Monday, October 6, 2014

The Church is TRUE!!!!

What's Crack-a-lackin'!!!!
   I hope that everyone enjoyed their Christmas and that you took delight in the spiritual feast that was given to us this conference weekend! We are so blessed to have a loving Heavenly Father who has given us a prophet on the earth today to lead and guide us back into His loving arms! SO BLESSED!!!!
Monday: Down by the bay where the watermelons grow back to my home I dare not go for if I do my mother would say...... That's right my friends, I finally got to see one of the great lakes of Michigan and let me tell you my friends was it great! It's like an ocean but not!!! I highly recommend coming to see one of these wonderful creations because it is LEGIT!
Tuesday: I am grateful for the gospel in my life because without it I don't know that I would do with my life! I can't even express how grateful I am that I was so blessed to grow up in a home where the gospel was taught and that I was able to learn about my Savior from such a young age!
Wednesday: Oh man! One of the struggles of a mission is not having a car. My heart goes out to all of the missionaries who had to walk their entire mission, you my friends are champions! Whenever I walk it always seems like all our lessons fall through and things just don't go as planned. We missed our bus and didn't have a way to get to our appointment so we had to cancel, but we decided to door knock a street and we happened to meet two sweet potentials! If your plans don't go the way you planned remember that the Lord is watching over you and His plans are always better then our plans!
Thursday: Today was a bit of a bummer. We had like 4 lessons planned and 3 canceled on us! They were pretty good reasons to cancel but hey the gospel is wonderful and all I want to do is share the good news with you! We did however have a good lesson with a less active member that we are working with! She has somethings that she is working through but she really wants to do better and improve!
Friday: We had a lesson will the Guiths..... well Misty actually. She is great and she was taking notes and wanting to know all these different things it was great! We are hoping that they're family will start progressing more and getting closer to baptism. We are still taking some baby steps, but baby steps are better then no steps, right!
Saturday: It's the most wonderful time of the year! That's right General Conference baby!!! I'd have to say that all the talks that were given were just wonderful! Nothing I can say can describe how great all of them were! If you weren't able to watch it, I invite you to watch it and then watch it again because you won't be able to get enough of it!
Sunday: Alright, was it just me or were you thinking that President Monson was going to announce something crazy because of all the follow the prophet talks. I was getting myself ready for whatever was to come our way, but then nothing crazy happened. Oh well, the messages about following the prophet were still wonderful and I have a huge testimony of how following the prophet can bring you so much peace and happiness! They really do know the way and are servants of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Spiritual Thought: Alright, now that we have been blessed with so great a feast "shall we not go on in so great a cause? Go forward and not backward. Courage, brethren (and sisters); and on, on to the victory" D&C 128:22 The next part of General Conference is applying what we learned into our daily lives. If we don't apply it's like buying a ticket to a movie but then never going to see the movie. I know that this can be hard but we learned that through Christ we can do hard things and that we must make sacrifices to follow our Lord. So, how can we apply what we learned in Conference? We can make a list of things we want to improve on then pick one or two things to start working on in our lives. Don't pick so many things to work on at once because we don't want to get overwhelmed. We can pray about ours lists and I know Heavenly Father will tell us what we can work on to reach our potential. Something that just came to my mind was to read the talks and look at the blessings that are given and if you feel that you need that blessing in your life, do what the speaker invited us to do. There are many ways to apply Conference in our lives and I know that when we do we will see the promised blessings from the Lord and our lives will feel enriched and full. In the name of Jesus the Christ, amen. 
Love Always,

Sister Smith

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