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Monday, April 4, 2016

My Last Week as a Teenager

Yup. I'm officially old. But I'm still young at heart, so that's what really matters, right? Thank you all for the birthday wishes! The best present today has been emailing all of you and hearing from my friends and family. I love you guys :) 
Didn't you all just LOVE General Conference!?!?!!? If you didn't get a chance to watch it yet, go right now! It will change your life if you have an open and willing heart :) I love hearing from our inspired leaders! I know God has called them for a reason. Thomas S. Monson is the one and only true Prophet on the Earth today. And he LOVES you. He really truly loves you. And his love is only a portion of the love God and our Savior Jesus Christ have for you. That's a lot of love. Go watch it and feel that love. And just like Elder Holland said in his concluding talk, don't forget the feelings you have as you listen to General Conference. Let that feeling last. Study those words and implement them into your life. They can make a difference. 
Some quotes from General Conference and fun facts:
There are 177 Announced Temples!!!! Yay!!! 150 of them are currently operating! The Lord's work is Hastening! 
There are also ~75,000 Missionaries!!
"This is His [Jesus Christ's] conference!" -Pres. Eyring
"The most extraordinary knowledge we can obtain is that we are all sons and daughters of God." - Elder Hallstrom.
"You can have what you want or you can have something better." -Elder Holland
"When trials come, partaking of the sacrament will bring safety." - Elder Renlund
"A child's spiritual DNA is perfect!" -Elder Anderson
"The choices we make determine our destiny." -President Monson
"If we choose Christ, we will choose right!" -Presidnet Monson
"God sees us worthy of rescue" - President Uchtdorf. He will carry you home. We can have confidence and trust that our Father can and will rebuild us into something more than we could ever imagine.
"We have God's assurance that He will consecrate our afflictions for our gain." Elder Oaks
"We will be blessed for our desire to do good... We can escape the consequences of sin and stupidity- our own and others... He will help us especially when we struggle... Tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among us, as we sanctify ourselves today."-Elder Holland
Oh and there's a million more I wish to share! But that's plenty :) So, this week our investigators Suzie, Lynda, and Thereasa all watched General Conference! It was so amazing! They loved it! And Lynda is already in 2 Nephi in the Book of Mormon! They're progressing SO well! I love it! Many great things are happening with them.
This week we also had the privilege of getting to know Sister Carolyn Allen, our mini-missionary! She was just absolutely fantastic :) I loved having her around and wish we could've just kidnapped her and kept her forever and ever. I'll definitely be seeing more of her after the mission! I love her :) She teaches already with just power and conviction. I just love missionaries :) 
So, basically my last week as a teenager was really great! There's so much I wish I could tell, but not enough time to say it all. I love this work. I love this Gospel. I KNOW I am a daughter of God. I know it. And you can know your divine nature, too. You can pray and God will listen. He wants to hear from you. There's a little story I heard this last week. It was about a recent convert named Lucy Wong. She was going into an interview with her bishop a few months after she was baptized and he thought he could teach her a little something about prayers. So he asked her how her prayers were going. She said the usual, "I pray every morning and evening. In the morning I tell Heavenly Father the plans I have for the day. I ask for things that I need. I thank Him for all that I have... the usual." The Bishop asked about her evening prayers and she said, "Well, I start by saying, 'Dear Father, this is Lucy Wong....' and then I listen.”...

The Bishop had a little something to learn that day from this sweet new member. She listened, and God spoke. I promise you all that God speaks to us personally. I've tried this whole "listening" thing for the last week and my prayers have changed. My days have changed. My attitude has changed. Listen. God is speaking to you. And be willing to hear what He has to say. I promise you will hear Him as you genuinely listen. I know it, because I've heard Him. He told me I'm His daughter among many other things. And you can know that, too.
You just have to listen.
I love you all. You truly are amazing people. I hope this week is better than ever before. Make tomorrow magnificent each and every day. And make this day better than yesterday, each and every day. I love you. God loves you. Never forget that.
Scripture of the Week: D&C 6:34
Quote of the Week: "When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer." -Corrie Ten Boom


Sister Humphrey

Note from Mom: My baby girl (second to last) turned 20 today!! Hard to believe!!! I miss her, but I'm so very proud of her, and the hard work she is doing. I also know the Lord is proud of her too!