"Much of the major growth that is coming to the Church in the last days will come because many of the good women of the world (in whom there is often such an inner sense of spirituality) will be drawn to the Church in large numbers. This will happen to the degree that the women of the Church reflect righteousness and articulateness in their lives and to the degree that the women of the Church are seen as distinct and different--in happy ways--from the women of the world... Thus it will be that female exemplars of the Church will be a significant force in both the numerical and spiritual growth of the Church in the last days" President Spencer W. Kimball

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

So the Story Goes...

I have been sick this entire week with some random virus that has hit our zone hard! Holy cow, but I am just breaking away from it the last couple of days. It has been the weirdest thing; headaches, ache body, endless need of sleep but the inability to actually do so. It was weird. But I'm better now, just in time to say Happy New Year and much love and success in the days to come!

The days are going by uber fast now. I honestly am in that trance where I feel like I cant differentiate between the days. The only thing that keeps me understanding that the days are passing are the change of weeks on my planner... and those are even going by fast. That reminds me, I need a new planner because the cycle ends this week. I have no idea what will happen, but I am almost positive I will be here in Olmstead until the end of days, so Im not even concerned.

Out here in the Bronx we have been in the hospital a lot. I dont know if it is just the change of year or new insurance plans coming through but we have spent a lot of time bedside of amazing members and investigators sharing spiritual messages and anticipated better times to come. I have to say that it has allowed me a great chance to practice much needed patience, love, charity and compassion towards those that I serve. The mission has a way of doing that to those who need it most ;) It reminds me of my favorite account of the Savior in 3 Nephi 17. He stayed! And that's all there is to it.

Let our love and desires find us where we want to be this year. Let us dwell with the Lord as he stays with us, and let us be his hands to those in need in the upcoming year. I love you all and wish you a happy week, and so it is...

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