Dear dear dear Mom and dad,
have not gotten any letters this past week :) but that's okay,
be a wonderful treat for this week!
is crazy that a year has already gone by since Emily sang at the
last year! Remember how Dennis [PTI producer} staged it so that it
looked like it
unplanned for me to sing too!! Haha so fun! Also Emily is so
and I love telling everyone that my little sister was Portland
weather has gotten a little bit warmer again. ?
stomach was still crazy sick all last week (without the lactose) so
talked to president Jenkins on Friday and
he thinks that I may not
be lactose intolerant, but rather it is my body's way if
with the stress that I have been feeling since being in the
field. He gave me a blessing this afternoon, and he gave me
words of encouragement and comfort. He also encouraged me to
1 Nephi 3-4 and ask myself "why Nephi was asked to go back
3 times and what things did he learn in going to and from?"
also said no more sugar and I need to exercise more.
is awesome that Kevin got that job!!! And I can't believe Kara
done with school!! And they're gonna get married!!! :D I'm
what is the job offer dad got in la? Who would he be working
would he be doing? Would you apply for Disneyland if he got the
cannot wait to watch that video of grandpa!!!! That will be so cool
is just really amazing that grandpa is still alive after having
a big stroke. Everything that I read about grandpa seems so
because I'm only reading about it. I do appreciate the updates
I love to know that he still has his awesome sense of humor.
and grandpa that I am going to get to go see uncle Keith and
Shirley this week!! I told president Jenkins about how grandpa is
doing well, and that I was feeling prompted to ask for permission
call uncle Keith sooner rather than later, and president Jenkins
me I should of course go visit him, and that I could make
visits! He also told me to keep him updated on everything
love your new calling!!! It would be awesome if I was transferred
ysa ward and then we would both be working with the YSA!!! We
out transfer news on Saturday.
really cool insight on Alma the younger mom. I also love he
you made about Alma being Abinidi's only convert. That's
how many people were thereafter saved!
can you send me Michelle's mission emails each week? Also,
blog is so slow moving (I think we went online once this week) so
don't need any pictures right now :) I will email you when I
think of specific picture I need though. Thank you so much
question: you know my candy cane Christmas nightgown? And my
sweater? If you decide to send me my Christmas package like
at the end of November, I would greatly appreciate if those two
were also in there. And then I promise I wouldn't open what else
in there until Christmas morning, I know it's a looonnngg ways
but I wanted to remind you now. Maybe you can write it
Or even better you could grab the two clothing items now,
set them where you won't forget to send them. And I was hoping to
those two specific items before Christmas just cause they would
to wear in December :)
is a lady in our ward who writes books! You should look for them
Deseret. Her name is Jean Mathews. One of the books is set in
I think the title of that book has the word "run" in it
Tell me if they are good!!
get to sing for elder Nelson in a quartet this September!! It
to be a choir, but elder Nelson requested a quartet, and so I
soprano!! Yay :D I can't wait!!
I don't know if he is already on the email list for my letters
you do that), but can you add brother Belnap to the list? His
so this comes from the January 2007 new era:
quest for spiritual knowledge (Boyd k packer)
if I could teach you this one principle: a testimony is to be
in the bearing of it!
in your quest for spiritual knowledge, there is that “leap
faith,” as the philosophers call it. It is the moment when you
to the edge of the light and stepped into the darkness to
that the way is lighted ahead for just a footstep or two.
spirit of man is,” as the scripture says, indeed “the candle
Lord” (Proverbs 20:27).
is one thing to receive a witness from what you have read or
has said; and that is a necessary beginning. It is quite
to have the Spirit confirm to you in your bosom that what you
testified is true. Can you not see that it will be supplied as
share it? As you give that which you have, there is a
speak out is the test of your faith.
testimony of the things that you hope are true, as an act of
It is something of an experiment, like the experiment that
Alma proposed to his followers. We begin with faith--not with
perfect knowledge of things. That sermon in the 32nd chapter of
one of the greatest messages in holy writ, for it is addressed to
beginner, to the humble seeker. And it holds a key to a witness
know I've shared some of this with you before, but then I found
article and I wanted to share more with you. Sometimes it can
to share your testimony because you might be afraid of
it or treating it like garbage. But I know now that it is when
share our testimony, that the Holy Ghost can bare testimony that
saying is true.
love you so much!