Monday, April 27, 2009

Heart is Full

Helloooo! I'm so excited to hear everything went well with the delivery of little Maya!! Good job Denee. I'm sorry I missed it but glad to hear I still got to write a message on the window..thanks bai ;) Everything is going so great here! We have transfers on Friday the 1st and I'm so nervous I'm just praying I don't get transferred, we have 6 baptisms lined up for the first 2 weeks of May and I would hate to miss them. My first area has been so wonderful. Of course its Gorgeous because its right on the coast. The people are so kind and hilarious! The other day we got to a house and the woman came runnin out saying Sis Grant Sis Grant I have Dairy Queen for you!!! I ALMOST DIED! We had talked about ice cream the day before in our apartment, hah and I had said something about dairy queen :) I sprinted...literally over to her for the goods haha she was so excited as she handed me a container, the label said DAIRY was like full on cow cream...hahahah talk about miscommunication! LOL I had a good laugh and accepted her gift. She was all smiles and so was I but for completely different reasons.

We also attended a funeral for one of the Less Active members we have been visiting for the last 3 weeks or so it was so sad but also one of the sweetest experiences of my life. As I stood there on the Beach where her service was and watched her family (not all members) comfort one another and deal with their grief I offered a prayer of thanks for the knowledge I have of the Plan of Salvation and opportunity I have now to share it with so many people that are in need of it. As I sang Come unto Jesus...( requested by the husband random I know) At first I was terrified of course. I hate singing in front of people plus I had known this woman only a few short weeks, but As I sang standing there alongside the ocean I was overcome with the most peaceful feeling I have ever felt of How much our Heavenly Father loves each and every one of us and He knows us individually. I stood there and prayed that the family of this woman would also be able to feel this same peace I felt at this time so they could find comfort in knowing they would see their mother, wife and grandma again. As I continued to sing I was overcome with emotion, the spirit was so strong, I made eye contact with the Husband ( non-member) and as he looked back at me with Tears streaming down his face I knew he felt it. I knew he felt the Lords love for him and his family. It was incredible and something I will never forget.

I know without a doubt the Plan of Salvation is real. I know that with life's trials and difficulties it can sometimes feel too hard to bear but I know that All our Savior asks us to do is Come unto him. That's it. Follow his example, and he has promised us more happiness than we could ever imagine. I know that there are signs of the renewal of life and the blessings we have been given all around us all we have to do is look. I don't know who reads my blog and I don't know who I will meet each day as I leave my apartment but I do know that the message of the gospel is for everyone! I'm so happy to hear how great everything is going for everyone back home. Know that everything is equally great here! I'm lovin it! ;) and I love you all so much! I'll write next week and let ya know what happened with transfers! My prayers are with you!

Love always,

1 comment:

  1. I loved talking at philipino funerals! Trust me you will not forget it and the other cultural stuff that comes with it!