We use the excuse that our parents do something so it’s okay for us. But it doesn’t matter. We all need to be constantly progressing. It is like dance. Anna is a way better dancer than I was at the age of ten. The bar was raised she rose to the occasion, and now she is amazing. She never told anyone, “Oh, I don’t need to work harder or do that because this is how good my sissy was at my age.” If we use this analogy with the gospel, think of how the church would be strengthened. The generations of families in the church would be even stronger. So instead of saying, “Oh, it’s okay to do this and this because that is what my family does,” we can choose to do something different because that is what our Father in Heaven wants us to do.
Just like we can't gain a testimony of tithing before paying it, I cannot gain a testimony of putting my trust in the Lord and his plan without first trusting Him. I am going to trust Him and the blessings He has promised me. I feel so strongly that the timing of my mission is divine.
ps. This whole mission in Argentina thing is about as unglamorous as it gets. I sweat buckets everyday. It is so hot and humid. The sun is blazing. And believe it or not I am tan, but I dress like a grandma. I am going to need some serious help when I get home to not look like a grandma anymore! (No offense to my beautiful grandmas intended. Even you two wouldn’t wear what I am wearing.)
psss. We are getting 38 missionaries this week. Apparently ALL of the visa waiters received their visas!
|If you were wondering if that is my white watch, you are wrong. That is my wrist tan from my watch.|
|My ten letters! Thank you everyone!|
|Sister Morales taught me how to make tortillas! But this is at night, and I have been working all day and am wearing no makeup so no one judge me!|