So pretty much this has been like the hardest week ever!!!!! Sammy and Stuart dropped off the face of the planet. Pierre has had some major struggles and set backs and all of our other investigators.. literally ALL of them were no where to be seen or heard of. My heart has ached more than ever. I love all of them so much and it aches to see them hurt and not act upon this wonderful message. It has really been hard. On top of that I had to play piano for sacrament meeting blah! Oh also I am being moved. I am going to Aberdeen. In all this though I have learned some major and important lessons. I have really had to rely on my Savior and Heavenly Father more now than ever. And I was really able to draw near to them in my scripture study this week. I have always known that it is important but I understand it more now than ever! It is just so important. I understand now why. It isn't something you can completely explain either! I wish I could explain it for you but it really has just carried me. They are truly my source of strength! I have been reading in Mormon and I just have the deepest love for him. Oh boy, the things he faced and just how sweet he is. It has really touched my heart this week. I am so grateful for the Book of Mormon. It is true! Study it like crazy!!!! Just like the primary songs says,
"Because I want to be like the Savior, and I can,
I’m reading His instructions, I’m following His plan.
Because I want the power His word will give to me,
I’m changing how I live, I’m changing what I’ll be.
I’ll find the sword of truth in each scripture that I learn.
I’ll take the shield of faith from these pages that I turn.
I’ll wear each vital part of the armor of the Lord,
And fight my daily battles, and win a great reward.
Scripture power keeps me safe from sin.
Scripture power is the power to win.
Scripture power! Ev’ryday I need
The power that I get each time I read."
I am grateful for the scriptures and the precious truths they hold. Especially as we study the atonement and how we can truly change because of our Savior. We can repent and be forgiven. I know so strongly within my heart that this is the Lord's gospel. These are his precious truths. I know it has the power to change lives and to change us. I have seen it shape and change me and my heart is so full of gratitude for that. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. He is my champion. I know that He goes before me. I know that and I love Him!
I love you all and hope you have a great week!!! Thank you for all that you do and teach me!!!! I look up to your examples and can't help but smile! You are all the greatest!!!!1