*Insert Clever Iowa punch Line here*

Hello everyone! 😀

I hope all is well with you as you prepare for the glorious holiday of Thanksgiving! we just found out that our Stake President has invited all of us missionaries over again! 😀 so that’s exciting! 🙂 Some exciting things that happened this last week was interviews with President Badger. We had some good conversation I shared with him my latest poem and he told me that Sister Badger has all my poems on her night stand and she reads them often. 🙂 they’re so cute! 🙂 so that was good! 🙂
Also Mission Tour is this next week with Elder Anderson! … of the seventy… 🙂 I know we were all excited for an apostle too but Elder Anderson is great too! 🙂 we’ll have a good time. its on Thursday. 🙂
We were also blessed with a baptism this week! 😀 Arianna Burns has entered the waters of baptism! 😀 it was awesome! a few missionaries who taught her were able to come back to see it, including my MTC Companion Sister Hilliard! 😀 oh it was good to see her again! 🙂
Something that I’ve been learning this week is about strength. This last week we’ve had more lessons then i’d like with people just wanting to prove us wrong. the spirit just leaves and you’re on your own. There is nothing that I could say to change the minds of these people because its not me who converts people its the spirit…  My poor companion is still new to the mission, so this was among her first encounter with these types of people… poor girl I made sure to take her out to ice cream afterwards to ease our minds. But I know that it doesn’t matter what anyone else tries to tell me. My Faith is centered in Jesus Christ and No one can take that away from me. I know that he is my Savior and Redeemer, and its only through him and we can receive that Redemption from sin.
And this is not all, do ye not suppose that I know these things of myself? behold I testify unto you that I DO KNOW that these things whereof I have spoken are true. And how do ye suppose that I know of their surety? Behold I say unto you they are made known unto me by the Holy Spirit of God!
(Alma 5:45-46)
I know that its through the spirit that hearts are changed and true conversion happens. I am so grateful for this opportunity that I have to be a missionary and to serve in Iowa. I am grateful for all these experiences because they are for my good. My testimony has only grown. I love being a missionary and I am so grateful for all of you who love and support me while i’m out here. I pray for you all. I promise I do. I love you!
Love,
Sister Pope
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Election Week… 0.o Uck…

Hello My Favorite people!! 😀

This week has been crazy! As many of you now Elections are this week, and I really strongly dislike having to compete for doors with the political campaign people… So many people are just flat out rude to us because of everyone who has come by… 😦 I’d say the worst part was when we had some children following us and we knocked on doors shouting and calling us names… Not exactly the funniest experience… BUT!! We still saw Miracles!!
We Ran into a Man named Justin who was interesting in what we do! (He at first thought we were political people) But we came to find out that his wife is a inactive member of the church and He recommended that we visit her. And then when we invited him to baptism he said “I think this will be really good for us” With this super sincere grin on his face! Oh! It made the whole week worth it!! 😀 Thanks Heavenly Father!! 😀
We also had a Regional Stake Conference Broadcast thing. It was awesome! Elder Rasband Talked about “The One” and how we need to stand in the place of Christ as we seek out “the one” to help in anyway we can. 🙂 There also was a large push for temple attendance… And Well… I really can’t do much of that here… But that’s okay! Goals for next year right!! ;D
Also… lol Funny story our Toilet broke and We tried to fix it which ended up with about an inch of water on the floor… Guess i’m not as good of a handy man as I thought lol 🙂 But all is well! I just thought you all needed a good laugh! 🙂
The Church is true! I love being a missionary even in these hard times… Its worth it! Heavenly Father Knows what I need and he knows the people I am needed to serve and to help. and Even if its just one person, I know I will have fulfilled my role as a missionary. 🙂 Read your Book of Mormon! Pray sincerely! Go to Church! So many answers await those who are diligently seeking!
I love you all!
Sister Brittany Pope
pics
Us and the bathroom… lol
Sister Watkins is sitting on me… -_-
I found My Great Aunt and Uncle at Stake Conference! 😀
And Our District! 😀
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