Buna dargii mei!!
I found the best quote by Brigham Young this week that I just need to share with all of you:
I laughed when I read this. I literally love the leaders of our church so much. Honestly, people, sometimes we need to give ourselves a break! We all need to take a deep breath and remind ourselves that if it is good then it comes from God and if it is bad then it comes from the Devil (Moroni 7:12). We need to be careful that we do not judge bad things to be from God, even when we think that those bad things/thoughts are there to "challenge" us to be better. God will never guilt us, belittle us, or depreciate us. He will always lift us and help us grow and change through love, inspiration, and appreciation. And, trust me, I know that it's hard! I used to ground myself as a little kid in order to save my parents the trouble. I do it as a missionary and they aren't even here. But, those are stories for another time....the moral of this, though, is that we need to not be so hard on ourselves. One of my really good friends sent me a scripture this week in John 14:1 which says: Let not your heart be troubled. Sometimes we forget that this is as much of a commandment as it is a comfort. Hopefully we can all take heart and hope in the fact that the Lord really doesn't want us to worry. What He really wants is for us to be happy! So be happy.
Anyways, this past week has been fun! We had MLC conference where we are focusing on teaching the Restoration to our friends in 5-10 minutes. Sora Schow and I got to do that for a young family today at President Ivory's home and it was awesome! I absolutely love sharing with my friends here in Romania that there is a living Prophet on the earth today who leads and guides Christ's church! It's spectacular because this knowledge clears up so many disputations about the Bible, differing points of doctrine, and the questions we all have. It's cool. Plus, Thomas S. Monson is one of the most amazing people. Just watch him talk and listen to what he says - every word he shares is hopeful.
Also, we had our final district meeting with the Winders this past week:
They are one of the best senior couples in our mission and I love them. Them and the Vogelsbergs. They're my favorites. They truly bring such a light and goodness to the work here and I'll miss them as they go to serve in Brasov!
Anyways, that's all for this week! I want to share more about all the people we're working with and all the stories, but there is no time! Until next week!
Sora Savoie (si Sora Schow)