Sister Alyson Cook
Good (Insert time of day you are reading this) Everyone! I hope you're having a fantastic time wherever you are. And if you're not, I hope that you can change it!
This week has felt like I ran a marathon spiritually/mentally. We are so blessed to be busy in this area. We are all so tired, and it feels so good! It means Ive been accomplishing the task of serving the Lord with all my heart might mind and strength and there is truly no better feeling than that.
Ive decided I want to have a berry farm. In our outside time, we have been exploring the wooded PA terrain, and with me being a desert dweller, I am largely captivated by the lush foliage that seems to grow on every surface that holds still long enough. (My companions laugh at me during walks because I'm picking flowers and leaves to press) One of the many miracles of nature is wild berries! We've found wild black raspberries, wild black berries, and wild strawberries. And with a bag of frozen berries costing close to $8 at wally world, we've taken it upon ourselves to take advantage of what God has given us. Ive been living my best hunter-gatherer life and picking berries! (Before anyone emails me yelling at me to be careful about what I eat in nature, I promise these berries are good. We've eaten so many we surly would have been dead by now if they were poisonous.)
Ive also decided I want to be as cool as the dude we saw on our way to the store. Everything was normal expect one thing. This man had an iguana just chillin on his arm out of the open window. Just sitting there basking. When asked what the name of the said iguana, he replied "I don't know. I call him a different name everyday."
Ive decided that I need to have more Charity. I was reading in 1 Corinthians 13, and the first verse really packed a punch. "1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not acharity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal." Nothing I say as a missionary matters unless I have Charity. That's some pretty powerful stuff! It legit felt like I had been slapped across the face. It's something I need to have more of, for the rest of my life!
Thank you all for all your support and patience. I love you all!