From: Amanda Gibbons
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 1:19 PM
To: Bonnie Gibbons
Subject: Oh the mission! LOVE IT!
Wow, this was a tough week. Lots of rain and many people with closed hearts. It´s crazy how some people will have the truth right in front of them, agree with it, but still reject it! I just hope at sometime they will be able to open their hearts and come unto Christ. I know that if we are on the Lord’s side we will be saved in the last days, when the Wars are Raging and the World is getting worse.
I know that life is really a tough thing, but one thing i know is that i am happier, healthier and have more time to do the things i want when I have put the Lord first. I just read in an ensign article “But when we immerse ourselves in the scriptures regulary and consistently, these other areas of activity will automatically come!” What a wonderful blessing. To have a more spiritual and uplifting life as well as be blessed with all areas of our lives to fall into place.
We have to work each day to have a testimony. President Kimball said, “don’t forget it! You have to fight for a testimony! You have to keep fighting!” The world is getting worse, and people all around are telling you that living the life of God is wierd or wrong. Don’t let them into your head. Remember that this is the time to prepare to meet God, not to be bad and do wrong, and then right b/4 we die, ask for forgiveness. If we want to live with God and with our families, we have to fight. As Nephi said, we are but a few people, but the anger of the Lord will desend upon the wicked and the righteous will prevail! To change is difficult and it’s not instant, like everything else is in this world, but I promise you the blessings will come! Your life will be better, pray, read, go to church. Do the simple things that really matter and life will be SO MUCH BETTER!
I give thanks everyday for being on the mision and all those years of coaches making me run. Thank you for you kind words and for your support. Continue to pray for the missionaries. As my good friend just wrote to me, there are 4 million members and Orly 51,000 missionaries and The prophet and the 12 with this oficial calling to be missionaries. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Ha. Keep the faith my Brothers and sisters. I pray the Lord will continue to bless your life!
Until next week,