Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Week #79

Hello all!!! Where to even begin...
I want to talk all about our week but my mind is blank as I'm sitting here. Honestly, I just need to say thank you. From the absolute bottom of my heart. THANK YOU to everyone that has made my mission possible. Looking back, I never imagined I would be at this point. As we all know, Sister Brian had a suuuuper rocky start to her mission. But with the fasting and prayers and love and support of so many people, I'm here today. And I will be forever grateful. My life has been sooo changed since I served a mission and I don't want to go back to who I was before. I've seen a need for God in my life, I honestly have needed Him every single hour of this mission. I've also seen an absolute need for Jesus Christ. Repentance is so real! I've come to realize it's not all about big sins. Repentance means change. I like to think that I've repented a lot on my mission. I've changed a lot. (I hope anyway haha...) The atonement is real. I know it, I've felt it! God cares, he loves us, and wants us to be happy. All of us! I've gained such a strong testimony of prayer. I know God listens to every single one! It isn't always answered right away (I'm still working on my testimony of his timing ha...) but I know he hears them!
The time out here has gone so fast... I can't believe it! It breaks my heart to be leaving these amazing people who I have grown to love sooo much. It makes me so sad to think that these are my last few days putting on my missionary name tag. I have felt so honored to be a representative of my Savior Jesus Christ. The gospel is true! I love it so much!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE. I wouldn't be here without you! I can't wait to see you all soon! I've missed you all soooo much. I'm so blessed!
LOVE for the last time and (hopefully) Returning with awesome,

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Week #78

Hello! Everyone! Such a great week!
Elder Falabella from the 70. Such a stud. So wonderful. Thanksgiving was great! Sister Burnham in our ward is the greatest. She asked what all of us wanted that would make us feel most at home. So I asked for pretzel jello salad. HAHA!!! it was probs the greatest thing ever. She made a huge pan of it and I got to take all of it home. I was in heaven. And i'm super grateful it's gone.... Also, on Thanksgiving, for our mission activity, my companions and I sang. Yes, we SANG. for half of our mission. I even sang a little bit of a solo! Haaaa it actually ended up being decent but it's not something I want to repeat. Ha.
We went on exchanges this week too and Sister Lee came back! I was so happy to serve with her again! She is the best. I love her so much.
We went to the temple today and it was incredible! We had family names and had some incredible ward members do the work so that I could do the endowment. SO grateful for them! They are the best :) But then we got a call from President Choi asking us to do initiatories before our session. I was able to do a bunch of family names for the Choi's and for other people. So cool. SO blessed to be able to do it!
This week I really have just been over flowing with gratitude. I'm sooo grateful for the most incredible family ever! I am so grateful that I was raised in the gospel. I see the good it does and how much it changes people's lives. I will forever be grateful for it!! I love my family. I love Jesus Christ and that I have 2nd and 3rd and 4th chances. I am so grateful for that! life is good :)
super scattered. i'm just SO GRATEFUL!
alright, well, I love you all so much.