Wednesday, October 1, 2014

This week in the life of Sister Broadbent...

We got caught in a rain storm,
got a little wet... :)
Hey, y'all! I hope this message finds you in good spirits. I have been in Myrtle Beach a little over a week now, and I love it! It has been so good to be able to get out and teach again. Even though I feel like I need to go through training again... It has been very rainy this past week. It seems like it went straight from summer into winter! It will probably stay rainy where it is hurricane season and we are right by the ocean. I have seen the ocean, haven't gone to it yet. I have been blessed in the areas I have served. They are all so very different in so many ways, but I am grateful for them all. 

I hope y'all got to watch the women’s broadcast that was on Saturday. It was fantastic. If you didn't get a chance to watch it, you can find it on I highly recommend it.

This week me met a man named Mike Link. He is great. He reads the things we give him, multiple times. When he reads he says he has a settled feeling about it all. He says, "The more I learn, the more it makes sense." He is scheduled to get baptized the beginning of November. So, we will work towards that. Sister Stolworthy found him right before I got here. He is married and they have 7 kids.

We also met the sweetest lady. She just recently went to the temple and moved here from Conway. She is so sweet. She is feeding us three times this month, but she can't really afford it. I'm not sure what we will do. She came to church on Sunday and looked so happy to be there. I am excited to get to work with her. 

Me and Sister Stolworthy
I have been thinking a lot about my mission thus far lately, and all the different, crazy experiences I have had. I hit my year mark this week. I can't believe I have been a missionary that long. It feels so much shorter, yet so much longer at the same time. I have learned that we can never truly plan what is going to happen in our lives. Life is unpredictable and it can turn completely around in just a few minutes; sometimes because of our choices, and sometimes because of others' choices. It is extremely important that no matter the changes that may occur- rapidly or slowly- that we define and remember who our foundation is upon. When we build our foundation on Jesus Christ, like it says in Heleman 5:12, we can withstand the unpredictability that is life. We can stay strong and grow from the experiences in our lives if we center them on the Savior, Jesus Christ. In some instances it is much easier said than done, but in ALL instances it is the best option. 

Be good. Be strong. Be obedient. Be happy. 

Have a great week!
Love, Sister Broadbent :) 

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