A piece of my heart will always remain in Indiana. It is the place where I have come to know my Savior better, and learn of His ways and His gospel. My life is forever changed because of this experience and I now know that no sacrifice is too great in the eyes of the Lord, He has already sacrificed everything for us. I know that Jesus Christ lives. I know that we have an all knowing Heavenly Father who loves us and wants to return to Him. I know that Christ’s Church is once again established on the Earth and that He will come again.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
It's a tough thing to have to say goodbye to these very special missionaries who have been such a joy to serve with. On their way home today (February 28, 2018), and some earlier this month, are some really great young people who are going to do much to build the kingdom wherever they are. They have given us their best and we will love them forever. Good luck dear missionaries as you return home to serve in other capacities. We will MISS you.
”I am called of God.
My authority is above that of the kings of the earth.
By revelation I have been selected as a personal
representative of the Lord Jesus Christ.
He is my Master and he has chosen me to represent him.
To stand in his place, to say and do what he himself would say
and do if he personally were ministering to the very
people to whom he has sent me. My voice is his
voice, and my acts are his acts; my words
are his words and my doctrine is his doctrine.
My commission is to do what he wants done.
To say what he wants said.
To be a living modern witness in word and deed of
the divinity of his great and marvelous latter-day work.”
Bruce R. McConkie
I love Jesus Christ. Not only is He my Savior, but He is my Friend. He has stood by me my entire mission, and has helped me through the hardest and the best of times. I know this is Christ's Gospel, and I know that despite the imperfect people He works through, me being one of them, this is His Church. I didn't think I could love a place so much that I didn't know existed, but I love Indiana and these Hoosiers here with all my heart. God is inspired to take us at such a malleable age and to take us from our most selfish time of life to teach us His ways, His doctrine, and His truths. He molds us into the beginning form of what we can BECOME. This is a Gospel of becoming and growing to be more like our Savior, to leave our own idea of what we can be, and to submit to an all-knowing God. It is the best and most important decision we can ever make.
"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall." (Helaman) I know the Book of Mormon is true, and that is will bring us closer to God as we abide by it's precepts. I know that when we build the foundations of our lives on Christ we CANNOT fall.
Forever Serving with a Smile,
Monday, February 26, 2018
1. The Lindsay Family (my ward mission leader and his family)
2. Jodi, the cutest lady ever!! So sweet!!!
3. The Cluff Family <3
4. The SHUFFS!!!! Love them!!!
5. Last exchange with the Zionsville Sisters! Me, Sisters Gotay, Sloan, and Weller
6. Bella and Brian
7. Sister Kinard!!! Love her so much!!!
8. Jadé, a youth we've worked with. She is so sweet and has a heart of gold!
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Indy North zone set up their smartphones (Wednesday, February 21, 2018) and shared some great experiences they have had recently with using social media to do missionary work. They also had a inspiring visit from their stake president to discuss the stake's mission plan.