I really really miss painting and regret not taking any paint or brushes with me. Just a hint for family members who like to send packages. ahem.
I heard taylor swift this morning and wanted to cry i was so happy.
here it is cool to have one ear gauged.
I have hardly any time left! So. here goes.
This week wasn’t easy, but it was better. I can literally feel the prayers of family members and friends strengthening me. Literally feel them. It is something i have never felt before, so thank you. I feel that I am getting stronger emotionally and spiritually and I know that this mission truly is one of the greatest blessings anyone can have during this life. It is one of the most exceptional experiences. I don’t have a mom to vent to, a dad to go to for advice, sisters to tell everything to. I don’t know anyone here. I am alone. The only person I can rely on now is God and Jesus Christ. That is the only possible way to stay happy. Is to love God and Jesus Christ and rely on them completely. That is how i meet the people that are so in need of this gospel. That is how i grow to love the people I meet here so much. That is how i wake up each day with a smile on my face and the energy of excitement to get out and help people come to the knowledge that the true church that Jesus Christ Himself established on this Earth IS HERE AGAIN. i love this gospel. I wouldnt change this experience for anything. I get stronger with each day and I appreciate this life more and more with each day.
Conference was absolutely incredible and I cannot tell you how many times I received personal revelation. I especially loved Elder Uchtdorf and Holland’s talks. They really spoke to me.
We can choose to find happiness in unhappy situations. We should be grateful for our situations. The more we thank God for our situations rather than thanking for just the blessings we receive, the happier we will be. Every situation in our life is a blessing. We learn and grow with each experience. And if we endure, trusting in God and the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we will become stronger and closer to God. We will be happier in life, and we will work more and more towards being the person God has destined us to be.
There is so much more I want to say, but no time. I love all of you. Thank you so much for praying for me and sending me messages–your support is so appreciated. Keep drawing closer to God and never lose sight of what’s most important. This life will be over soon enough and we will see God face to face. Choose every day to do that which would make Him proud because the day will come that you and Him will go over everything you have done in this life. You only live once, (YOLO….swag) but for real. You only live once, so do what will benefit you in the life after death. Build your foundation upon eternal doctrine, lifestyles, and concepts. The other things in this life will not benefit you in any way after you die. Remember:
You don’t have to wait until death to find joy, peace, and rest.
I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Hermana Dunne 🙂