Thursday, July 26, 2018

Sister ELLA Kennedy

Now serving and learning at the MTC in Mexico City before starting her mission in Ventura, CA.

I know I can't nor would want to save all the emails I might get but this is one I want to remember.


I can´t wait to share with you! You are the first I am emailing because you were the first to email me! So last night I had a break down of sorts. I was having a really hard time memorizing a scripture and just a build up of things like not really enjoying being with girls, and I just started to cry. I didn´t want to open up to my companions, so I went to my memory pouch. It is full of letters, tickets, and slips of paper like a piece of my college acceptance letter, the wrapping of my favorite lemon soda, ect. One of the things I have in there is a picture of Bonpapa. I could remember him holding me on his lap and reading the Carol Masquarade story to me. I prayed to Heavenly Father and asked him if I could talk to him, and all I had the energy to think was I love you I miss you and I remember you, and when I closed the prayer I could feel Bonpapa hugging me. I was an extremely special experience. 

It breaks my heart that you are struggling with something so emotionally draining, I cannot imagine what you must be feeling right now. Your response to it is evidence that you have become like the savior throughout your life.I love you so so much Granny! I will pray for you and Patsy everyday. Im going to the temple today and Im going to memorize that scripture!!! 

I am in a super small district, only 7 people. two sets of elders and my companions and I.
Did I mention I´m in a trio? My companion didnt show up, so I got put with the girls in my casa. They are very sweet people.

One of the boys in my district is EXACTLY like Sam. He looks like sam and is tall, and plays basketball, and is soft spoken. Another Elder is so much like Cody!!! I think God put those two elders in my district for me, because it has been kindof comforting. The one that is like cody, I am not kidding, has codys voice and laugh. It is pretty strange. 

There is so much more I want to tell you! I want you and Grandpa to know that I am doingn my best here, I am obedient to the rules, and truly am experiencing so much joy. I will send some pictures after this email! I absolutly love that phrase, Im going to have to memorize it!!! Oh and just one more thing, my teacher gave me a scripture to read when he found out I was struggling and this is one of the many miracles I´ve expirenced but it kinda blew my mind because the scripture is D&C 24:8. I is my absolute favorite scripture, and he couldnt have known that. It was God telling me that he knows me. 

I love love love you Granny!

D&C 24:8 Be patient in afflictions, for thou shalt have many; but endure them, for, lo, I am with thee, even unto the end of thy days.


Lin Floyd said...

great scripture and lovely email from your missionary!

caleb said...

great job ella praying for you
love caleb

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