Dear family and friends,
Sometimes we feel like we aren't accomplishing anything. Sometimes we worry that our efforts to serve are going unnoticed. Sometimes they feel meaningless. But there is always Someone who is watching. Someone who cares. Who yearns for your happiness, for your joy. That Someone is our loving Heavenly Father.
Your efforts to serve do not go unnoticed. They, in fact, are well noticed and beloved! God is watching over you every day, and whether you know it or not, He is right there beside you. He sees the path that you are treading on as a path of diamonds.
As we choose to walk the path that Christ has walked, we will find joy. We will see others through His eyes. We will learn to develop Christlike eyes, ears, and ultimately, Christlike hearts. We are here to learn. We are here to grow. We are here to become like He is!
General Conference was amazing and I hope that it lifted your spirits as you listened to the inspiring words of our Prophet and other church leaders. :)
RAYS OF SUNSHINE!
-We now have a less-active, Sister Turner, on date to attend the temple! She has never been before, and so it will be a joyous occasion for her! :)
-Sister M, another sister who has never been to the temple and is working towards it, gave us her vape stuff and committed to be completely vape-free! It was an incredible, exhilarating experience to have her hand it over and I could see the joy that came from it. She looked... free. :) Y'all, the Atonement frees! I testify of that! It does! For all! Because of Christ, we can be made free!
My commitment to y'all is to go through your General Conference notes and choose one thing that the Spirit taught you. Then apply it to your life! Setting goals helps us to improve and become more like our Savior. I testify that as you apply these things in your life, you will be filled with joy and you will develop a stronger relationship with your Savior.
Keep smiling! Y'all are amazing and I love you! :)