Dear Family and Friends,
It has been an amazing weekend. It seems like every time I hear the
prophet now, and listen to those who were given revelation to help us
in these latter days, I am astounded by the profound simplicity of the
doctrine of Christ. Much to learn, much to know. And all for what end?
It is a simple answer, and it is the one thing that I don't quite
understand, but I want it. Not anything temporal, but permanent, and
to last for not only a short time, but forever.
Eternal life. Living together as families, in perfect harmony. I love
the idea that marriages and families were never meant to just end
here, they are to grow strong in this life so that we can have eternal
ties for eternity.
I get so much out of conference when I am not worrying about what they
say, or to write down their words verbatim. I have a tendency to do
that. But this time, I read along, because we get conference a week
after America, and then we already have it on our iPads, in Gospel
library. I really could feel the words sink in. And it was beautiful.
I remember doing General Conference jeopardy... When I was in Youth,
but some of the questions may distract from the actual spirit of
learning. When was the last time you sat down with one of your
children and personally asked them if they believe in God? Did you ask
them how they felt about the things they hear at school, or the things
they learn at church? If you take time to listen to their answers, and
actually allow them to be honest with you, that is when you can
testify through the Spirit. We are starting to teach the members
lessons, rather than doing role play lessons. And for our first
lesson, we were allowed to teach a bright boy in the Ward.
We also taught a less active young woman, who, for many reasons, just
doesn't have time for church, with club, and schoolwork. But we were
able to ask her the questions she needs, and teach to her, and help
her regain hope that she can know that God is there. It is possible,
and we don't just say it. It is hard to grow up in the church, when
you don't "hear the music." That sticks out to me from General
Conference. Do you hear it? It is always playing.
Well, with a new companion, it's off to new adventures! En Español!
Soy missionera de la iglesia de Jesucristo, de los santos de los
This email isn't as long as I thought it was.. But hey, I loved
conference, I loved all your emails!
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Dear Family and Friends,
"You are hereby called to serve in the Japan Tokyo South Mission."