Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Monsoon Season!

It's "monsoon season" here in El Paso, which means a lot of wind and lightning, and a few inches of rain. Even though the rain isn't much by Oregon standards, homes, roofs, and gutters really aren't equipped to accommodate it. We've seen roofs caving in, road closures, and general craziness. This is the road to our 12 o'clock appointment! Not even kidding you!

There are a surprising number of churches out here in Horizon, practically on every corner. As we drive around, we've noticed some familiar artwork up on a few community churches. Here are a few churches we've seen adorned with LDS artwork. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

This week, my little sister got her mission call! She will be serving in the Taiwan Taichung Mission. I'm so happy for her and I can't wait to hear about the incredible things she does in Taiwan! For anyone preparing to serve a full time mission, or for anyone wanting to be more of a missionary in their day-to-day life, I have two words of wisdom for you. 
1. Learn to love the Lord more. How do you do that? It's simple: read his words, counsel with him in prayer, do what he would do.
2. Learn to recognize everyone you meet as a precious son or daughter of God. When we see others as God sees them, we will naturally do everything in our power to help them.

When we drove up to district meeting this week, we couldn't help but stop and take a picture of the missionary fleet.

Believe it or not, we saw this t-shirt for sale in the gas station! It is so true! Serving God is not work; it is an adventure.

And what kind of week would it be without another gorgeous picture of the Texas sky?

Have a wonderful week

Sister Biancardi

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