November 30, 2009
"what the world needs now .. " [11.30.09]
".. IS LOVE, SWEET LOVE. ITS THE ONLY THING THAT THERES JUST TO LITTLE OF."
i was reading President Uchtdorfs talk .. THE LOVE OF GOD .. and this song got stuck into my head and it is SO true !
what the world needs and what we ALL need is LOVE. that is why one of Jesus Christ attributes is LOVE & CHARITY.
when we have that love there is peace and where there is peace the Spirit of the Lord guides and when He guides we are following doing our best to follow Heavenly Fathers will for us.
"Love is the measure of our faith, the inspiration for our obedience, and the true altitude of our discipleship." - President Uchtdorf
i have realized how much more i need to focus on LOVE FOR ALL. that is what i am working on. i know and have seen that when unconditional love is present the Lord not only blesses us but we see His hand and His miracles in all places.
i LOVE what President Uchtdorf had to say just 2 months ago .. his counsel is blessing me and will everyone !
"Is there a constant compass that can help us prioritize our lives, thoughts, and actions?"
"Once again the Savior revealed the way. When asked to name the greatest commandment, He did not hesitate. “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind,” He said. “This is the first and great commandment.” Coupled with the second great commandment—to love our neighbor as ourselves—we have a compass that provides direction not only for our lives but also for the Lord’s Church on both sides of the veil."
"Because love is the great commandment, it ought to be at the center of all and everything we do in our own family, in our Church callings, and in our livelihood. Love is the healing balm that repairs rifts in personal and family relationships. It is the bond that unites families, communities, and nations. Love is the power that initiates friendship, tolerance, civility, and respect. It is the source that overcomes divisiveness and hate. Love is the fire that warms our lives with unparalleled joy and divine hope. Love should be our walk and our talk."
"When we truly understand what it means to love as Jesus Christ loves us, the confusion clears and our priorities align. Our walk as disciples of Christ becomes more joyful. Our lives take on new meaning. Our relationship with our Heavenly Father becomes more profound. Obedience becomes a joy rather than a burden." - President Uchtdorf
I LOVE HIM and am so grateful the windows of heaven are open to us and those that have been called as our stewards !
THE LORD BLESSES US !
we had a wonderful FHE at the MISSION HOME ! we talked about General Conference and guesses who said what ! our lovely SARA and HEATHER both came ! sara almost didnt come b.c. she was sick and going to GB the next day for break but SHE CAME ! she amazes me at times .. she loves the YSA and i know she feels at home with them. we wished her a happy turkey day in GB and we are excited to talk about her time with her mom .. it was a crutial visit .. keep her in your prayers !
on tuesday i was not well at all. my lil s.pluim let me rest and get better so we could go on exchanges later that night. i love my companion. she is the cutest and sweetest. the exchanges that night were good. we went out with the auxilaries from the Muskego Lakes .. i went with s. Kozlosky b.c. the YW Pres couldnt go .. it was sister k's first time going .. we live with her we should take her more ! and she loved it ! it opened her eyes to other people and what we really do !
THANKSGIVING WAS AMAZING ! WE PLAYED IN THE FAMOUS GREENDALE TURKEY BOWL ! and of course we rocked the house ! then we went to the RISSE HOME .. vals family is so fun ! they made a delicious meal of the turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes ! MMMMMMM good ! i know marmie and the memmotts probably cooked up a storm ! you still win to me on the best ! we also had another meal with the KOZLOSKY/ORNE crew ! it was hard to continue to eat but we did ! we were very thankful ! it was a good day and we got to talk to lots of people ! brother k invited his friend AL [short for aladin] over later and he actually knew us from dropping the other sisters car off to get a oil change once. al is muslim and he taught us a lot about his faith and we taught him our beliefs and knowledge. it was a really good night !
THE LORDS HAND IS IN EVERYTHING ! this is why ..
on friday we had a tentative dinner appt with the MILEYS [they just moved here from snowflake, az .. H&B they know holbrook .. i think they know some hatchs too !] THEY ARE SO COOL ! so we call us s. miley to check and she acts real cool and says "oh yea be here at 5p !" so we pull up at 5p .. on time i would like to point out ! and she has boxes of pizza in her hand and just kinda laughs and says i really FORGOT you were coming so i am glad you called and we are having pizza ! we all just laughed .. there 5 children are so cute and cleaning the house away ! as we are all greating each other in comes another guest ! SHANTALL .. she is 16 and babysits for them .. s. miley FORGOT she was doing her hair that night too !
SHANTALL is the coolest 16 year old ! she is an amazing dancer .. she knows every style .. even KRUMPING ! she is doing a battle in 3 weeks ! SO COOL ! but she also told us she has been trying to find a faith .. shes gone to everything but LDS practically. while s.miley was doing her hair and s.pluim was playing/distracting the kids i got to teach her about Heavenly Father and who we really are and the happiness of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ ! it was so cool ! we are hoping to see her again this coming week ! THE LORDS MIRACLES !
the rest of the week was good .. we are searching for Heavenly Fathers prepared .. loving all we see and opening our mouths to share the joy of the restroration and eternal families.
thank you for your prayers and support. please continue to keep the wisconsinities in your prayers. our area needs lots of love, service and support ! we are trying to light the fire of missionary work within them ! i know LOVE, combined with FAITH and HOPE it changes EVERYTHING !
i will be like Nephi ALWAYS ..
“Blessed art thou, Nephi, for those things which thou hast done; for I have beheld how thou hast with unwearyingness declared the word, which I have given unto thee, unto this people. And thou hast not feared them, and hast not sought thine own life, but hast sought my will, and to keep my commandments.”
“And now, because thou hast done this with such unwearyingness, behold, I will bless thee forever; and I will make thee mighty in word and in deed, in faith and in works; yea, even that all things shall be done unto thee according to thy word, for thou shalt not ask that which is contrary to my will.”
i love this work. i love being a sister missionary. i love wisconsin. [there is no snow on the ground in milwaukee yet but i want there to be !] i love the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
I LOVE YOU.