Monday, May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016

I found my camera! But this computer is being slow and it doesn't know how to upload pictures but maybe I'll send some next week. Actually maybe it'll figure it out. We'll see. So Saturday was Florence Day! And on Florence Day all the sisters get to dress up in pioneer clothes and march in the big parade. It was so much fun. I'm finally starting to learn all the information. I almost know enough to be able to give a tour by myself, but not quite. I just love working in the trail center and learning about the pioneers and their history. I want to go on a church history tour so bad after my mission.

A couple days ago this guy walked into the trail center and I recognized him and it was this guy that Sister Christensen had taught in her first area and we got to go to his baptism in Omaha last March! I seriously can't believe that was over a year ago. That's just so weird. I can't believe I'm going home a month from today. June 16 is coming way too fast. 

Well, that's all I have time for. Maybe I'll actually send a full email soon.

Ugh, other missionaries keep reading sad scriptures to me. Well, not sad. Just about going home. Like D&C 126:

1 Dear and well-beloved brother, Brigham Young, verily thus saith the Lord unto you: My servant Brigham, it is no more required at your hand to leave your family as in times past, for your offering is acceptable to me.
2 I have seen your labor and toil in journeyings for my name.
3 I therefore command you to send my word abroad, and take especial care of your family from this time, henceforth and forever. Amen.

And 2 Timothy 4:7:

6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
Quote of the week:  "God the Father watches over us, fills our hearts with breathtaking joy, brightens our darkest hours with blessed peace, distills upon our minds precious truths, shepherds us through times of distress, rejoices when we rejoice, and answers our righteous petitions. He offers to His children the promise of a glorious and infinite existence and has provided a way for us to progress in knowledge and glory until we receive a fulness of joy. He has promised us all that He has. Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect,He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God’s love encompasses us completely. What this means is that, regardless of our current state, there is hope for us. No matter our distress, no matter our sorrow, no matter our mistakes, our infinitely compassionate Heavenly Father desires that we draw near to Him so that He can draw near to us." ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Bonus Quote because I forgot to send one last week: 
"Though none of us will ever have to experience the depth of what our Lord suffered, we each will have our own dark and bitter hours—times when our sorrow and grief may appear to be greater than we can bear. There will be times when the weight and remorse of our sins will press mercilessly upon us.  Even so, if we will lift our hearts to the Lord during those times, surely He will know and understand. He who suffered so selflessly for us in the garden and on the cross will not leave us comfortless now. He will strengthen, encourage, and bless us. He will encircle us in His gentle arms. He will be more than an angel to us. He will bring us blessed comfort, healing, hope, and forgiveness. For He is our Redeemer. Our Deliverer. Our merciful Savior and our blessed God." ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf

~Sister Temp

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