Sunday, October 25, 2015

Return with honor

I'm now living in the heart of freeways, one major one right by our apartment & 2 or 3 others right here also so send your prayers my way so I can soon get them all figured out because we're on them just about everyday for different people we visit. This work down here is totally different than Plano. We do a lot of teaching so more growing pains & stretch marks for me. I'm out of my comfort zone, oh ya forgot I've been out of it for 18 months. It's all good cause I'm doing things I've never done before & I really am learning, growing & trying to fill the measure of my creation. I know Heavenly Father knows more what I can do than I know myself so if I be patient we'll see what happens. Moving was terribly hard to leave my dear friends in Plano but we were able to go to a wedding in Plano on Friday with 2 of my favorite people who have let me be a part of their journey from baptism to their wedding they already have 2 children & a long story between them. I dearly love them. I guess they're no different than lots of my other friends & I haven't run into anyone I haven't loved. I think I told ya about the young girl that got killed they found the man this past week so that helps a little with the tension that everyone has been feeling. It's Zone Conference this Friday & interviews with the President so that's always a great day to be in the presence of everyone especially the young elders & sisters. Some of those that went home last transfer came up to me to tell me goodbye & then they said, "Sister Putnam, see ya when the roses bloom" that brings a smile to my face. I love these young people & have learned so much from them. My thought for the week: I know God has a plan. I pray for direction to follow it, patience to wait on it, & knowledge to know when it comes...Heavenly Father bless me too love others who sin differently than I do.  author unknown. My scripture is Moroni 10:7-18. My heart is filled with love tonight for all mankind & my prayers are that we may forgive one another & turn our hearts from hate to love & remember we're all working to return to our heavenly home with honor.  Love Sister Putnam

Monday, October 19, 2015


Well it's been awhile since I've updated you all on my life down here in the big state of Texas. Things are going great & I have a new address to share just in case anyone feels so inclined to write or send me a bill or anything else. 2829 Franklin Dr. apt #1603  Mesquite, Tx 75150. I received a phone last Monday morning as we were going to the Arboretum down in Dallas with our home evening group & she said, "Sister Putnam, you are being transferred & you need to be at the transfer meeting in the morning at 10:00 to find out where & who your new companion will be. It's something like waiting for Christmas to come. I've been in Plano for most  16 months out of my 18 mts so it's pretty hard to leave those people I love but heck I was here for 5 weeks a year ago & even remember some of the people in church yesterday. I love these people also, it doesn't really matter to me where I'm serving it's all the Lord's work where ever. There was an 18 yr old girl who went to the church for Missionary Prep class last week & ended up dead at the hands of someone. It was the chapel we were in last night to a president's fireside so you could feel her spirit her funeral was held on Friday. Her father was the Bishop, just one more sad story in life's journey. I'm so thankful for the knowledge we have of life after we leave this earth & know that we will be together again someday. Well I just took the garbage out, found a sliver of the moon & the sun setting so it doesn't get any better than that. Only difference between here & Randolph's moon is there's always an airplane going in front or behind or just below the moon. I have grown to love watching the airplanes & wondering where they're going & who's loved ones is on it. My little thought, Did you ever think about the repentance process involving all three members of the Godhead? We go to Heavenly Father in prayer to confess & ask forgiveness; forgiveness is made possible & occurs through the Atonement of Jesus Christ (sanctification- being made clean), & then the third part of the process is justification- The Holy Ghost is the one who lets us know that we have been forgiven & that we are sanctified.  (Jill Antuar.) My scripture is 1 Nephi 22: 30-31. Love ya'll  Sister Putnam