Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Dear family and friends,

Have faith. Be courageous. We can do all things through Christ!

Sometimes things don't go as planned. But they all work out. Our Heavenly Father has other things in store for us. He gives us the desires of our hearts, according to our faith. But He also does it in His own time. Sometimes, the time isn't right, and so He leads us to someone else that may stand in need of it. He gives us different circumstances that help us grow, to stretch, to become who He wants us to become. Life was never meant to be perfect. We all have room to grow. As we turn to our Savior, we can do all things. (Philippians 4:13).

A recent convert, Christian, ​has not been coming to church lately. Three Sundays in a row, she didn't come. I was beginning to get really worried. She was still answering our texts, but we weren't even able to meet with her during those weeks much. I worried a lot. I worried that she was going to fall away and lose hope. I didn't want that to happen. I also knew that we as missionaries have that responsibility to help recent converts stay active in the church. She was on my mind constantly. 

Then, yesterday, we were able to meet with her. We felt inspired to share the Restoration with her again, and so that is what we taught. Our main focus was on the Savior and how He can help us through all of our trials. Even Joseph Smith had to face the adversary, right before he had the first vision. We shared how the Atonement strengthens and blesses each of us as individuals. Through this lesson, we were able to reach out to her and remind her of her desire to attend church and gain the blessings from it. We were able to resolve some of her concerns and strengthen her faith.

Remember our Savior as you go throughout this week. Remember Philippians 4:13. My invitation to you is to turn to our Savior. Seek to remember Him in all things, like you committed at baptism. He loves you and wants you to turn to Him. His arms are open wide, waiting for you to accept His Atonement, that beautiful gift that He gave to us. Turn to Him, and He will pull you into his embrace. <3

Keep smiling, all of you beautiful, amazing, wonderful, incredible individuals! Y'all are fantastic and can do all things through our Savior! I love you!

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