Heaven is cheering you on

Hey y’all! The weeks go by soooo fast and I’m always amazed that it’s pday again.

We got transfer calls and I’m staying in good ol Russellville as expected! Sister Griffith is going to Talladega for her very last transfer. Dang I am going to miss my momma sooooo much. She has been here since February though so it’s time for her to move on. The only thing people have told me about my new companion is that she’s super tall… hahaha!! I’m so excited for this next transfer! I LOVE Russellville!

There was a day this week when we found out that 3 of our investigators moved without telling us. Basically we lost all of our investigators this week. Sad, but it happens. Just more motivation to work harder to find people to teach, right?! We have had lots of doorstep/porch lessons and I love those!

On Saturday when we were tracting we met this old old old man named Marvin sitting in a hospital bed. We had to talk soooo loud for him to hear us and he was just adorable. Sister Griffith handed him a picture of Jesus and he says, "is that your mom?" It’s a good thing he can’t hear because he would have heard me literally laughing out loud.

The other day in personal study I read the story of the Brother of Jared. In Ether 2:22-25 he asks God how their barges will have light. The Lord basically says, "you tell me." This happens sometimes in our lives too. Heavenly Father expects us to be able to make our own decisions. Why would he give us brains and decision making skills if he didn’t want us to use them? Sometimes we have the choice between 2 or more good things, and any choice we make would be a good one. God trusts us enough to make our own decisions. He will never let is make the wrong decision. What I really love is that the Brother of Jared doesn’t just sit and wait for God to tell him something. He’s proactive and come up with a solution. It can be really really scary to make decisions like that! But this story is a testimony that it works! It’s what God wants us to do!

I’ve also really loved 3 Nephi 27:30 this week-
(Christ is speaking)
"And now, behold, my joy is great, even unto fulness, because of you, and also this generation; yea, and even the Father rejoiceth, and also all the holy angels, because of you and this generation; for none of them are lost."

Above all, Christ was and is a joyful person. His and the Father’s joy is full because of us! Always remember that.

Other highlights of the week:
Christmas in July party, ward potluck, huuuuuuge thunderstorms, heat index of 110, Lucille giving us fried chicken,singing my favorite hymn in sacrament meeting, adorable southern porches, Jacob coming to church, a Church of Christ pastor coming to church, last and best district meeting of the transfer, and many many miracles!

Love y’all! Have a blessed week!
All my love,
Sister Oscarson

​Maggie is a laurel in the ward who goes on team ups with us every single week!! She is absolutely golden and will make an incredible missionary!

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