Friday, February 6, 2015
26 January 2015
I apologise for not writing, but I see what has actually happened that in the mad rush it is to prepare for a mission, my sister neglected the two most recent entries I sent her but now she is safe in the Manila MTC and my dad is taking care of the blog! (If you'd like to write to her, because she is pretty awesome and I'm really excited for her new step in life - her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org )
There are so many things to share I don't know where to start.
Serving as a trainer on the mission field really refines you, is something I've figured out.
Remember when times are tough, my examples are: only teaching two investigator lessons the whole week (which is draining on you spiritually sometimes when you aren't as productive as you'd hope and I really love teaching too), or when you don't feel well, or when you have to drive all across southern Adelaide, right through the Adelaide Hills and you're starting to feel dizzy (hahahhaa) OR some life examples of people I know this has happened to, you're moving out or there is contention in relationships or life is getting really, really hectic as you begin to plan your wedding and you realise that you want to do everything yourself but you have less fingers than weeks to do it all....
then remember that after the destruction of entire cities, being swallowed up by water, or buried in rocks, or burned with fire and after the loss of many lives and much mourning, after all that a still small voice was heard from heaven, and Jesus Christ visited the American continent.
So, plough on! Carry on! We'll be alright. let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power (and just like the serenity prayer goes, have the serenity to accept the things we cannot change) and then, may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God and for his arm to be revealed. (D&C123:17)
Hope everyone had a happy Australia day!
Love to all!
Beautiful McKenzie family! They are moving from our ward :( but we know that they will be a great blessing to the new branch they move to :) They are from Sydney and I love the story about how they got together. it is all about following spiritual promptings, and not being afraid to make hard choices. And also about the great mercy our heavenly father has for each of us and how he truly does want us to be happy. They inspire me! Lots of love to them! and mum, dad, I said they could visit when they came back to Sydney!
District activity on Pday. this photo wasn't the best one but it showed all of our genuine laughter because the camera was on timer and on the boot of the car and we hear this noise and all of the cameras have fallen down so we all try to duck to stay within the camera shot.