Hey everyone!! I hope your weeks have been amazing!! I am just about out of time and we are heading on over to a Zone PDAY in the RAIN!! :D It should be a blast, but I thought I would share thought with all of you before I go! :D
Hey everyone!! :D First off it's one of my favorite holidays this week, the 24th of July or Pioneer day, and yes some of that is just because I love July. It truly is one of the best months of the year but I also really love the song Come, Come Ye Saints, this song has helped me so much throughout my mission! It has some amazing lyrics to it, so if you get the chance go and check it out! :)
So this week has been quite the adventure, we have had lots of crazy ups and lots of crazy downs but it has become such a great week of learning, growing, applying, humbling and everything else to it's testing point! I am grateful for the times that we learn the most, I think that at the last day when we are looking back on our lives, or looking back on hard times we will be the most grateful for them because those are the times we learned the most! :D This week I found this quote and I have decided it pretty much describes how I see life, "Darkness exists, we must choose not to dwell there!" -President Uchtdorf! I have learned that even though hard times, darkness, saddness all these things that the world wants us to see are there if we have the spirit with us and if we do all that we can, pray, try and laugh, smile and serve others and love them more then ourselves we truly will be able to come out of the darkness to a brighter day! :) It doesn't mean that the darkness isn't there, it means we have decided to rise above it! I hope that helps any of you that wonder why I am so happy all the time, haha it doesn't mean that my mission is easy, or that I don't have days where I doubt, no one is immune to the challenges that this mortal life gives to us, but we always have a choice of how we respond. :) Anyways there is my little thought for today! :)
This week like I said was pretty crazy, lots of ups and downs, but we have seen a bunch of really great miracles!! :) We found this awesome guy that pretty much just said, I want to meet with you, I have met members, I have met missionaries will you teach me! Now that doesn't happen very often! What a blessing from on high! I thought it was so cool, the Lord really does prepare people to hear of His gospel!
There is a song that I really love and I want to share some of the lyrics with all of you, this song has helped me through a ton of things before my mission, and on my mission and I am sure it will help me after my mission as well! :)
"We pray for blessings, we pray for peace, comfort for family, protection while we sleep.. But what if our blessings come through rain drops.. What if our healing comes through tears.. What if the trials of this life are our blessings in disguise! " I know that the Lord truly does have a plan for each and every one of us. We may not always see it, but he truly does Hear and Answer our prayers. I know this gospel is true. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ we can be changed, we can become more then we ever thought was possible! :D
I love you all!! Have a wonderful week!! :)
Love Sister Chisholm!
(a note about the lyrics to that song...it is one of our very favorites, it's called Blessings by Laura Story)