Cold… Brrrhhh o.O

Hope all is well with all of you! 🙂 I’m doing pretty well here in the midwest:) Its just really cold… these week we’ll be getting into the negatives… so its pretty cold… 😶
Some funny stories from this week, I slipped on some black ice at a nursing home that we do service at. and they made me fill out an incident report form… My companion and I laughed so hard we were crying! Just because I wasn’t hurt bad at all, I just fell on my backside. but the descriptions it was wanting… lol We about died! 🙂
We also had a second exchange this week, just because I was super sick last week, they wanted my last exchange to be better then that. So Sister Abbeglen and I were together for the last time! It was way fun, Super cold… but Way fun! You’d all laugh if you see what I wear when we go tracting… Haha you can barley see my eyes my face is so covered. Its really cold. I don’t know if I got that point across yet… haha 😉
We also had our Ward Christmas party! 😀 it was cool because all of us crazy missionaries decided to wear our Christmas Sweaters without even talking to each other. The ward loved it! 🙂 Elder Payne even wore his clown nose… silly guy!  🙂
So its really weird preparing to leave a mission… I’ve been asked to speak on January 1st and I’m the last speaker, they told me to prepare 25 minutes worth of material on whatever I wanted to talk about. I just feel so loved by this ward. I know i’ve only been here for less then 3 months, but I’ve grown attached. I love being a missionary. I love being with my companion. I love it here! (even though its really cold!) I don’t know how i’m going to bear to leave all these people in a few weeks… but its okay, all is well. I feel like as soon as you feel you have your life figured out something changes… and here I finally figured out how to Missionary! so here comes the change…
But I want you to know that I love you all and I am so grateful for the many experiences and people I’ve been able to meet here. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ and its my hope and prayer that we all strive to be a little bit more like him. A great place to start is the 25 days of service the church is putting out. I encourage you all to look outside yourself and find another person to serve. I know you will be blessed for your service and you will feel greater love for that person you are serving.
Day 12. Jesus Taught Other and So can you!
I love the story of Enos in the Book of Mormon! It gives hope for all of us sinners out there, that we CAN change! That Heavenly Father Loves us no matter what! and will help us come closer to him. Read Enos 1-12. And see if you can see yourself in the story. I know the book of Mormon is true! its God’s word and we can feel closer to our Father in Heaven as we read the scriptures and live the principles found in them.
I love you!!
Much love! your Very cold Missionary,
Sister Brittany Pope
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Walking in a Winter Wonderland!

Hello Family and Friends! 😀

I hope you all had a really good Week last week! 🙂 Mine was awesome too!
** SHOUT OUT TO MOM AND DAD!!! HAPPY 24 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! **
🙂 That was fun! hahaha Anyway! I love you all I hope you know that! This week was great! It finally snowed! and Since Sister Anderson still has a broken foot, I just give her piggy backs all the time, it was quite the sight as I piggy backed her to the church on sunday, we were laughing so hard I could hardly walk in the correct direction 🙂 Good thing we get to the church before anyone else! We’re going to the doctor this week, we think she might get released to wear real shoes again! now the boot she’s been wearing! 🙂
Also this week… I’ve been sick, but it came at a good time I guess. We were going to have exchanges in our area this transfer so Sister Anderson and I planned lots of things to do on Friday and lessons to teach, but I um… gave everything in my stomach to the toilet Thursday night… and then again on Friday morning… needless to say I didn’t go out on Friday and sister Anderson was left to do ALL the lessons and all the things. Good thing she can handle it 🙂
So here’s a cool story that happened!
In mine and Sister Anderson’s first week here we were trying to find something to do, it was about 8:40pm (20 minutes before we’d be in for the night) and I remembered an apt. complex that was well lite enough that’d we’d feel comfortable knocking it that late at night. well we go in and knock on 1 door. But 2 doors open up… Why do missionaries come in pairs? For Moments like these!! DIVIDE AND CONQUER!! I went Left and she went right. Every few seconds I’d glance over at her though, I noticed her inching herself in the apartment, so as soon as the guy I was talking to politely declined our message I went over to my companion and we asked if we could come in. We began teaching a family of 6 and as we were teaching Deb (the Mom) expressed that as soon as we came in she felt something different, it was good! we explained she was feeling the holy ghost that it testifies of truth and bring peace and comfort in our hearts. She like that and invited us back.
We came back a few days later to share more about the book of Mormon with her. and extend a baptismal date for January 21 and told us she was really excited to come to church and “If everyone was as nice as you two girls I’d be in real danger of joining” We of course were super stoked! she went on to tell us how it was “Pure Luck” that she let us in, she NEVER lets anyone in. Then watching us teach together impressed her. She thought Sister Anderson and I had been friends our entire lives. Little did she know we had only met 5 days earlier… o.o
Our third lesson with Deb went similar, she had been talking with her family and friends about the Church and they are all ON BOARD!! 😀 Her Presbyterian friend even gave her a High five and told her to “Do It!!” Sister Anderson and I were stunned at this point! and she amazed us again telling us of her gratitude list she’s been writing, she only has 3 things on it right now, but Sister and Anderson and I were one of them. We were just so touched!
All I can say is I am so grateful for the spirit guiding us to were we needed to be int eh right time in the right place. we are able to show the spirit that we are ready for knowledge and we can be trusted as we ACT on the inspiration that we are given.
I love Moments like these when I can see myself as an Instrument in the Lord’s hands. I love being a missionary. Thank you for all the love and support you’ve all given me. I love you! I hope you have a good week!
love,
Sister Pope
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#LightTheWorld

Hello Family and Friends!

So transfers happened last week and I’ve begun my last transfer o.0 annnnnndddd…. now i’m going to tell you a funny story!
So Last week I told you all that my new companion would be Sister Nelson right? well… that’s what I thought too… So I send my companion off to Iowa city with a Member while Me and another Sister continue doing Missionary work in Cedar Rapids, well… When we meet up to give me my new companion its Sister Anderson! and Of course we’re all confused and then she tells me this story of how her 47 year old recent convert in her last area proposed to her WITH A RING AND EVERTHING!!! So President found out after the transfer planning had been done, so he just had Sister Anderson switch with Sister Nelson. And I am now blessed with the best companion ever! 😀 We have so much fun together! This last week she made me laugh so hard I was crying. Every day is so much fun! And we’re doing more work then ever! I couldn’t have asked for a better companion to kill me. I’m almost really sad that I only get 1 transfer with her 😛 Oh well She’s from Springville Utah We’ll party after the MIssion
This week we did a lot of Finding and we’ve been working with a liberian family. Priscella and working towards Dec. 31st for baptism. and also a Really sweet kind lady named Lesia 🙂 She’s just looking for friends and a church family. and Hey! We got that! its so wonderful! We’re praying we can help bring these precious daughters to enter into the waters of baptism before I leave. 🙂 I love being a missionary!
Something i’ve been studying this week is patience. I really liked this thought patience is not simply enduring, but enduring well. Its so true! There are so many opportunities to be Laman and Lemuel in life. but its when you are doing the Lord’s Will that Miracles happen.
I hope you all know that I love you and I am so grateful for all your love and support. Remember who you are! Remember who you’re not! 🙂 Merry Christmas!!
Pictures of some of the crazy shinanagans we’ve been up to!
LOVE YOU!! 😀
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What’s in a Name…?

EDITOR’s NOTE: Sorry I’ve been delayed in posting these.

Hello my favorite people!

This week has been a crazy one… especially since we’ve had 2 P days this week… and we wont’ have one next week… weird… But its all good! We’ve had such a good week, we’re finding new investigators and we’re doing out best out here… Something that I really don’t like is that it starts getting dark at 5:30pm… 😛 No one wants to talk when its dark for some reason… oh well… I’ll get over it!
Elder Anderson (of the seventy) came this last week to do a mission tour with us. it was good! it was very different then our mission tour last year. But it was good to see my favorite people again! Sister Baransky and Sister Pickard were there and I just love my daughters 🙂 Good spiritual upliftment!
My New Companion will be Sister Nelson! 🙂 it’ll be great! 🙂 This will be her 3rd area! Woot Christmas together!
Something that I was thinking about this week was our titles that we all have. I’m a Sister, Neighbor, Friend, Teacher, Leader, etc.. and its so easy to get caught up in those titles that they become our sense of Identity. Have you ever given thought to the question “Who am I really?” Among all those other titles the one that means the most is that I am a Child of a loving Heavenly Father. I have divine worth. As I go out and talk to people Its easier to talk to them when I remember we all are children of a loving Heavenly Father and he loves us all equally. 🙂
Anyway I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving!! Read some Thanksgiving Scriptures!
Alma 34:38
D&C 46:7
Alma 48:12
D&C 136:28
1Thes 3:9
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