Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ponderizing and Birthday Package

Kia Ora America! 

This week has been an amazing blur! 

First of all i received my birthday parcel and it was so great! I got it on a day that i needed a good laugh and a smile. i opened it up and grabbed the the NZHM tshirts and all the sisters were like "woah you were JUST talking about how you don't have NZ shirt yet" because i have been like for the past couple weeks. how did yous get those and how did you know i've been wanting one? man the spirit guys, revelation is a thing. And the star wars pictures were THE BEST and the card made me so happy. I click it and listen to the the star wars song every morning before we leave the flat hahahaha It was so fun to share the pixy stix and skittles with all the sisters who had never tasted flavored sugar in a paper tube. everything in there was just what i needed and i loved it all SO much! Thanks!! and my companion loves her socks :) 

This week we got to watch conference! YES!! Waiting a week is so weird, lame time differences. But i loved listening to all the inspired talks and finding things that can help me as a daughter of God, a family member, a missionary, and a future mother. And heaps of other things as well. One of my favorite talks was about "Ponderizing". I really liked how Elder Durrant talked about how he ponderizes with his family and friends and how it has helped them grow closer to each other and their Heavenly Father. So I have made a decision on behalf of the Judd Family, and we are going to Ponderize a scripture verse each week! Since I received this revelation for our family i decided to prayfully pick a scripture for us to ponderize this week and yous can decide who can choose the next verse for next week. I'm really excited about this because we get to be close while still being far away from each other. I know that if each of you really put in the effort to truly ponder this verse and decide how you can apply it into your individual live and the life of the Judd Family we all can grow closer to each other and to our Father in Heaven.  I"M EXCITED!! So the verse is  John 4:14 "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."  

I love you all and can't wait to hear about the verse! Get creative, mum i challenge you to put it somewhere where all the family can see it! Boys and Jess put it as your screen saver or with all your school work so that you can see it everyday. And when yous wake up in the morning and say your morning prayers ponder the scripture and apply it to your life. I love this scripture so much because it shows s that with the Gospel of Jesus Christ we don't have to thirst or hunger after anything else because The Gospel of Jesus Christ can help us with anything. and once we realize that our decisions are based on returning to be with the ones we love for eternity. IT"S AMAZING!! 

okay i love you all 

may the force be with you

kia kaha