Monday, July 24, 2017

Back In Vegas week 1

Friends! Family! It feels good to be writing you from the mission field again. Let me start of by saying that I legitimately forgot how hot it is in Las Vegas. I am dying and I am shriveling up like a prune. All is well though and I know that I will survive. Lotion and sunscreen are my friends. 

This week has been a long but a really good week. When I landed at the airport President and Sister Walker were waiting for me and my new companion Sister Walls was there waiting as well. I didn't have to go through any orientation or anything like that this time for the mission. Basically President Walker looked at me and said "Sister Camilleri I hope you are ready to work because Sister Walls has stuff for you to do in your area." From that point on I was put start to work. I am serving in the Las Vegas Stake in the Charleston ward which basically means I am serving about 2 miles away from the strip and the area is full of people that need Jesus. Lol. 

The Sisters that have been serving here just baptized all of our investigators which is a good problem to have but it has left us with the need to find people to teach! We have done a lot of finding this week between tracting and visiting members and all that jazz. It's been pretty great. This area has a bunch of amazing members here that are really passionate about missionary work which I think is really awesome. 

The transition back into the mission world has been kind of weird. When I'm around a bunch of Elders or Sisters I sometimes feel out of place or like I don't belong and I'm not sure why that is but as time goes on I feel more and more comfortable. My companion and I live with another set of Sisters that are serving in the Spanish area around us. It has been a good time living with them. They are always laughing and we are always saying stupid stuff so that has been a big blessing this week. I feel super grateful for them and for my companion. Sister Walls is from Mississippi and has been out for almost 14 months. She is pretty great. She is super quiet and doesn't say much so I feel like all I do is talk but as the week went on I was able to break that shell and she seriously always has the funniest responses to the random things I say. I love it. So far so good. We are just trying to work hard and have fun. Plus we made it a goal to take of picture everyday we are together that describes our day. So get ready to see those. Haha. 

Once again I have realized how amazing it is to be in the service of God. I love being able to have gospel conversations with people and be able to feel Heavenly Fathers love more in my life because I am learning how to love others. The highlight of this week was probably meeting with a part member family last night. We just got her records in the church and we stopped by last night and they were so nice and they were so open minded. They invited us back to come and teach them. Her husband was very nice and asked a lot of questions. One thing that I learned as we were talking and as we were teaching them was that I really love how the church is set up. He starting asking us questions about if we felt like the men of the church were above the women. As we were talking we shared the Proclamation to the Family and talked about the different roles of men and women. It was just a testament to me that everybody has their own essential role in this life and they have endless opportunities to accomplish that role. Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what our role is but I know that if we adhere to the Lord and follow our path that we will be able to feel our divinity within us and be able to recognize that God loves us and he wants us to succeed in life and follow him. I hope that each and everyone of you understands your role in life and that you work as hard as you can to accomplish the plan that Heavenly Father has for you. 
I finished reading the Book of Mormon this week and that was awesome. I've finished reading a couple of times but each time the confirmation of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon becomes stronger and stronger. I love that book. It strengthens me everyday and I feel so grateful for the comfort that it brings me in my life. Now I get to start it all over again and I'm looking forward to all the things that I will learn this next time. It's true guys. Read it and it will be one of the best decisions ever. 
I really really really love this gospel with all my heart and I am forever grateful for all that it has done for me. 

Miracles are happening all around each of us! Look for them! 

Love you all! 
Sister Camilleri  

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