Friday, December 16, 2016

Week of March 7 2016: And It Came to Pass . . .

'And it came to pass that I began to be old, and an hundred and seventy and nine years [or eighteen months] had passed away from the time that our father Lehi left Jerusalem [or the time that Hermana Campbell left Seattle]' (Enos 1:25).
Just kidding. But the last eighteen months have passed incredibly quickly, and the end has come too fast. This last week was full of miracles, including two baptisms, of Daniel and Jeny. Baptisms are always stressful, and we had to push ourselves to be able to visit both of them all week to finish teaching them the lessons and prepare them for their interviews, but we had a wonderful baptismal service on Saturday and they were both confirmed on Sunday. 
Of the many things I could learn in my mission, the principle that has changed me the most is this: accept the will of the Lord, no matter what it be. It's tough sometimes, whether it be getting caught in the rain to be able to teach lessons, or accepting that your investigators aren't ready for baptism, the Lord has a plan for us and we have to accept it. I've met so many wonderful people and seen the gospel change their lives. I know that Christ lives and is more than just an idea or a name in a book. He is a person who worries about us and wants to help us, and he suffered for us so that we could be saved. The gospel is joyful, and we should live it as such! Trust in the council of the prophet, apply the atonement in your lifes, and remember that there is an all-powerful being who worries about you and loves you. Si? Si.
'And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness' (2 Nefi 5:27).
Be safe. Be happy.
Hermana Campbell

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