It's been another wonderful week! Probably my best week yet... but then again it all seems to just get better and better!
We had a very special zone conference on Thursday. That was absolutely uplifting and inspiring. It was our last time getting to be with President and Sister Randall, so they were kind of giving their last words.
For how much I love, admire, and respect their knowledge of the gospel, I found it quite fascinating that they focused the whole conference around the basic principles of the gospel of Christ. Specifically, on personal prayer and scripture study.
I have a true testimony of the power of God's word. I KNOW that it is a tool given for our benefit, if we just study it out in our minds and in our hearts.
And, I am so very thankful for the power of prayer - for the ability to communicate with my Father in Heaven.
I loved what was shared: "The object of prayer is not to change the will of God but to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that God is already willing to grant. But that are made conditional on our asking for them... Prayer is a form of work and is an appointed means for obtaining the highest of all blessings."
God wants to bless us, He wants to guide us. I have always known this. But, I think that the WORK is what has been lacking on my part lately. So, it was a super good reminder that led to a lot of personal revelation!
I am so thankful for the Randall's and the extraordinary people that they are!! I have been so blessed to learn from them. But, I am very excited for the Dunnigan's to get here on Friday!
It was a great week. Went on exchanges with my bestie, Sister Whetman. Caught my very first firefly and made a bug jar. (I didn't think they were really real life and were only in the movies, but turns out they are real life!) They make these summer nights so beautiful.
Judy had her baby Saturday night!! She was with us at the church all night for a social and we were literally with her when she started having contractions hahaha. She has given her the American name of Ivy, which Sister Scott and I chose!
We teach a cute little boy in our ward English, so that has been so cute and fun. And just working hard every day to serve and love and share the news!
My heart has been so full of gratitude this week. I am so thankful for my Heavenly Father's perfect plan for me. And that He guided me to where I am today. I LOVE WHERE I STAND.