Saturday, January 7, 2017

Halloween πŸ‘»πŸŽƒπŸ•·! With Christmas πŸŽ„⛄️❄️ Just Around the Corner (October 31st, 2016)

Hello! Happy Halloween πŸ‘»πŸŽƒπŸ•· in England they have the Halloween
decorations out the same time as Christmas! Not even a bit of
consideration for Thanksgiving πŸ¦ƒ. I guess it's understandable.

This week has been full of adventures and fun! Every day is new and I
love it! I am coming to know my Savior more and more each week! He and
Heavenly Father always have something new to teach me. And I love that
I am forever growing and changing!

So my Brazilian companion, Sister Vizaco is the best finder ever!

Confession time. I have probably said it before, but I absolutely hate
talking to people on high street or in town centre. I feel like I get
people claustrophobic. My heart starts beating and I feel like I can't
breathe very and every fibre of my being is wanting to turn around and
find a quiet dark corner to hide in.

But Sister Vizaco is teaching me! All the ropes, ins, and outs of
stopping people on the street! Man and we find so many new friends!!
More than I have ever before! We meet the coolest people ever!

Which brings me to my miracle of the week. She is from Romania and she
is so cool! She is working as a nurse and specialises in orthopaedics
(and helped me out with tips for my poor aching missionary feet πŸ˜‰)

She also is really struggling with her faith in God. She has had some
tough trials in her past. We saw her on Friday and I could see clearer
than I ever have before a soul's cry for help! She is on the verge of
either being atheist or believing that she has done something wrong
and God hates her for it so he is punishing her. Neither is true!

I am so thankful to have met her! She reminded me the true reason why
I am here in England. And why I stay here even though I am tired and
people are not nice and I could be home in the hot, sunny weather
rather than the cold dark rainy-ness that is England. Because there
are people who truly desire to have that relief that comes from
knowing the Gospel of Jesus Christ! They are in pain and depressed
with no hope of relief from the pains of life. But there is light to
be had! There is hope for burdens to be lifted! For fresh starts to be
made!! The goodness of the Gospel is so real!! And I have it! It
really does exist! I have felt the joy of forgiveness and the power of
the atonement of Jesus Christ righting wrongs and overcoming my

Oh it is so wonderful! There are times when I just want to shout it
from the roof tops! I am so thankful for this opportunity in my life
to serve the people of this land. To have the chance to serve God's
children! To share what I have known practically since birth!

And I am so thankful for parents who taught me the gospel of Jesus
Christ because there is truly no other way to get through this life
and still have true happiness and purpose!

I know that Christ lives! He is waiting for us to open the door to
him, and let him in. He will not force his way in. He waits patiently.
Arms wide open!!

Turn to him, please! I know it will get better as you centre your life on him!

I love you all and am so thankful for the support you have given me!

Until next week!

Sister Lisa Haynie!

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