Friday, April 8, 2016

To Love as Christ Loves

This week has been well one of a kind.

Monday's are the typical...same old same ole' funny how we get into those kind of patterns with our lives... Laundry, shopping, emailing, that's about all we ever do.

Tuesday, we spent most of our day helping get things together for new beginnings.

I have learned a lot this transfer from being with my companion. Honestly I'm not sure how Christ or Heavenly Father love all of us to be honest, sometimes loving myself is hard enough....loving my companion is sometimes even harder. But yet Christ is the perfect leader and he loves us all collectively but individually as well, and perfectly at that. Some days I truly wish I could see things His way, maybe then I could understand. It's crazy because I can love a stranger but sometimes those closest to me I struggle with. The mission has taught me that it's okay to be independent but that we will all be dependent to some degree-hopefully always with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ....and how even with those around us we need them as much as they need us. I remember once when I was about 16, one of the sister missionaries and I were talking as we drove down the street she was saying "everyone desires to be loved and to love" I remember telling her I didn't need anyone to love me-stubborn 16yr old look at my short life up to this point and I know I wouldn't be here if others hadn't loved me helped me have a glimpse of my potential. I know now that it is true.

We had a snow day. So new beginnings got cancelled. We cleaned and began painting at the Cardio (town gym) it was also Abby Henries bday!! So happy late bday!

District meeting was so good. After we had lunch at Wendy's with the Sidney sisters! Our dinner was stuck in there home so we crashed someone else's dinner and ate with them. I truly love that family! We spent an hour waiting in the waiting room at the hospital. So my companion could met with a doctor, do a blood test and everything to only be told she's dying or cancer.....jk sorry I know that's not funny but she was told she has allergies. -her symptoms just don't match up all the way.

Friday we drove to Scottsbluff because my companion wanted a blessing.

Saturday and Sunday was general conference. We spent Saturday morning trying to set up to watch it, listen to it on the iPad, to bad the wifi sucks so we missed the first hour. We were late to every session of conference. But my testimony was strengthened. I'm now trying to figure out what I need to do for the next 6 months of my life, goals, and etc. I had a lot of favorite things about conference....

Elder Holland

"Keep trying. Keep trusting. Keep believing. Keep growing. Heaven is cheering you on today, tomorrow, and forever."

President Monson

"As we contemplate the decisions we make in our lives each day—whether to make this choice or that—if we choose Christ, we will have made the correct choice."

President Uchtorf

"If you cannot say you know God is there, you can hope that He is. You can desire to believe. That is enough to start."

I just want to end by saying I love this area. I love the people, I love this gospel. And most of all I love the Lord. I spent much time reflecting on my why I'm on a mission. I know this gospel is true. I know Joseph Smith saw God the father and Jesus Christ. I know the gospel does bring us peace and happiness, amongst all the things we go through in this life. I know God loves us!! That gives me hope every day to keep going. Christ is the Savior of each of us!! How great is that!! He knows us and loves us. I hope each of you never forget that.

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