Love God and Jesus Christ and rely on them completely.

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.

Much love,
Hermana Dunne 🙂

One thought on “Love God and Jesus Christ and rely on them completely.”

  1. I am so sorry that I am just catching up on all your e-mails!!! I just want you to know how much I appreciated your post this week. I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed the same talks in conference that you did. As I reviewed my last few months and could see the blessings each day as your Pop Pop was recovering, I was so thankful for each blessing our Heavenly Father sent us. The knowledge that Pop Pop has Diabetis and we can work with it to keep it in check with just pills and he has kept his finger. The car accident has brought us closer to listening to the proptings of the Holy Ghost. How I love our Heavenly Father and our Savior!!!

    We had the missionaries for dinner last night and Elder Belnap gave us a message that I thought was pretty profound. He has started re-reading the Book of Mormon and he was in 1Nephi after his brothers had threatened his life after having seen an angel etc. Their women had suffered bearing children in the wilderness. Still Nephi did not murmer, but found joy in the Lord. As we look at our “experiences” not as anything but growth, we can find joy in the Lord also.

    Love you sweetheart and you are ALWAYS, morning, noon and night, in our prayers. Just remember these challenges are just experiences in our road of life. We will always have them, and our attitude determines how good, bad, or indifferent our experiences will be.

    So thankful for a Loving Heavenly Father who knows each of us and Our Savior Jesus Christ who has experienced all we will ever experience and loves us unconditionally.

    Love, Grandma Dunne

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