Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April 18, 2016

So this week was good. I will start off by just talking about my area. I am not in the countryside despite what the pics may look like. I am still in the city, my area is just about 40 minutes by bus from the city so we go out to areas that are less populated with buildings and it is more of just communities with the ger type buildings. Yea the ger is just one big room; they eat sleep and do everything in just that one area. It is sad sometimes because when we teach, they basically have us sit on the nice couch/bed that they have which is what they sleep on but there is nowhere else to sit and that is just how it is and they don't mind and they want us to sit there. They then will sit on the stools and we sit in a nice circle and just teach them. It is a lot of fun and I love teaching in ger's. I am realizing this week how much I do love the people and how much I am going to miss living here. My mission is going by way too fast and I try not to think about it but it is also hard not to think about it. haha.
So this week I was reading in Philippians 2 and verse 7 it talks about how Christ took the form of a servant while on Earth. Out of all the things that he could take, he decided to be a servant. The Son of God, The Almighty, took the most humbling form while on Earth and it just made me start thinking about What form will I take? I also would encourage you all to think about this as well. What form will you take? Who do you want to be? Who will you be? We have all been blessed with certain gifts and abilities while on this Earth and we all need to develop them and use them in ways that our Heavenly Father needs us to. If you aren't sure what you have been given or not sure how to use your talents then I encourage you to think about it. Because first of all, there are many talents that we have all been given that sometimes we aren't always aware of but as you think about it, you will find what they are. Secondly, how can you use the talents? Well pray about it. Try to think of ways that you can use what you have been given. There are so many ways that we can use them to serve others and help lift others up. I was giving a spiritual thought in our district meeting and I came across D&C 18:17-18 and it says "Ye are little children and not yet understood how great the blessings the Father hath in his own hands prepared for you. Ye cannot bear all things but be of good cheer for I will lead you along, The kingdom is yours and blessings thereof are yours and the riches of eternity are your." Isn’t that so great? We have so much to look forward to in this life and the life to come. We have no idea what he has in store for us but whatever it is. It is going to be great! So don't worry, as we continue to do our best, there are great blessings that await us!

Heavenly Father loves you better than anyone. There is no one who loves you more than Him. I just wanted to remind you all of that. He knows you better than anyone as well. As we rely on him, we are strengthened and will be able to feel of his love that he has for us because we are indeed loved by him.

So this week we taught a great lesson while I was on a split with Sister Tao and it was to one of her investigators. We were teaching the restoration and the book of Mormon. Afterwards I bore my testimony and it was the strongest most powerful testimony that I have ever born and I felt the spirit so strongly during it and one of the people we were teaching started crying. We were teaching an RM and her husband who wasn't a member and so I was focused on her husband while I was speaking because what I had to say was for him. So she was crying because it reminded her of her mission and she said she just felt the spirit so strongly. We all did. It was perfect and amazing. I knew the Holy Ghost was helping me in that moment and giving me the words to say and I just said them. Nothing else mattered but what I was bearing witness to and testifying of. I just wanted him to feel of the love we had for both of them and how we knew it was true and that he could as well. It was such a great lesson and it made up for the fact that before we taught I had to eat buuz (the dumpling things) that were filled with intestines..... yea those were not good at all.... but we were able to have a great experience and you are right. Look for the little moments in our life that make is so wonderful and remember those as you go through the hard times. They will lift you up and you will be able to push forward!

I hope that you all have a great week!

Sister Kerby

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