Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It has been a great week..

The days weeks are flying by.. but the days are long enough to fit in a whole bunch of things...
We had miracles happen.. although they happen every week.. I will share my favorite..
So... The Thursday before last Thursday Sis. Reynolds and I were planning.. as we do every Thursday. We were praying hard to be inspired to know how to find more people to teach and share the wonderful message of the gospel too. SO. I remembered something that we used to do in the New Jersey Cherry Hill Mission called "Windows" basically what a window is, is an appointment with Heavenly Father.. So we prayed to know what day, what time, and what street that we should be on. The day was Wednesday the 13th, the time was 12-1 and the street was Summit St.. and back up.. Walnut Ln. Do you want to know how many miracles we saw ... so many! We were able to teach and to set up return appointments with 2 people that we met. It was so neat. It truly strengthened my testimony of Prayer and following the spirit.. I know that the Lord is preparing people to hear the wonderful message of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. When we ASK with FAITH.. the Lord WILL answer our prayers. I have been studying a lot about prayer this week... We must pray with sincerity of heart and be full of faith.. The Lord will bless us with his spirit, and strengthen us to withstand anything we face in this life and will bless us with comfort and peace. This is an amazing work to be apart of at this time!
Yesterday was the Primary Program in our ward.. Can i just tell you I was in tears.. these children are so precious.. they are great examples to me. The spirit I felt was incredible.. when they sang about being Valiant and shared the stories of Jesus. You shouldn't keep the spirit from being there or keep a smile off your face!
Also this week.. I studied.. all the scriptures that have the word Cheer in them... It was a fantastic study.. I recommend it to you all!! ..... one of my favorite verses was in Doctrine and Covenants 61:36 All: Be of GOOD CHEER I am in your midst and I have not forsaken thee. It is so important for us to be of GOod CheEr.. If we have faith in our Savior.. we need not fear!
Love you all!

Monday, October 18, 2010

This week I have seen so many miracles. SO. MANY. MIRACLES.

We have been able to find so many people that are interested in hearing the wonderful message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! I feel very blessed! It makes me so grateful that Heavenly Father is in charge of this work.. that he is the Grand Designer of this amazing Design we get to live in everyday. That he has the power to create beautiful experiences that we can partake of.. that he also allows us to go through hard things to allow us to grow.
In my studying this week I studied a lot about Personal Revelation. Which is such blessing that we all have access to.. to be able to receive our Heavenly Father's guidance and direction in all of our choices and decisions. Somethings I have been realizing is that.. God truly does and always will love ALL of His children, that He is so ready and willing to support us in a trial or circumstance we may find ourselves. He will guide us and give us the power to know how to handle anything. He promises us His inspiration when we live worthy of it. It is so important to open your mind and your heart to the spirit... as Kathy would say "Pay attention to what gets your attention!" LOOK for the spirit and Heavenly Fathers guidance in your life. The Holy Ghost brings peace to us. One of my favorite scriptures lately has been.. John 14:27 Peace I give you... Not as the world giveth give I unto you... Let not your heart be troubled or afraid. We cannot find the peace of our Savior in the world. It just isn't there, it is found in living His words and His teachings. He was the one who took upon him all our sins, afflictions, sicknesses.. even joys in life. He KNOWS how to comfort us, because he KNOWS how we feel! Let us all strive to KNOW HIM better!
Sister Pallas

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

All I have to say this week is that ... I hope EVERYONE had an opportunity to listen to our wonderful Prophet and his Apostles.. and leaders.

If you missed out on this goodness... check out..
I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to hear from these inspired men and women and hear the messages that they have been fasting and praying over for weeks!
One of my favorite talks... although there were many was Pres. Uchctdorf: He talked about the 4 most important relationships that we can have in our lives..
1: Our relationship with God, we are His children. He has so much love for ALL of us that we can't even comprehend it.
2: Our relationship with our Family, can I just tell you all that I have the best family! I do.. they are perfect for me. I am also grateful to know that I can live with them forever. Forever.
3: Our relationship with our Fellowmen, there are people around us everyday that need a smile, listening ear, just time. We are the hands of our Savior when we serve his children.
4: Our relationship with Ourselves, take time to ponder the things that are important to us. Get to know ourselves!
He counseled us to slow down, take time, and refocus ourselves on the things that are really important in our lives. "Joyfully partake of the Simplicity"
I also really loved the talk about Gratitude from our beloved Prophet Pres. Thomas S. Monson: He challenged all of us to have "Attitudes of Gratitude" To live in thanksgiving daily, take time to pause and contemplate all our blessings, pray to be able see and recognize things to be grateful for. He also counseled us to always express our love and gratitude for those around us.. I have so many people to be grateful for in my life.. especially now, people I would never have met if i didn't decide to serve a mission. It still feels unreal to me that each morning I get to wake up and put on a name tag that says: Sister Pallas... The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints, I feel so blessed to be able to be a representative of my Savior. How I love Him and all that He has done for me. I love all of you as well for supporting me and remembering me in your prayers.. I feel them. :)
Love you all... Have a Blessed Day!
Sister Kait