridge. We were finally able to get in contact with a sister who hasn't been to church in years, and she was excited to see us! They have been meaning to come back, but haven't because of some health and work challenges. Hopefully we'll get to meet with her again this week.
We were also able to meet with a family Sister Jensen had worked with, but I hadn't met yet. The father wants so badly to help his daughter have more direction in her life. When we first got there, she was a little rough around the edges with us, but as we talked about God's love for her and reminded her that she is a child of God, her countenance changed. It was special to feel that difference in their home.
In other news- Patrick (in Venice) was baptized! I got a letter from him this week letting me know he would be "baptized and Mormonized" on the 12th. I was excited to get a picture from Sister Alder, who forwarded it from a member there. I'm so happy for him!
I am grateful for the things my mission has taught me, most of which I did not expect. A scripture I am sure I have shared here before, I'd like to share again: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me" (Philippians 4:13). I know He has strengthened me to do His work here, to invite others to come unto Him. I know that His church and His gospel are true.
I'll see you all soon!
Sister Brittany Hunt