Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Hello! This week was really great! We had another week where we got to spend a lot of time in the area, which is always nice because you have time to see all of the people you need to see. It helps when you have great support from the ward and from the zone- our awesome zone leaders just texted us to tell us that we had a really great week. So nice.
We got to celebrate Sister Brough's birthday this week. Again, you all know how much I love birthdays. I made her this sweet tie-dye cake (kind of similar to those cupcakes I made for one of Marisa's birthdays) and we decorated her apartment. Try decorating an apartment in the dark at 6 in the morning. It's not the easiest!
I gave a training in district meeting this past week on how the apostasy makes the restoration appear more brilliant. I thought it was an awesome topic, which was nice because the topics I've been given for past trainings that I've given have always been really ridiculous or weird. I bought everyone mini flashlights and tied a quote about how the restoration is the light to the apostasy's darkness. I just tried to think about what mom would do haha. Did I do ok, Mom?
Our Trail Center training was really neat this week. All of the senior couples had a different part of the gallery assigned to them and they each had 5 minutes to teach us more about the history of that section. I think that the point was to solely focus on the history, not on the religious or faith aspect of it. But as they taught us about the history, it was impossible for them to not teach about the faith that the pioneers had. It is so intertwined! I think that is simply because every decision they made was an outgrowth of their desire to follow Christ. They knew they had made covenants with and decided to follow Him, so every action reflected that. Why aren't our lives like that?? If we made every decision based off of how we could follow Christ more fully, we would lead very different lives.
We taught our investigator Amy on Saturday. She has been having so many struggles thrown her way, so we decided to have a lesson focused on the healing power of the Atonement. We read out of Alma 7 and taught her about ways we can access that power. As we stood to leave, she looked at us and thanked us for coming, and then said that she felt like a burden had been lifted from her shoulders. THAT is the power of the Atonement. THAT is how we feel when we give it over to Christ and let Him do the healing. I loved that simple example of the Spirit touching her heart.
Well, time to head back out into the snow. I guess Heavenly Father just wanted to make sure that I got a full Nebraska winter, right?!?
I love you all so much. I am so grateful for you and for your love and support!!!
Love, Sister Farnsworth

1 comment:

  1. Although I will be happy for you to be home, I will miss your missionary blog and the way you have inspired me and helped to make me a better person by reading your comments. You are so full of the spirit, Alli, and you are a true light to so many. Love ya, girl! Finish strong.