Thursday, February 15, 2018

February 12,2018 The Temple!

This week was truly wonderful. The Elder's had 2 baptisms! And to make it better, Sister Morley and I also went to the Temple to worship the Lord and be renewed from all the worldly weight that we had collected.
Something that I have been studying was the Atonement, and why we needed a savior. We  truly all are indebted to Heavenly Father, and without the great Mediator and our Redeemer, we never could or would be able to repay Him. I am SO grateful for all that Christ has done for me. I know that He understands my sorrows, has conquered my fears, and is able to see clearly through my afflictions. I know as I turn to Him there is nothing that I can't do.
A cool thought that was given at a baptism this past Saturday was, We are the pen that Heavenly Father uses to write another person's name into the Book of Life. As we lead and guide and walk beside our fellow men, bringing them closer to Christ- we are then able to feel the joy that comes from this and be an instrument in guiding them Home.
Let us this week record our testimony of our savior and what he has done for us, then share this with someone who we know needs to feel the pure Love of Christ. I know that as we do this with a prayerful heart, we will be the answer to anther's desperate plea to know if Heavenly Father knows them.

Palmyra Temple

Sister's Elgaaen, Morley, Billin, and Miner Exchanges

Sister Billin and Elgaaen

Sister Elgaaen & Miner Chess anyone?

Lunch at the Blue Ribbon


Monday, February 12, 2018

February 5, 2018 Out for a Year and Looking Back:)

I can hardly believe that I have been out serving the Lord for a little over a year!
My faith and understanding of this Gospel has just grown in feet.
I know that this church is true! There is no other Religion that could bring the peace and comfort that this Gospel brings me.
A quote by Elder Holland about Sister Missionaries states, "Many young women are serving missions. Many are preparing to serve, not because they aren't married or have nothing else to do' but because they have a desire to serve and therefore are being called to the work. The reason so many are going is because in the next generation, Heavenly Father will be sending His Priesthood Army to the earth and wants to send them to Mothers who have been properly trained and taught in the gospel."         This reminds me of D&C 4. It states that those who have a desire to serve God are called to the work!
I know that when I submitted my papers over a year ago, that I knew this is the path Heavenly Father needed me to take. I am so grateful for the places he has sent me to, and the companions that I have had.
My understanding and desire grow daily to love the people and bring them closer to there savior.
I hope that this week we are all able to recognize where we have been, where we are, and where our choices are taking us now. I know that serving a mission is not for everyone- but in different ways we each serve a mission where ever we are if we are obeying and listening to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
Darling baby puppy!

No Way actual letters from Home! Amazing!!

Missionaries in Horseheads/Owego

Habitat for Humanity service


Sister's Elgaaen and Morley

My size stop sign

New bedroom

Cold day!

Chess in the Library

The leaders in the mission :)
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