Monday August 21
As everyone saw I went and hiked a thousand plus steps today it was awesome. I miss my Idaho mountains though, also I’m jealous I missed the eclipse. There’s a lot of spiders in my apartment so pray for that to just stop.
I’ve been doing an activity where I look for the good in others like qualities, talents, gifts and things that they do and say well and then complimenting them on it. It truly helps us to love everyone as a child of God and to see them how Heavenly Father sees them and loves them as well as turning outward instead of inward.
Alma 62:51 “And they did pray unto the Lord their God continually, insomuch that the Lord did bless them, according to his word, so that they did wax strong and prosper in the land.”
When we serve others, compliment them, pray continually and follow his commandments and the gospel he has given us that He will strengthen us and help us to progress in this life and stay on that path for us to have eternal life with our families.
Tuesday August 22
Alma 60:11 “Behold, could ye suppose that ye could sit upon your thrones, and because of the exceeding goodness of God ye could do nothing and he would deliver you? Behold, if ye have supposed this ye have supposed in vain.”
We have to do our parts in order for God to bless us!
Took a bomb nap today. Cleaning up the area book so the people that are, have been and potentially are interested in learning from the missionaries didn’t have much luck 😦
Wednesday August 23
Man today wasn’t something else. Taught a lesson but this guy is too hung up on his ex girlfriend and that’s all he talks about but he’s super interested in the gospel he just talks all day giving us the “not to do’ s” in relationships lol @ that. We had a member feed us dinner also we got to go to a tennis match for her it was so fun! We love the foltz family they are home away from home 🙂
Also had the best district meeting today, I felt the spirit so strongly.
The Spirit is so amazing because He speaks to us each individually and personally because He knows us and our needs. Heleman 5:30 states “And it came to pass when they heard this voice, and beheld that it was not a voice of thunder, neither was it a voice of a great tumultuous noise, but behold, it was a still voice of perfect mildness, as if it had been a whisper, and it did pierce even to the very soul”
He is a still small voice and if we are caught up in the noises of the world we won’t be able to hear the promptings and comfort He is willing and wants to give us.
Thursday August 24
Today was our service day! We folded clothes and painted at the salvation army! I then made biscuits and pesto today for the soup kitchen! It’s so amazing to be able to see so many different religions work together and have one purpose to help and serve God’s children just like mosiah 18:17 in the Book of Mormon says “And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.”
Friday August 25
So we had a special meeting today where our mission president threw down and rebuked everyone for not being strictly obedient. It was intense. Then I was able to receive a priesthood blessing of comfort and peace. It’s amazing to see how someone who just met me but has the priesthood- the power and authority to act in God’s name gave me such a beautiful blessing of guidance and reassurance. We believe that we have the priesthood that Christ once had and that it’s been restored to the earth today by the prophet Joseph Smith. I am so very grateful for those worthy priesthood holders and than I am able to access those blessings from that.
I encourage you all to read this!
Saturday August 26
Learned how to French braid today which made me super happy. Jesus loves you.
Sunday August 27
Only like 40 people came to church today, it’s so weird I don’t think I’ll ever get used to branch life. The talks and lessons were amazing though talking about eternal marriage in gospel doctrines and its always nice to be able to reflect on expectations I want for my future husband and for myself as a wife and a mother and how as I gain these Christlike attributes like in the video below how that’ll help me prepare to be a wifey and a mom one day soon!