week fifty: it’s the mormonz

Hello hello lovely people!! Wow oh wow it’s been a rollercoaster of a week. But I could say it over and over again, being a missionary is the best thing in the whole world.

So our week started off a little crazy. We were getting a car wash and then got gas at the end of P-day, and then we were headed to go contact a referral. As soon as we pull away from the gas pump, we notice that our car is off kilter and we have a flat tire. We get out to check and the rim had completely popped off. Hahah great…so much for contacting that referral. It was a pretty crazy night, we were yelled at by a man who had offered to help us but we said politely said no, and we spent the rest of the night at Pepboys. A little crazy. But I’m so grateful we were able to get a new tire.

Tuesday we had President Interviews. It’s always a delight to visit with President Taggart. I’m so grateful to have him as a mission president! He really emphasized President Nelson’s talk from general Conference. I love the quote, "Saints can be happy under every circumstance. We can feel joy even while having a bad day, a bad week, or even a bad year! My dear brothers and sisters, the joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives." It’s so true. When our focus is on the gospel, we can always have joy.

Sunday was so awesome. Before church, Angela was able to get her Patriarchal Blessing. It’s just amazing to see her moving along the covenant path. She was beaming and just on such a spiritual high after her blessing, it was awesome. Then in sacrament meeting, she gave her first talk!! And it was so amazing. She spoke about the scriptures and what they mean to her, and the importance of having both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. She has such a solid testimony of the restored gospel and its inspiring to me.

Well, transfers happened this week! My time in Anaheim has come to a close. I am whitewashing (when both missionaries coming in are new to the area) the Placentia Ward with Sister Paulson. I’ve served around Sister Paulson in both Garden Grove, and Anaheim. She is from Orem, Utah and is an incredible missionary, I am so excited to be serving with her. Also it is her last transfer, so I am going to try to learn as much from her as I can with our 6 weeks together. I am so grateful for the 6 months that I had to serve in the Anaheim 1st Ward. There was so much growth and progression, with me and with the ward. I left the area and the ward exactly the way I had hoped to. I love the people there and I will miss them dearly, but I’m ready for this next chapter of my mission!

The gospel is so true. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

All my love,

Sister Martinez

Flat tire fun

Mouth cookies

Anaheim zone!

My district!

Saying goodbye to Angela!

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