We are coming to the end of this transfer. As long as the days are, the transfer as a whole has gone fairly fast looking back at it. This past week was pretty good. We had our usual bingo during the week which was great. Always fun to play bingo with the old folks. We met with the smith family! They are great. They are super close to baptism, just a few more steps for them. I feel like I will probably be gone before that happens though. We also talked with the other family we found a couple weeks ago. They are still super nice and want to meet but are very busy so it probably won’t happen for a bit. We also started a new youth activity we’re going to be doing. Most of the convert baptisms in the church come from the youth so we’re trying really hard to work with them and hoping something comes from that! I also got my travel itinerary which made things seem very real! Crazy to think my two years is almost over!
This scripture has been on my mind a lot lately. It is found in the 121st and 122nd sections of the Doctrine and Covenants. This was revelation Jospeh smith received while he was in Liberty Jail. Basically he was asking why me, why all this suffering and pain. And this is what he was told.
“7 My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment;
8 And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.”
“7 And if thou shouldst be cast into the pit, or into the hands of murderers, and the sentence of death passed upon thee; if thou be cast into the deep; if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge up the way; and above all, if the very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.”
It really helped me to recognize that no matter what happens, I am in good hands. My loving father in Heaven would not allow me to suffer and to go through trials if it wasn’t going to in some way help me. And then this scripture seals everything together.
“8 The Son of Man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than he?”
I am definitely not greater than Jesus Christ. And he has suffered anything and everything that I will ever go through. If we can learn to rely on the Atonement, it will carry me and you and anybody else through anything. I love my Savior and I know he lives. He loves us and I know that he is there to help us when we struggle. And I’m so grateful for that! I love y’all!