I can't believe December is here! Crazy!!! I hope you are cherishing the Spirit of Christ that is always so present during this time of year! I want to issue you a challenge that we have been extending to those we teach...to focus on the Spirit of Christ....each day, in a little book or on a notepad, write down one reason why you are thankful for Jesus Christ or how you felt His love that day...then, on Christmas morning you can look back over the little book and see all the reasons and truly be grateful and celebrate the Birth of the Savior and rejoice in all that was made possible on that silent and holy night. = ) Will you do it?!
Also...she stood up in Sacrament meeting and bore her testimony and it was SO POWERFUL! Bishop LOVED it and we had so many members coming up to us telling us how touched they were by her testimony and telling us we were doing a great job. It touched so many hearts and helped us gain more trust from our members and helped Myra feel the witnessing power of the Holy Ghost! It was an experience I will never forget!
I am doing good. I had prayed that morning for a reminder or assurance of why I was here, because I have been feeling discouraged and like everything I have been pouring into this work was for not. And then we had 5 investigators at church, Myra bore her testimony and mentioned several times how thankful she was for us and how what we have taught her has changed her life, and many more miracles that happened throughout the day. I was so grateful for those answers to my prayer.
On a mission, more than anything else, you learn that Satan tries to use discouragement to keep you from accomplishing everything and anything. I actually had the opportunity to go and comfort some sisters who were in despair: one who was emotionally exhausted from trying to keep her companion going for so long, and another who was going to meet with the President the next day because she was set on going home. We had a very sacred hour together reading from the scriptures, testifying, and comforting and with the help of the spirit and inspired leaders, they are better and the sister is staying here in the mission = )....When you are about the work of the Lord, Satan truly is always there ready and waiting to say something to you to keep you down or hold you back....but when we put him behind us and like Moses tell him "Nice try, but I know who I am and what great things I can do with the Lord..."...and trust....always trust in the Lord and look to Him....miracles happen....MIRACLES!!!!
Heavenly Father truly does love us with all of His heart and He is always there.... I experienced so many tender mercies this weekend and I know none of it was by accident! Just look at your life and see how well Heavenly Father is micro-managing and how much He really cares.
I love Him with all of my heart.
Have a wonderful week!
Love Your Servant of the Lord,