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

May 6th Update

This week was pretty sweet.
We had a zone conference, and Yovana and Jorge got baptized.

The zone conference is always pretty interesting because we get to hear the testimonies of the missionaries that are going home. It's always good to hear about what things they've realized were the most important things in the mission. Love everybody and do your best. That's solid council, right? :) Nah, but there was other things, too. Like never to forget eternal principles. That miracles really do exist. And that real happiness is found in the service of others. Aren't we so lucky that happiness and love is built into lives? That's why we've got families! We just keep serving each other, and keep getting happier and happier. That's a win. 
The baptism of Yovana and Jorge was so wonderful. They really are the best cute little family. At church yesterday, they were holding hands and listening to the testimonies while I was playing with their son Alonso. There really isn't anything sweeter that I've felt than to see the people I love enjoying the blessings of the gospel. I felt like a little proud parent when somebody starts to talk to Flor, or Solange. I'm sure I'm just going to be a crazy mom. Every time someone is nice to them, I just want to run up and hug and say THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LOVING THEM BECAUSE THEY REALLY ARE THE BEST, RIGHT!?! Ha ha. Just kidding. Kinda. I have such big hopes for all of them. Because they really do feel like they're part of my family now. I love them all so much. 
I feel like I've hit the point of the mission where I've got to step it up a notch or two. That I've got the basics pretty much down. Now I just want to be an all star!! I'm learning a lot about goals. Before the mission, and up to this point in the mission, I've been so good to set goals, but not so good to reach them. This week, I let all my crazy goals go, and started by setting realistic ones. Good idea, right? I just really focused on one thing: Keeping my stuff clean and organized. Shout out to my mom for what she's told me all 21 years of my life about having a clean room. I'm finally getting around to figuring out that little detail. If other things aren't going right, I can think back on my one little goal: My room being clean. If I'm nailing that goal, I'm feeling pretty good about life :) It's a little bit silly, but simplifying stuff is so important! So, I'm working on being better than that. It's hard to hear Spirit when you're worrying your socks off about the zillion things you're wanting to try to accomplish!
Well, We've had quite the flurry of baptisms. And now, we have gracefully passed into a lot of finding. But it's fun. We're really wanting to work with our new converts to find some really great people. 
Thanks for all your love and support. I love you so much, and I hope that everything is well with you with all your different lives. Keep up the faith! The why of the gospel is that Heavenly Father wants us to be as joyful and blessed as possible. Test it! He'll never let you down.
Hermana Lovell 

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