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My 18 Month Adventure 

Well this is it! I get set apart as a missionary of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints tonight! I will report to the MTC tomorrow afternoon and learn there until May 22 which is when I will head to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! 


I’ve never been so excited yet nervous for anything in my entire life, everyone please pray for me and those in my emails!

I know the church is true with my whole heart and if you’d like to learn more check out Mormon.org or email me!

My email is faith.higley@myldsmail.net!

I will be able to email on mondays my preparation day or “P day”.


My sister Hope and my mom Rebecca will help keep up my blog with a weekly update or aka my mission emails! 

Thank you all for the love, support, prayers and kind words. This is going to be an amazing experience and I’d love for you to all hear about it!

The church is true I know it with all my heart. President Monson is a true prophet, Joseph Smith restored the true church, the Book of Mormon is full of truth, light and knowledge. This is the only true church and it will bless you and bring so much happiness to your life.

See you in 18! ❤️

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Choose The Right

Yes I chose to serve a mission but that’s not all of it.

What does “serving a mission” really mean?

I’m choosing to serve the Lord. I’m choosing to serve His people. I’m choosing to put my life, schooling and job and other opportunities on hold for the next year and a half of my life. I’m choosing to make sacrifices. I’m choosing to put everyone else before me. I’m choosing to love and to humble myself. I’m choosing to learn, grow and change. I’m choosing to learn to love my God more than anyone else and to always put Him first. I’m choosing to strengthen my testimony.

I’m choosing to do the scariest, most stressful yet wonderful and happy experience of my life.

I’m choosing to serve a mission. 

I didn’t want this, I didn’t choose this path for me God did but it’s my jobs to choose to follow His will and to trust in Him that whatever plans I had in store, that His are way better.

A lot may question why 18/19 year old young men and young women would go to a place that’s foreign to them, learn a language they’ve never heard of and leave behind their family, friends, work, schooling and life for 18-24 months.

There isn’t just one reason but many…

 To share the truth

The gospel is true. The gospel brings hope, light, happiness, peace, comfort and love to all those who are humble enough to accept it.

Selflessness 

I know what families can be together forever, what comfort this sweet sentence gives. How can I go about my life knowing that so many people don’t have this knowledge? So many others in the world believe that after this life is over, we are over. However that is not true, we are much more than that, we are eternal beings. We can be sealed together for time and all eternity. This knowledge can bring so much peace and comfort to everyone who believes in it defeating heart break and sorrow.


To share true and everlasting happiness 

Nothing in my entire 19 years of living has made me happier than the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Nothing has ever made more sense or comforted me more than this gospel and nothing ever will. 


To teach forgiveness 

We believe that Christ atoned for OUR sins. He suffered, bled and died on the cross for US. Christ lives, He was resurrected and He LIVES today. Through the power of the atonement and repentance we can be forgiven no matter what we have done. We don’t have to carry around that heavy burden because Christ will carry it for us, He died for us so that He would not only know, feel and understand what we are going through but so that He could help us through it because He will never leave us alone.


The church is true. I know it, I live it and I LOVE it.

Visit https://www.mormon.org to learn more.

Stay in tune for my missionary blog posts starting next week. 

Posted in Friendship, Gospel related, Love

Random Acts Of Service 

Recently I’ve been hanging out with one of my old friends a lot, and we’ve been struggling of finding fun things to do together.
I had the idea to do random acts of kindness/service for those serving in the temple, but really you can just do it anywhere!


It was really simple we just cut up some notebook paper and started writing inspiring and kind quotes and encouraging scriptures on them.


Before we knew it we probably had over 50, we even watched Lilo & Stitch in the process. We then drove to the temple and placed them randomly on people’s cars. We totally underestimated how many cars there were and wished we had notes for everyone, but now we know for next time!

We then sat and watched for a little while. This couple came out and we saw them grab the note and smiles flashed across their face and then they hugged each other. They then took a picture with them and the note and happily left.

That made our whole night. Seeing how happy you can make someone by a simple gesture is just the best thing in the entire world.


Here’s some random acts of service ideas for your Friday night date night or girls night out!

  1.  Write kind/loving  notes or letters for your friends, family, roommates
  2. Write thank you notes for a teacher, police man, mail main, UPS/FedEx worker, fire fighter, a dr/nurse or a solider over seas
  3. Text or call a friend or family member something kind
  4. Give compliments to everyone
  5. Donate old clothes
  6. Donate to a food bank
  7. Make lunches for the homeless
  8. Pay for someone’s food in a drive thru or restaurant, pay it forward
  9. Leave $5 in a red-box movie or $1 on a vending machine so someone can grab a snack!
  10. Take flowers to a nursing home or hospital (for patients or nurses).
  11. Wash your roommates dishes for them
  12. Donate your blood during a blood drive
  13. Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  14. Help a friend with a task
  15. Donate books
  16. Smile at everyone you see
  17. Volunteer at an animal shelter
  18. Babysit for free
  19. Make a meal for someone in need
  20. Bake cookies for your neighbors
  21. Make a care package for someone in need
  22. Sign up to be an organ donor
  23. Pick up liter
  24. Pay for a strangers library fee
  25. Buy groceries for the person behind you
  26. Donate old toys
  27. Give someone a hug

Places to leave kind notes

  1. The temple
  2. Churches
  3. The hospital
  4. Nursing homes
  5. Campus- on cars or in classrooms
  6. Apartment complexes
  7. Businesses
  8. Roommates door/friends apartments
  9. Elementary, middle & high schools
  10. Library
  11. The gym
  12. Schools 
  13. Anywhere!
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March 2017

Found some family names to do temple work for ❤️

Girls party!

Made kind notes for those serving ❤️

Crafted tons ☺️

Took some pics with a friend


Another girls party! Made some bath bombs, stay in tune for instructions on how to make them!


Went on a hike!


Fed some ducks at the nature park 

Went to Salt Lake & Comic Con 😍


GOT MY MISSION CALL! I will be serving as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints laboring in the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania mission from May 2017- November 2018 ❤️❤️



Finally got a picture with the sisters, I love them so much! 

Took some pics 


Check out my Mormon.org profile along with many others!

https://www.mormon.org/me/KNQH

I went through the temple, so grateful that my family able to go through with me 💕

Posted in Gospel related, Love

Life Is Not As Bad As It Seems


These past 2 weeks have been nothing but difficult. I remembering not being able to fall asleep because how much was racing through my mind. I would wake up sad and would struggle to have the desire to get up and out of bed. 

I would be sad all day long. I would just think about what my life would be if things had gone the way that I thought they were supposed to go, the way I wanted them to go.

I cried to the Lord asking why He was not here with me, I would plead for the strength and happiness to carry on just with one day. I questioned why things were so hard and why they were the way they were. 

Today as I was sitting in fast and testimony meeting and I was thinking about these past couple weeks. Though I’m still sad and having a hard time I realized that these past couple week, weren’t as hard as I thought. I realized that life wasn’t as bad as I thought it was, that God was there for me. He was with me the whole time. I was never alone. If it weren’t for Him I wouldn’t have had the strength everyday to accomplish the things I did.

Without Him, I would be broken. I would be nothing. With Christ you can accomplish so much more and feel so much more happiness.


Our loving Christ was sacrificed for our broken hearts not only just our sins. He died for us so He would know and feel what hard times we have to go through in this life, so that we don’t have to go through them alone.

During a trial in your life, you will feel alone, sad and unloved. You will feel like everything in your life has been turned upside down. You will feel hurt and broken. 


Jesus Christ knows how you feel. When you look back you will know that He will not leave you alone. You will know that He was there the whole time loving you, supporting you and cheering you on. 


You are never alone, and when you look back you will realize that things were never as hard as they seemed because He was by your side holding your hand and guiding you to the path of righteousness and happiness back to Him.

I bear my testimony that as we make Christ the center of our lives we will be blessed. We can serve Him by serving his people and we will be blessed. I know the church is true and that our Father in Heaven knows and loves us. I know that we are never truly alone. I know that if we pray that He will answer them. I know that we are loved. I know that Christ lives.

Posted in Gospel related, Love

God LOVES Us ALL

Love these pictures . . . 10 different pictures of Jesus with children. Precious!:

This week has been awful, and it’s only Monday.

I’ve been struggling with my relationships with those closest to me, got yelled at by a roommate, failed a quiz i needed go do good on for a class im doing awful in, my mission papers are taking FOREVER, i’m not able to find a job and i have felt more alone than i have in my entire life.

I’ve cried about 5 times alone today.

Sad, alone, lost and confused is how i would describe myself. I have way too much time on my hands and unfortunately i spend that time thinking of all the things going wrong in my life instead of being grateful like i should be.

I often wonder where my Heavenly Father is in my times of need. Why isn’t my life better? Why am i so sad? Why do i feel so alone?  Why are things not working out for me? Why am i not good enough?

I’ve been doing everything I’ve supposed to be doing. I read my scriptures, say my prayers and do my best everyday to be kind and loving. So why am i facing these problems? This isn’t fair.

Then this poem i read once came to mind.

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It was a comfort to me.

We may feel alone but we aren’t. He is always with us. Jesus  Christ was sacrificed for our sins, he knows and felt what we are going through. He understands. He died for us so that we would not have to go through this life and our problems with it alone. He died for us so someone understood our pain, trials and hard times. He died for us so we could be happy in this life and the next and return back to our loving Heavenly Father.

“We are not and never need be alone. We can press forward in our daily lives with heavenly help.” Elder David A. Bednar #ldsconf #quotes Elder Bednar #ldsconf #quotes:

God will send people to help you. He will bless you with the comfort of the spirit. He will bless you with those people around you to be an aid for you.

God impresses people to act and say the things they say, hardly is it by accident. Ever get that feeling that you need to text that friend you haven’t seen in a while to see how they’re doing? Or to just tell someone close to you that you love them? They probably need it whether they admit it or not. Next time you have that impression or prompting, always act on it.

We are blessed with so many tender mercies. Most the time they’re so subtle that we don’t even recognize them, so keep your eyes open and be aware.

A couple weeks ago i had posted on Facebook how i was looking for a job, no luck. Today i had 2 completely different people think about me and take time from their day to share with me some job postings they had seen. It was probably nothing to them but it was everything to me. It meant so much that they had thought about me.

Another thing. After writing this post I opened my scriptures. Verse 3 and 4 were such a blessing to me. God knew this is what I needed to read.

“For after much tribulations come the blessings….” verse 4 begins.


God will never ever leave you alone though you may feel it. Pray to him and ask him of the love and comfort that you are needing. Seek guidance and counsel for your life. Draw close to him by prayer, scripture study and serving those around you.

LDs Quotes: "The first, the middle and the last thing to do is pray.":

You might feel, as do i that this trial will never end, that things will never get better, that you will never be truly happy again. Humble yourself. Love God and love those around you. Accept and live His will. Search, ponder and pray. Read your scriptures. Serve. Have faith and trust in Him. Do anything to prevent yourself from focusing on all the negative things in your life and try to focus on the positive.

LostBumblebee 2013- COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS V2 - Free Printable - for Thanksgiving:

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Love Day Reminder


Valentines day isn’t only just about having a S.O. to spend the day with.

Valentines day is a day where you can show everyone around you love. Your roommates, friends, family and even your mailman for heavens sake!

It should not be called singles awareness day either. Today shouldn’t be about if you’re in a relationship or not, and if it does bother you that much go ahead if you’re single then buy yourself a box of chocolate and roses and say they’re from a secret admirer.

Don’t be bitter. Don’t be sad.  Don’t be angry or jealous or mad.

Today is the day of love.

Everyday you should love yourself, your friends and family.

Today is a great holiday because it’s one day of the year you can go out and make the day special for anyone to make them feel loved.

So take advantage of it!

Happy Valentines Day.