Little by little, I am starting to see that there is a reason that I had these 3 months in Ohio before my mission! This past week, I had the amazing opportunity to hear from Elder Holland with the rest of the missionaries in the area. I got to shake his hand and listen to him speak for over an hour! It was truly such a blessing, and so much of it was exactly what I needed to hear as I am preparing for the Philippines.
Then, at the end of that week I got to go to Zion's Camp!! It was a weekend in Kirtland with Sister Dalton and other Young Single Adults from all over the Eastern United States. Sister Dalton was awesome, and gave us such great council. I hadn't appreciated living near Kirtland until this weekend! There were groups from Virginia, Wisconsin, Ohio, D.C., and Illinois! I actually met a returned missionary from the Philippines, Sam! She was such a tender mercy and gave me a heads up on so much that I'm going to see over there. My favorite advice she gave was, "Just become a Filipino!" She made me so excited!! I also had such a blast with Emily. She is such a sweet heart and I feel like we grew so much closer over the weekend!
Life is good in Kirtland!!