Monday, May 4, 2015

bee's a buzz, kids will blow dandelion fuzz.

       “And now as I said concerning faith- faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true” Alma 32:21

        That scripture describes the miracle of this week. So, we are teaching this girl named Tricena. Pretty sure I have mentioned her before. She is Atheist, yet she is coming to church trying to find God. haha. She says Atheist but we say Agnostic. Anyway, each lesson we have with her we talk about faith, and how she will never come to know Christ if she does not have faith. Each lesson she expresses to us how she cannot have faith. GAH!! She is frustrating sometimes but we love her!  So, we had a lesson with her this week and once again we asked her about her faith in Christ. Expecting her answer to be the usual, we were not prepared for what she did say...SHE SAID SHE HAS FAITH!! She talks about how if she didn’t have faith then why would she be reading, and going to church, and praying. Seriously such a miracle. She went from pretty much hating Jesus Christ to having faith in Him!! Want to know the worse part though? She is graduating Sunday and going to Korea. Sweet. Haha. But, our purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ. And that is exactly what we did!! We helped bring her closer to Him. Being a missionary is seriously the BEST!!:) I never thought in my dreams that I could help someone believe in God. It is amazing!

        Another miracle of this week.. drum roll please…. WE ARE GETTING IPADS!! Haha finally!J They have only been promising us this for the past 8 months (aka my whole mission slash they have been promising the whole mission for the past year and a half). We are getting them the beginning of June. Seriously, so excited! This will for sure change our missionary work. Technology can be such a blessing in our lives if we use it the right way. I am just so grateful!

        AMY AND GRETCHEN ARE LEAVING TUESDAY!! NOOOO! I am so sad. We had a going away party which broke my heart. Slash, our party was just watching Legacy, but it was real fun haha!J Amy cried of course. Let’s be honest, we all want to marry a guy like David Walker.  Minus the uni-brow! haha. I will miss these two girls so much though. They have strengthened my testimony in ways they will never know. They have helped me grow as a missionary, and a person. I am so grateful for both of them and what they have taught me. I LOVE YOU!!!:)

       On my mission I am learning obedience. I am learning and gaining experience of the lessons of being obedient. We can gain so many blessings! It is so funny because here on the mission if we accidentally sleep in 15 min we feel like the biggest sinners, haha! The mission truly changes you. But really, something I have come to realize is that God asks so little of us. Think of everything He has given us, and all he asks us to do is to 1. Have faith in Jesus Christ, 2. Repent 3. Baptism (or partaking of the sacrament), 4. Receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and 5. Enduring to the end. There are only 5 things he asks us to do! And what do we get in return? Blessings in this life, and the life to come! “And secondly, he doth require that ye should do as he hath commanded you; for which if ye do, he doth immediately bless you; and therefore he hath paid you. And ye are still indebted unto him, and are, and will be, forever and ever; therefore, of what have ye to boast?” Mosiah 2:24

        I know that as we are obedient to the Lord and His commandments we will be blessed. We should want to be obedient though not because of the blessings that we receive from obedience, but out of the pure love we have for the Lord and our Father in Heaven. Like King Benjamin says, we are always indebted to Him, so what have we to boast? Everything we have is already His. I am slowly learning how to be obedient. It will be a life long learning process but I know that as I am learning and growing my Father in Heaven will be proud of me.

        I love you all so much! Have a good week and a GREAT Mother’s day! I know my mama will be having a good one;) 
 A trio plus free sunglasses. This made for a GREAT DAY!!

 Amy took us all out for dinner:) Man, I just love her:) 

 AMY'S LAST SUNDAY!!! of course we matched:) DON'T LEAVE ME AMY!!! 

 I made a real good wish on this dandelion. 

We found the Elder's eating pizza:) haha:) 

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