It finally snowed on Thursday! 3 inches I think. But it is cold cold. Not Arizona cold like the 60's and 50's lol. The hottest it got yesterday was 27°. Today has a high of 38° so it's warming up. Oh but the snow is so beautiful! It is so nice. Except that it is a wet cold and not a dry cold so when the wind blows and its 17 degrees outside, it pierces your bones. But its fun.
Thursday my life changed. It was one the greatest experiences of my life. Elder Randall K. Bennett of the Seventy came and visited our mission. He didn't plan anything he was going to teach us but he studied the scriptures diligently and he and his wife had constant prayers that he would say what God wanted to say. It was amazing. So spiritual. He and President Porter taught and both their wives. Our mission is unlike any other mission. Elder Bennett at the end said with tears in his eyes, "There is not a better mission president on this Earth. There is not." I know that I was called to this mission. President Porter is the most inspired person I have met. Our mission is changing. The windows of heaven are opening on this mission. The promises that have been made to us by those holding priesthood keys and those under the direction of keys will come to pass. I know it. There are going to be big big miracles happening very soon in the Greatest Ohio Cincinnati Mission. My life is changing.
There was a point where Elder Bennett asked us to share what we were feeling. So I stood up and shared that I felt a lot of hope and relief because so far my whole mission I have been trying to control the work and control the things I couldn't. And all I was seeing was my failures. But now I understand that all I need to do is focus on my faith, do the things I committed to do, and as I do that, He will work through me. And He looked me in the eyes and said "You are not a failure." For the next 5-10 min It was all directed towards me. In fact he said that if he had a 17-18 year old daughter he would tell her to hang on and wait for me, lol. So yeah a general authority trusts me with his daughter haha. But besides that, I felt the Spirit so strongly and I felt the pure love Heavenly Father has for me.
My life changed, I know who I am. I will not be the same when I get back. I know that my Savior lives. I know he will always back me up. I will always make my next step in coming closer to Him. I love my Heavenly Father and I love Jesus Christ. And because of that I will be obedient. I will serve them. I know this work is true. I know miracles come as you follow the counsel given by those who hold the Keys of the Priesthood. This mission is changing, I am changing.
1. Matching ties matching Backpacks
Twins! Back Pack & Ties