Friday, February 17, 2017

The Time to Change

Hey Hey!!
Its me!! :) Imagine that! ;) haha
Sorry, a little bit on the tired side! But its great!
So in the last year or so there has been a new emphasis for missionaries to Teach Repentance and Baptize Converts.
The first training on this came out last January in a worldwide missionary broadcast. Follow-up training was just given in another missionary broadcast given about two and a half weeks ago.

It has been some incredible training! I have loved the things I have learned! :)
As I have reflected on this past year and the things I have learned/taught about Teaching Repentance and Baptizing Converts I have been amazed at the things I have learned.

I've been pondering lately about repentance.
It has been amazing for me to learn more and more about this important step in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
When I was little repentance scared me, well it terrified me really. It just seemed so scary!! Like a big looming storm cloud.

I have come to learn how wonderful it is, It is so freeing to Change. :)
Repentance is simply change. Changing who we are now into something more.
We have the power given to us to choose. We are agents unto ourselves. NOT objects to be acted upon.
I think about kids and how willing they are to learn! Its amazing! I think all to often we neglect the childlike qualities that help us to repent.

A pink diamond-pattern graphic paired with a quote by Elder Richard G. Scott: “Our Heavenly Father … put us on earth … to succeed gloriously.”
I know that while it can be hard to repent, It really does bring lasting peace and happiness. Even in the simplest of ways we can be blessed immensely by our Heavenly Father.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Follow the Prophet!

Oh dear, oh dear!! It seems I've done it again.... I've let nearly a full month pass by without posting. :( ahh!!!!! Time goes by to quickly on a mission.
I have learnt so many wonderful things over the past  month and there is no way I could make one post about it... or it would be about 12 pages long.
The Struggle is Real!
But seriously, I do want to share a bit about what I have learnt recently.

In my mission I have been called as a Sister Training Leader, where I get to help supervise, support, and train the sisters in the mission. Its hard sometimes, but it is so much fun too!!!
As part of it, we work with the other leadership in the mission to plan and present training. Recently, we created a document to help motive, inspire, and direct the work of the missionaries serving here.

We have had an amazing opportunity as we watched the Worldwide Missionary Broadcast it was incredible to hear the council from the Missionary Executive Council on how to further missionary work worldwide. As we watched it together, our thoughts kept being drawn back to the document we had created.
It is amazing to see how much better life is when we follow the council of the prophets!!
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Its kind of a no-brainer, but it is true!!! As we discussed the broadcast afterwards, we noted about how can continually follow the guidance brings blessings and miracles.
We have seen throughout the mission how the document created has truly inspired us all to work harder everyday.
I testify that as we not only sustain, but follow the guidance of the prophets and apostles we've been blessed with then we WILL be blessed beyond belief.