Sister Elliott’s Address

12951 Briar Forest
Apt. #1203
Houston, TX. 77077

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Missionary Letter December 7th 2015

Momma,

Did you watch the Christmas devotional last night? If not, go check it out! It was amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚
Also, did you see who said the opening prayer????
My favorite talk was by Elder Bednar. He always gives great insight and I loved to visualize the experience from that perspective, so powerful!

This weekend our Bishop and his Brother (and their family and community) put on a live nativity. It was a great experience and we had a great turn out.

We had so many blessings this week! We found 5 new investigators. 2 are Farsi speaking and 2 are Swalihi speakers. I tell you, this area is so diverse- it is amazing! I love it.

Sorry I don’t have time to write more today, but I love you and I hope that you all have a wonderful week!

LOVE,
Sister Elliott

Missionary Letter week of November 30th 2015

Momma,

Transfer calls came this morning and blessing!- Sister Tafiti and I get to stay together ๐Ÿ™‚ I really have been so blessed with such amazing companions during my whole mission. I have just gained 8 new best friends. (plus about 500 others!) I really am in awe with how blessed I am. There are so many amazing people that have taught, and loved me throughout my mission.

It looks like y’all had a great Thanksgiving! We also had a really good Thanksgiving here.

In the morning we got together with our District and played some basketball. It was way too much fun! I got chastised for lying because I warned them that I wasn’t very good… but then out of nowhere I was sinking every basket! It was a Thanksgiving miracle! ๐Ÿ™‚

Because there are so many missionaries leaving throughout the month of December to go home early for school and Christmas, we had our departing temple trip this Friday. It was fun to go with the other missionaries that came into the mission around the same time as me. There were 33 of us altogether, so it was a really big group. We had a great session, took some photos outside, and then went to eat Pizza.

I hope that you have a great week!

Love you!

Sister Elliott

Letter from week of November 23rd 2015

Momma,

The Elders in our ward had a baptism this weekend that we helped out with. She is 84 years old and is one of the sharpest women I have ever met! She is amazing. You would never have known that she wasn’t a member her whole life. We had the privilege of helping her prepare for her baptism and then spend time with her on the way to stake conference yesterday. (Our stake center is about 35 minutes away). We sat up in the very front because she is hard of hearing and has implants, but I think it helped me to focus more.
It was an amazing conference! It was all about missionary work, so how could I not love it? They had 3 youth speakers that are leaving on their missions soon. Two of them have been members for less than 2 years. The other one is from El Salvador and just arrived to the USA not too long ago because her father died unexpectedly and her and her sister had no more family in El Salvador. They came to the states to meet and live with their mother. One girl is the only member in her family. All three of them had powerful testimonies of the restored gospel and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. They all understand what their call to serve a mission is about- bringing others to Christ.

This Thanksgiving season, I hope that you can take a few minutes and offer a prayer of Gratitude for all your many blessings. I have been learning that when we acknowledge our gratitude, our faith increases. When we give thanks for all our blessings, we are blessed even more. Isn’t God so good?!

I want to tell you how thankful I am for you, for dad, and for our whole family. You help me to learn who God is, who my Savior is, and who I am. You make me do the hard things that give me opportunities to learn for myself. You stand by me in all of my ambitions, goals and dreams. You teach through example. You have always given me everything that I need to be successful in life, and in eternity. You love me. I am so grateful that you are my family, and I love you so much. I am so grateful for you.

Love,
Sister Elliott

Texas Houston South Mission