This week was really a lot better than last week. i apologize for not sending one last week! It was a really good week, i felt my saviors love everyday! We were able to go to zone conference and really focus on being obedient missionaries and really being more committed to serving god and those of Georgia! I really just left having such a strong desire to serve the lord with all of my heart might mind and strength! I am so blessed that the lord told me to serve a mission i am richly blessed in this moment and i cannot imagine the amount of unseen blessings. Serving others truly does change things.
I chose to fast this week because i needed to know what to do with my life and i needed to start applying to schools and so forth. I was freaking out but my loving mother sister foote comforted me and told me in the most loving way to calm down and that the lord has got me! That same day i fasted and i was doing my personal study and i was reading in Mosiah 15 and this is what i received.
VS. 14 "brought good tidings"...pioneers..
VS. 15 "mountains"...utah has mountains...
VS. 16 "publishing peace"...ENSIGN (church magazine) publishes...
UTAH! My answer is move to utah. i am really grateful for the scriptures. i know that the lord has given us worthy tools to be better men and women. I am excited to start applying to schools and figure out my life. keep me in prayer though because i am also really stressing.
This past they realigned four stakes and dissolved all the wards and made new ones! I am very excited to see where i will end up! i hope i end up in one of these wards, i really was struggling with covering the wards that i did but i am grateful the lord saw that there were many struggling in the previous situations. These boundary changes are answers to my countless pleading cries unto the lord! (:
I am so grateful for this gospel. I pray that yall will have a blessed week and remember the savior and his countless sacrifices he made in your behalf. I mean the least you could do is be a little more active in your church or the church and make time to do the things you know you NEED to do. It might take effort...(MOST THINGS DO) but it will be worth it. (: Commit to be a better daughter and son of God and stop putting your blessing and relationship with God on the back burner.
LOVE SISTER RUSSELL