Sunday, May 15, 2016

oh happy day!

This week has just been SO good. Yesterday i asked Sister Namariel "what happened this week that i can tell my family about?" (like i do every week haha) and she said "i don't know really what happened but it was just a good week". And i would just like to testify because it's been SUCH A GOOD WEEK. i don't know why it's just been great. 

we've had some amazing lessons with all the people that we're working with and they are all progressing really really well, they all have such a desire to serve God and others (shout out to kylee and her email) and because of that desire they are growing spiritually. i love watching people's testimony grow, i love seeing them read from the Book of Mormon and understand what they need to learn from it. i love when someone tells us their experience on how they came to know the message of the Restoration is true and how we have helped them know for themselves. I JUST LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY. it just keeps getting better and better and i am always surprised and how much i learn every day. i'm really excited to continue to progress and be the person that Heavenly Father desires for me to be, even after my mission. Because we are ALWAYS progressing, if we desire to do so. and when we do, we will learn so much. Grow so much. and be closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. 

i just wanted to share something from my personal study this morning:
So i've been really pondering President Monson's talk in General Conference about Choices and how choices determine our destiny. i love that at the end he says, "May we maintain the courage to defy the consensus. May we ever choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong. As we contemplate the decisions we make in our lives each day—whether to make this choice or that choice—if we choose Christ, we will have made the correct choice." I LOVE THAT! and so when we choose Christ and decide to always follow him at all times and in all things and in all places every other choice we make after choosing Him will be the right one. We know that Christ won't lead us on crooked paths, they're only straight. and so when we decide to follow Christ he will help us make the correct choices after that. and so pondering on that i read Elder Dallin H. Oaks' talk about opposition and in it he says, "because it is opposition that enables choice and it is the opportunity of making the right choices that leads to the growth that is the purpose of the Father’s plan." Beautiful. There will be opposition in our lives, we're not exempt from that but it is the opposition that allows us to show our trust and enforce our faith in Jesus Christ and CHOOSE the right. and by doing that we grow. we become stronger. we gain experience that leads us closer to Heavenly Father. 


okay gotta go! i love yous!!!!!! have a good week! 
May the Force be with you
Kia Kaha
Sister Judd