Monday, January 18, 2016

 The Final Update:

And all too soon, the end has come. 

18 Months ago, I walked into the Provo Missionary Training Center and officially began my mission in Washington Everett. I have been able to meet  some of my favorite people in the whole world and have loved the opportunity to serve and teach people about the gospel of Jesus Christ.
 I have come to understand more than ever before the love that Heavenly Father has for each one of us. He truly is our loving Father in Heaven and has created a plan for us to return to Him. Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer and it is through Him we can return to live with Him. The Atonement is so real and is there for every one of us! Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can be cleansed and healed and become the person Heavenly Father would have us be. We truly can become like Him and receive all the blessings Heavenly Father has in store for us. I know the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored and this is the same exact Church Christ established when He was here. I know we are led by a living prophet who receives revelation to guide and direct God's people. I know that the Priesthood is the power and authority of God and is found in the Church. In the temple, we can be sealed together with our families for all time and eternity. 

I am so thankful for all the things I have learned and how much my testimony has grown. I am thankful for all the experiences I have had that have brought me to understand just a little of the love Heavenly Father has for us. 
And I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Sister Tennant

Friday, January 8, 2016

What a last couple of weeks! 

Between the mission Christmas conference, Christmas, and New Year's, we really haven't had a normal PDay until today. So over the course of the last two weeks, we have had:

Baptisms postponed
New missionary Orientation
The Lake Steven's sisters (our roommates) in a car wreck
Our car broke down
Emergency Exchanges
Armar Reunion with all previous Armar members
Out of Miles
Had to take 3 Trips to Everett (Couple more coming)
Baptism chaos
No real P Day (Which wouldn't be an issue but we hadn't been shopping in two weeks) 
5 pm Curfew on New Years Eve and New Years Day
The Lights of Christmas in Stanwood
Zone Conference- I instructed and bore my testimony. It's not a good day when it's your turn to bear your testimony at zone conference. 
Merged schedules with the Quad while our car was in the shop
The sisters accidentally locking themselves outside in the snow for half an hour while Sister Jackson and I were in the showers.

It is a good life being a missionary

Also, finally got to go to Target for the first time on my mission and use those two gift cards I've had the whole time. Literally have not had a Target in my area ever.

Love, Sister Tennant

Christmas Card Photos with the Sisters


Finally going to Target!!