Well, they put me back with Sister Nybo (from Salem, UT) whom I served with in Gig Harbor and we had a terrible time getting along back then, but I think that we've both grown so much and I think this time around will definitely be better and we'll be more effective missionaries. I also have another companion from the Phillipines and her name is Sister Directo. She is actually a Temple Square missionary here on her proselyting portion of her mission. I can already tell that I really love her spirit :)
This past week we met with a PMF and he felt that he had to tell us what his spirit told him about our spirits. Sounds weird I know, but just hear me out! He said that I had a very strong spirit and that people are drawn to me because my strength provides strength for them. He said that I was very determined, and that it is because of these qualities that I am meant to have amazing success in my mission and in my life. WOOWWWW.
I was blown away. He said that he had this gift of discerning spirits but that he hardly ever used it anymore because it weirded people out. I thought it was incredible though. :)
This past week, we had a mission tour which is when one of the general authorities come to the mission and talks to us about the work, how we can improve, etc. Well, I was one of the five that was chosen out of the whole mission to talk to the authority and I asked him questions about how I could endure to the end well. He told me that it's the little things that make the biggest difference; If I ever stop praying, studying or going to the temple, than I have stopped enduring well. The temple is a major blessing, one that I didn't realize or take advantage of before the mission. I will never let that happen again.
Man alive, I've achieved something I never thought I would . . . I am fully devoted to the work, through and through. I love The Lord so much and I have determined that there is nothing that will keep me from reaching my eternal potential.
Love you all!
-Sister Emily McRae