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Eight Months In To My Mission

Eight Months In To My Mission
Editor’s note: Many are familiar with my daughter, Sara Arkell, also known as The Piano Gal. Sara has been called to serve in the New York Syracuse Mission. This is a series on her weekly letters that we will be posting on the site for those who wish to follow along with her mission. You can read her previous emails here.

Hola mi amigos!! I try to come up with different ways to start my emails but it’s a struggle! 

This week was pretty slow & we had a lot of lessons fall through which was a little disappointing but that’s okay! 
The weather was so nice this week which was a huge blessing!  I didn’t have to wear my big coat & I felt so much lighter. There’s also a lot more people outside on nice days so we get to have more conversations which is great! There was also a GORGEOUS sunset that looked like the sky was on fire! 
sara arkell sunset
A cool miracle from this week!! Every Wednesday night, we gather on Zoom as a mission to share miracles we’ve had from the past week. The Sisters serving in Auburn (my last area!!!) shared a miracle and I was a main part in it! They started teaching a girl who said she had been following me on Instagram and wanted to learn more about the church because of how relatable or normal I seemed so she reached out to the missionaries! That made me so happy!!
I later looked and found that I had reached out to her back in January when I was in Rome and planted some “seeds”. God works in mysterious ways!! A lot of times as missionaries we don’t see the final effect of the small things we do so it was cool to see! Social media is such a great tool for missionary work!!
Just wanted to say how much I love my companion, literally so grateful for her!!! We get along so well. We’ve been together for over 3 months now & haven’t had a single big argument so that’s a huge blessing  God knew I needed her! Sister Thompson is the BEST. I chopped her hair today which was so fun!! 
My 8 month mark was this week! I say this all the time but time flies. So fast. I remember when my trainer hit 8 months and it seemed forever away. But now I’m there! Ahh crazy!
Also I finished writing a song called “Find Joy” this week & I’m honestly so excited about it! We’re going to start working on a music video. Be looking for it coming in the next couple months! 
I love you all!! Living the gospel brings true JOY. It’s not always the easiest route because the pressures of the world are pretty strong but it is the simplest one. God wants us to be happy! We are when we follow Him & do everything we can to come to know Him! 
Have the best week!! – Sister Arkell