Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Studying the Savior's Life

This week has been great. I am learning so much. I am learning how to better teach people, souls, sons and daughters of God. not lessons. I am learning how to plan effectively, how to organize an area, how to better work with leaders. How to be positive and be a better disciple of the Lord. Sister O. is a wonderful companion, as have been my other companions. I am trying to soak up everything.
As I was studying this morning I was reading from the manual in LDS gospel library called "Teaching in the Savior's Way". It goes along with our Mission Vision Statement and it changed my studies!  But as I read in Alma 20 the Lord seemed so much closer to me as He spoke to Ammon.

I understand I must strive to become more like him and by so doing, I will have more love and a sincere desire to help others come to Him. Studying the Savior's life and of His atonement is essential to better understand our roles. I cannot believe I've come to understand this until now. I will try to implement this in my daily studies from now on.

Press Forward

Letter from Feb. 26

El miercoles tuvimos cambios y ahora estoy en mi nueva area con mi companera hna F. Ella es increible. Vivimos con una hermana tan linda.

I am so grateful and blessed to have this wonderful opportunity to serve in Satoga Springs. I knew my time had come to leave AF.

Elders are now over our area and in addition to whitewashing an area... (which covers an area of 15 stakes they also combined AF (American Fork) and PG (Pleasant Grove) which has 8 stakes. But they call with questions about the area and all so it's not like the worst situation for them. 

Also... So for transfers Wednesday morning 

This area is amazing. I love it. You will not believe how amazing Brother M is, he is the ward mission leader of the ward. He knows everything about those whom the elders were visiting. The ward is so missionary focused and I was just overwhelmed by it all (in a good way) I am seeing what type of person/member/sister/and wife I want to become.

Sister F. is amazing! 
She is teaching me a lot about how Heavenly Father has mercy with each and every single one of us, just from her conduct and patience with me. 

I have already fallen in love with this area, the people and everything.

I know that the Lord always provides, He answers our prayers as long as we are willing to follow His voice.

This is the last week at the temple open house! 

"We are not and never need be alone. We can press forward in our daily lives with heavenly help."

—David A. Bednar, "Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease"