Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ah, another Great Change!

The time came again!! Yes 6 weeks, a phone call all us missionaries wait to get! The 6th week of the transfer is always crazy, it seems to be all we talk about and try to guess where everyone is going. Then Friday comes, the whole day we have butterflies in our stomach and just wait for Friday to end so that we can know whether we are staying or going. Then Saturday comes.. We await the phone call, cant seem to do anything. We cant sleep, cant study, cant eat.. Oh intense right? Ya well that's how it is for all of us missionaries..
Now, the change..
Santa Rosa was a GREAT area.. There were so many things that I learned, about the gospel and about myself. I'm grateful for the companion (friend) that I was able to serve with to help me with my struggles and helped me to become a better disciple of Christ.
I have only been here in Fairfield a few days and I'm already starting to love it.
Sometimes I think why things have to change.. Why do we have to get transferred from place to place and be with different companions?
I love what Sister Marjorie Pay Hinckley says, "Everything you are learning now is preparing you for something else."
I know this statement to be true.. Everything that I have learned in an area, I take it with me and apply it to what I need to.
Kinda like our purpose of why we are here on earth. It says in the scriptures that everything we learn here we take it into heaven with us, and apply those things when we get there.
I have to remind myself everyday that I will always learn something new, I will never know everything.
I am grateful for the Spirit helping to recognize what things in me and my life that I need to change. I know that I wouldn't be able to be a better disciple of Christ if it weren't for the different areas and companions! I'm so happy the Lord gives us So many opportunities to change and become the person that He knows and wants us to become! 
Remember who you are and what you stand for!

1 comment:

  1. You are going to love Fairfield! Oh man! And I completely agree, everything in life prepares us for what's to come. You're going to rock it there!