If there is one thing I have learned this week, it’s that the mission is one of the greatest blessings anyone can have. You definitely have your HIGHEST of highs, and lowest of lows, and right now I’m struggling with the lowest of lows. I don’t know WHAT I would do without the people we’re visiting, the mission president, my family, or my friends. You all seriously keep me going. Prayer and scriptures have been an enormous help as well. In the mission, you truly are alone. It’s just you and Heavenly Father and if you don’t rely on Him, you will suuuuuffer. I know this is true. I have been pouring out my soul morning and night, begging Heavenly Father to help me. I know He is. I can feel your prayers as well. I am definitely feeling a change in myself. I honestly feel like I am changing into who I want to be and it is the most amazing feeling…but I know that I will only achieve it if I stick it out these next five weeks.
Changes are hard. But there are some quotes and scriptures that have been getting me through this week. When things are too hard to stand, get down and kneel…and pray. That is the biggest blessing we have. We get to talk to the person who created us. How incredible is that?
Here are some of the quotes that have been helping me. And lemme tell ya, i have to read them night and day to keep me going:
“Let us remember that others have passed the same way, have endured, and then have overcome.”-Thomas s. Monson
“We truly need him EVERY HOUR, whether they be hours of sunshine or of rain.”-Thomas s. Monson
“For everyone that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”-Luke 18:14 (Jesus Christ)
“The things which are IMPOSSIBLE with men are POSSIBLE with God.” -Luke 18:27
I know that this gospel is true because if it wasn’t I would not be here and I would be miserable. I know that through my diligence and perseverance, that God will bless me. Times may be almost unbearable, but they are made bearable with the help of prayer. I have the strongest testimony of this. I know that God is aware of me. I know that we must go through hard things in order to grow and be better. It isn’t the most enjoyable thing, but I find joy in becoming closer to God, feeling His presence more in my life, and actually feeling the change in my heart. I have more patience, and I am able to solve situations better.
Sidenote, this week my companion broke the door down because it wouldn’t open and she kicked it open. So that was good.
That’s all i have time for. love y’all! stay strong, stay true to God, and find the blessings in the hardest of times. Keep to the faith. Love,