Why a mission?

The gospel is the most beautiful thing in the world. I know it's all true, and this knowledge has given me all the wonderful things of this life. I can't wait to share this knowledge with others.

Monday, May 6, 2013

April 22 Update

What a week!
I am happy to announce that Clara and Luis got married! They got married last Friday in the morning. The following Saturday Clara and Ignacia were baptized. How great is THAT!?
Flor and her daughter Solange are getting baptized this week! Here goes nothing to get them prepped!
This week has had some hard times, and some really good times, too. I've been really thinking more about what makes a successful experience in the mission, but really it's kind of the same of thinking what makes a successful experience in life. It all depends on what you are using to judge your success. Having a lot of stuff is success to some. Or maybe a lot of friends. Or maybe sparkling shiny beautiful numbers in the mission could be success :) But really, it isn't. True success is trusting the Father, and having the faith to trust His will. Having the faith that He CAN give us all the righteous desires of our hearts is the way to true happiness. That doesn't mean that He WILL do it in our timetable, but it is trusting that whatever happens really is His will. Then, as we are obedient and listen to the Spirit and do the best we can, we can know that what happens in life is His will.
But think about it, folks! Between the point of an event happening, and when the actual event happens, there's usually quite a time difference. During all the time of waiting for our righteous desires to come to pass, we can have the faith that if it were the will of God, of course He CAN do everything and anything to make His will come to pass. And we can be happy for  And we can be at peace that if it doesn't happen, it wasn't His will. It wasn't part of this specific plan that Heavenly Father has for each one of us to give us the maximum happiness and bliss.
Well, I'm not even sure if that last bit, but the point is that we find peace everyday if we do all we can, and then be happy that Heavenly Father will just take care of it.
17 Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us acheerfully bdo all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the csalvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.D y C 123:17
Love you all!
Thanks for everything.
Hermana Lovell
My comp has a blog, too, it's annathemissionary.wordpress.com if you want another take of the work in Conti!

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