DID THEY ACTUALLY SAY THAT. If Amy and Chloe serve missions I will just cry. Haha it's the most incredible decision they can make. Only if it's right for them..obviously we know it may not be for them but if they want it then go for it I say!!!! AHHH that makes me SO happy!!!
AHHHH I absolutely love efy!! And you and dad teach so well!! I remember the classes being full!! You two are incredible. And I have heard a lot about camp from everyone's emails AND I think camp can never be bad! ITS ALWAYS INCREDIBLE. But it is, what you make it...so well done girls!! You made it incredible!!! Love LOve LOVEEEE all the photos too!!?
Yes elder eady trained Sam! That's so cool! I will keep my eye out!!
Mum I love hearing you putting yourself out there to bring others up. It's like I said in one of my emails we need to reach out when the natural thing would be to look inwards. Your looking outwards. You saw she needed lifting and you ran that errand for the lord. I love you. Keep being who you are.
Ok are you READY.I KNOW YOU ARE. HERE WE GOOOO.....
SO I HAVE TO START WITH THE GREATEST MIRACLE OF MY WEEK!!!! Our ami who has been being taught for over two and a half years....DRUM ROLL. IS GETTING BAPTISED!!!!!!!!! We taught a lesson all on the temple. And she was explaining to us how much she wants to be sealed with her family in the temple. Because her husband is a member. And they have a 1 year old son!! And she has a goal to go. So we asked "what do you need to do to be sealed with your family?" And she said "I know....(silence) speaking on that. I've decided to be BAPTISED on the 19th of September!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH she said she has asked people to be the witnesses already etc and so we know she is serious this time. She is so incredible. And she has a goal next year to be sealed as a family. I cannot believe I have been able to be a part of her coming unto Christ. I am so grateful. And grateful for all the missionaries who have helped her reach this point.
BUT the thing is because I have been in Lausanne for four transfers now. I have a feeling I may be transferred out next transfer which MEANS I WILL MISS HER BAPTISM. But I know that it's not being there that counts. It's her being BAPTISED that counts. IM SOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!
Ok you can tell I'm excited...so moving on..haha
I've been studying a lot about temples as that is our focus now. And I read from last conference "the blessings of the temple" and president monson says: " hearts that are troubled, hearts that are burdened down with grief, hearts that feel confusion, hearts that plead for help..." They can all find PEACE at the temple. Inside or on the outside, the temple is a place of healing for the heart. It's a place where you feel closer to your Heavenly Father because he resides there. It is his home. I love the temple and studying and focusing on it makes me so much more excited to go when I get home. I want it to be one of the first things I do when I get back. It means so much to me. If you want to feel peace in your heart. Go to the temple. If you needs to feels gods love for you. Go to the temple. If you need guidance and direction in your life. Go to the temple. I know it is the house of God on earth, I know it is so sacred that we need to be sacred enough to enter. It does not mean perfect to enter. But worthy. AHHH I cannot wait.
We have already seen so many miracles from sharing about the temple. An ami accepting baptism. Being able to set up rdvs with people on the street. Giving the temple as a vision to less actives, the temple boosts them. It motivates them to try harder, to become better and worthy enough to enter and be sealed with their families who they love.
Power of the Book of Mormon- we have an ami who finds it hard to listen. But the minute we starting speaking, sharing, teaching and testifying of the Book of Mormon, we got his attention. Silence. And one question "can I read it all?" Of course you can. The Book of Mormon has more power than we think. It is an incredible source of light. It is the truth. And as soon as testify how we know it to be true, others want the same light. I love sharing the Book of Mormon everyday. I know that it is true. I know that it contains the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love to read it and I will continue to read it for the rest of my life, we learn every time we open the book and read with an open sincere intent to learn.
RANDOM THOUGHT- so I can understand spainish, we have a spainish ami and my companion speaks In spainish and I understand and speak in French and she translates. It's soooo crazy! Might as well study spainish after I get a hang of the French good. Anyway...
So in my studies the concept of 'change' has been coming up.i was reading about the change of hearts that alma and the sons of mosiah had. It shows how no matter what the past contains we CAN change and it's always possible. And in the talk "latter day saints keep on trying" he says " as we change...we will find that God indeed cares a lot more about who we ARE and who we are BECOMING than about who we once were..." (Think I've shared that before.. Si c'est vrai désolé)... but anything we know we could be doing better. Or maybe we could be giving more then change and BECOME that better person. We are in control of ourselves. It's all down to us and our choice. Make the choice and I promise you, you will live the blessings. The lord works with a willing heart to change.
MISSION CONFERENCE- it was an incredible conference, there was an incredible spirit!!!!!
It was all on the temple vision. So..
The stake president of the Lyon stake spoke and something I loved was how everyone before they came to this earth knew this doctrine, and accepted it and loved it. As we teach by the spirit we can bring this make to their rememberance and we will find it will have a familiar ring to them.
President brown- he focused on how we need to simply DO what the lord has asked. We have no need to fear. We need to trust in him. Have the vision of our Amis and their posterity dressed in the white at the temple!!
The assistants- spoke on us being holy like the temple. And always keeping the temple standard.
Then all the zone leaders presented and elder spoors and elder price did a great job...not being bias or anything but elder spoors got a lot of laughs!! It was very clever and well done! They spoke on the importance on following up on the commitments we have given. And to just GO FOR IT. So we are just going for it. I love conferences. You come away feeling epic. And just ready to go for it!!!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK-" as we emulate his perfect example (Christ), our hands become his hands, our eyes become his eyes, our heart, his heart... ". As we TRY to love as he did. We find ourselves doing things that he would do if he were here. We start to see others the way he would see them. And we find new capacities to love others as he did or would if he were here walking beside us.
I have included a lot of what I've learnt this week! Haha sorry! It's been a learning week. I LOVE this mission. This week has been another incredible one. As always. I am so excited for this week to just go for it with the temple vision with everyone I come in contact with. I love you all so much!! I am so excited for your holiday...haha!! If you don't get to email...have the GREATEST TIME. Go make the best memories...but not too great without me please people...hahaha just kidding..but seriously though!! Haha!! OH I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!
Have AN INCREDIBLE WEEK!!!
LOVE YOUR ONE AND ONLY....
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