Hello Family and Friends!Another scorching hot, but great week in Chi Town!
As we went over the parable of the Ten Virgins this week in District Meeting, it really hit me that the oil of conversion cannot be borrowed. As you come on mission, you are testifying of dozens of things eight or nine times a day. You can't testify of something you don't already know about. We have to convert ourselves, save up our oil, so that one day we can testify of the gospel - whether it be about the cleansing power of the Atonement, the reality of God's love for each of us, or of the Book of Mormon. The oil of conversion cannot be borrowed.
I love this gospel with everything I have, and my heart grows more fond of it every day. The church is true!
xoxo Sister Richards
We call our house the celestial kingdom because it's the nicest house in the mission. Here is my bed with the african sun shining through the windows. Doesn't it look celestial?
The African Sunset
My favorite kids in our area! They're trying to teach me shona.
We are not allowed to hold babies on mission, unless the people would be offended. And we were not about to say no to this Gogo (grandma) who handed us this newborn baby, because she didn't speak a work of english, so we didn't know how to! So we took advantage of the opportunity and took pics.
The tan. The tan is real.
Sazda and fish. Mmm. Tasted just about as good as it looks. But the spirit helped get that down.