Jan 25, 2016

Always on our lips.

This week we were able to participate in a Worldwide Missionary Conference that was broadcast ed to all of the 75,000 missionaries from around the world. They haven't done anything like it for 10 years, so it was a special event to be a part of. During the conference, we had several training's from leaders of the church and, of course, they were incredible. I think the biggest lesson that I took from the conference is how important our calling really is and that it doesn't end when we go home. We are always going to be missionaries because it is our responsibility and duty as members of the church to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone. He should always be on our lips.

I also learned from Elder Bednar that when it comes to revelation, we know that it is something that touches our minds as well as our hearts, but we don't always have to know that it's revelation. We just have to be worthy and have the faith to press forward and go. That is how the Lord works sometimes, He wants us to act before He actually gives us an answer. By going through that process, it gives us the opportunity to strengthen our faith and learn for ourselves.

Something that Elder Oaks told us at the end of the conference was that "In due time, you will be able to see how important your missionary service is." I know that this could definitely be applied to our future lives as well as to the world as a whole. There is a reason that the Lord needs more missionaries and it's because the world is getting more and more wicked. But knowing that makes me so grateful to be building a foundation as a missionary that I know will help me in my future.

We were also able to have an amazing training on Saturday by our Trail Center Leaders. They talked to us about how a lot of the time, as sisters, we are very hard on ourselves because we aren't "perfect". I have come to hate that word because there isn't a universal definition for it. What is "perfect" from someone might not be for the next person. That applies to us as children of God as well. What we expect as perfection isn't the same as what our Heavenly Father expects of us. He knows that we are never going to reach perfection in this life because that isn't what we are here to do. We are here to learn how we can be perfect and how we can get on the right path to lead us there. That knowledge has become such a comfort to me and I could feel the warmth of my Heavenly Father's love surround me.
Photo shoot in the snow. Because what else do you do in January? 

 This is what happens when you're under 5 foot. Eat your veggies, kids.

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