Sister Sydney Barber

Sister Sydney Barber
Sister Sydney Barber

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


   This week was very very busy, which is very very good. We were able to help President and Sister Warner grade planners and area books in Makakilo and Waipahu zone on Tuesday and Wednesday and then on Thursday we had week plan and then we went to see Zion and Kingston. They are recent converts. Zion is 10 and Kingston is 9. They are SO cute! Then we had our district meeting. We had a pretty packed day. 

Then, on Friday, we were able to get our relief society president, Sister Rowland, and Sister Enos to come out with us. They are so cute, and they know everyone, so it was nice. We were able to meet a lot of LA members and non-members. Then, the bishop in Nanakuli ward introduced us to a girl named Fria. She is 13, and she is marshallese. She is super interested in the church, so we are going to start teaching her, and hopefully her family. 

Travis and Jessica didn't come to church this week, which is especially sad, because Sister Jolley said that her and Sister Hwang had a really good lesson on Saturday (we were on exchanges). Royal came to church though, and so did Payton and Hyrum. They are the sons of one of our members. Their dad is less-active, and refuses to let them get baptized, unless he can do it, but he is living with his girlfriend, and is in and out of church. It's so sad, because we even saw them at a funeral, and Payton and Hyrum seemed so scared to talk to us, because their dad was there. We are teaching them the lessons right now though, so hopefully they will at least have that until their dad lets them get baptized.

The regional broadcast was AmAzInG! Such good talks! I wish that more of our investigators would have been there to see it.

Valentines Day was fun. Our members were so sweet. They gave us so much stuff! We love them to death! I am so grateful for every one of them. 

Final Thought: I tend to be very hard on myself. I expect perfection from myself, which is silly, because I am simply an imperfect person who is striving for perfection. These two quotes from these two amazing women made me feel much better:

    "We must have the courage to be imperfect while striving for perfection."
     - Patricia T. Holland
   "We each do the best we can. My best may not be as good as your best, but it's my best. The fact is that we know when we are doing our best and when we are not. If we are not doing our best, it leaves us with a gnawing hunger and frustration. But when we do our level best, we experience a peace."
   - Marjorie Pay Hinckley

 I hope that you all have a wonderful week! 

      Love, Sister Barber 

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