June 24, 2020


Mesa, Arizona


Sestra Williams


Friends and Family!       I cannot believe it has been two weeks already since I started my mission. It feels like just yesterday that I was going on cabin trips, swimming, and golfing away. All the sacrifices have been completely worth it. I have never ever been happier.      First of all, I am so grateful for how this opportunity I have to be a missionary at home! I remember feeling sad while I was in school at BYU because I was worried I wouldn't get enough time with my family before I had to leave for my mission. So I am truly just soaking in all the time I get to spend with the people I love most.     My online zoom classes are THE BEST! My new BFF Sister Williams and I get to learn Slovenian together AND learn how to share the most amazing message in the world! We laugh so much and have the best time talking/studying the scriptures on Facetime. There are only about 5 sisters in Slovenia at a time so the chance of us being companions while we are there is so high!! We can't wait for that.      I am obsessed with this language. Since I get to study it for 9 whole weeks in the MTC that just shows how complicated it is. My teacher says "It's the language of exceptions". Who knew you could have words without vowels (ex. krst & smrt). I could give you like an hour lecture on why it is so cool and how I am so obsessed with the grammar haha.      I need to share one of the most important things I have learned as a missionary. Just a few days after I started the MTC, it felt like things kept going wrong (I had toe surgery, the language seemed too hard, things came up so family couldn't visit, etc.). Even the mission itself seemed too hard. I felt like there was a mountain right in front of me that I was expected to climb. I didn't know what I was doing and it felt like it would take too long and this trek was never going to end. No matter where you are in your life I want you to remember these things that I learned from this experience.1) You are not alone. We have a Father in Heaven who loves us and who is watching over us. He will guide you if you let him. 2) Nobody expects you to be perfect. With language learning especially I have found that the more I try to speak the more mistakes I make, but it only makes us better to fail because we can learn from our mistakes.3) Things take time. There is no way I could learn Slovenian overnight. The same goes for becoming perfect like Jesus Christ. Each day is a new day to make progress towards our goals.4) Set goals!! "Through goals and plans, our hopes are transformed into action."(Preach My Gospel). Seriously, goal setting works wonders. Set daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals! It doesn't have to be New Years to change things!5) Enjoy the journey! Life is mean to be enjoyed. I truly believe you can find joy in every circumstance just like President Nelson said (see the quote with my pictures).      Although my problems weren't solved overnight, I felt peace and hope knowing I could be guided through every situation ahead. I still feel that same peace every day. I love being a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am so excited and hopeful for the rest of my mission and for the rest of my life! Thanks for all the support and love!!     Vem, da Bog je naš Nebeški Oče. Mi smo Njegovi otroci. Hvaležen sem za ljubezen našega Nebeškega Očeta. Jezus Kristus je Bozji sin. Z njegovo odkupno daritvijo lahko projmemo večno živiljenje. Lahko de vrnemo, če ostanemo čisti. V imenu Jezusa Kristusa, Amen.      With Love,          Sestra King


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