Monday, January 4, 2016

January 4, 2016

I understand that life can be difficult sometimes and that we don't always know why some things happen to us, but just remember that we have a loving Heavenly Father and that our loving Heavenly Father has a plan for each of us. We need to trust in this plan and have faith that all will work out. Something that is always hard to keep in mind, I know this better than most, is that we will be given it in His timing and in His way. We don't always understand how things happen but our Father in Heaven knows. He knows everything and He has a reason for doing things the way that he does them. President Monson said, "He who created us and who loves us perfectly knows just how we need to live our lives in order to obtain the greatest happiness possible." Heavenly Father only wants our happiness. He has provided us with this gospel so that we may be able to receive that happiness. As we follow what we have been taught and keep the covenants that we have made and will make, be steadfast in our faith, be hopeful, and do all that is asked of us. Heavenly Father will bless us. He wants to bless us. He knows the things that we stand in need of and in His timing will it be given to us. Sometimes he just requires our faith and is testing how far are we willing to go for Him. We are given these experiences in our life to help us grow. He stretches us and sometimes he stretches close to the point where we feel we might break, but we never actually break. We are only stretched into something stronger that is able to withstand more than we were able to before. Little by little he molds us into the people he desires us to become. Don't worry if things are not working quite how you are expecting or wanting them to. Just know that they are happening the way that it is intended to and that it will work out in a way that will benefit you. As we rely on our Savior, He is able to help us overcome all things. I have developed a deep and abiding testimony of Him. I know that He lives, I know that He loves us, and I know that through Him we are able to become perfected and like our Father in Heaven. We are capable of so much more than we know. Don't look at yourself through mortal eyes, but see yourself through our Heavenly Father's. He sees us as his sons and daughters with the potential of becoming like him.

I wanted to share this with all of you as well. I know that you have hard times in your life as well, but keep looking forward with hope in the promised blessings and faith that they will be given to you. Remember all the blessings that you have received. Remember to thank our Heavenly Father for them and show your gratitude. I honestly don't think that I thank Him enough for all that I have been given. I encourage all of you especially since it is a new year now to reflect on this past year and what you have received. You will come to realize how much you have been given and have to be thankful for.

So this has been an interesting week for me. After I talked with you guys we were leaving and got on the bus to go home and I got robbed! It sucked, the day after Christmas and I get robbed. They took my new wallet that my companion gave to me, luckily it didn’t have a lot of money in it but i was super sad about the wallet: ( don’t worry i am okay. it just sucked is all. Then we were invited to a members house for new years and they live in a gert district and so they live about 30 minutes from us. We take a bus there but then we have to take a taxi up to their house because it is on a mountain and we didn’t want to walk all the way up there cause it was freezing. It had just snowed so the road was super bad. We didn't know how to get to the members home so we called her and then had her explain the directions to the driver. As he was driving us up the mountain his car kept sliding and it was not a very good car so of course it was sketchy going up this mountain in a crappy car and I am worrying we are gonna get stuck or he will hit something cause the road is so narrow. Once we got to a steep part his car wasn’t haven’t it anymore. He stopped moving and couldn’t get up the hill, he was basically just sliding around. Well after several attempts of trying to move we finally just paid him and got out. We thought her home was just at the top of the hill.... so once we climbed up there what did we see.... Nothing! He didn't even drop us off close to where she lived. Tuguldor was with us too cause we were teaching him a lesson at their home and so we were all lost. Solongo called the member and we tried figuring out where we were. We were basically walking around this mountain for almost an hour until we found there home. That was fun... haha. As we were trying to find it Tuguldor and I were just having fun in the snow and sliding down the mountain. So even though it was cold and we were lost, we definitely made the best of it. The lesson we taught went great too! We taught him the third lesson and it was amazing! I was able to speak and gave an example of faith using America as an example. I asked him if he had ever seen America and if it existed type thing and he said no but of course it exists. and I asked him how does he know and he was like he believes it does. I told him how this was faith and how even though we can’t see God, we believe in him and have faith in Him even though we can't see. It was a really cool lesson:) It was around 7:30pm when we left their home and as we are walking down this mountain it was super dark but luckily Tuguldor had his phone light on so we could see. Anyways we are walking down and this is one of those neighborhoods with the dogs that people have to guard their home so they are super mean.... so wait for it.... we are walking down and just talking and all of this sudden this dog comes around the corner and starts barking at us and running towards us! HE was freaking huge and Solongo and I were so scared. Luckily Tuguldor was with us because even though he was terrified of dogs himself he was so brave and started yelling at the dog and was trying to scare him away from us. He kept coming towards us but Tuguldor was doing kicking motions so the dog was staying away. Eventually we passed this persons home and was able to get away and the dog fortunately didn't follow us. It was scary but it was funny cause Tuguldor was yelling at the dog and saying "Dont bark at my sisters!" haha so cute. But yea those were my experiences for the week... fun!

Well this is it for the week! I love you all! Have a great week!


This was a bus from the mission home, they rented it so we could deliver all our gifts. Where we delivered was about 2 hours away. Not all buses look like that but close to it.





Surenhyy bought us some presents for new years. this was one of them. haha. I loook good i know;) That hole is by our apartment and sadly people live down there so we decided to take them some of our cake and surprise them.


Sister Kerby

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