Today marks the 4th anniversary of my dear Mother's death. I talk to her often on my early morning walks under the stars, and feel her love and support. She is my guardian angel. She always wanted to serve a mission, so I tell her that this one is for her. I was so blessed to have a Mother who taught me by example how to serve. I miss her everyday!
For my weekly scripture, I chose another favorite from 2 Nephi 31:20. "Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, and a love of God and of all men, Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life."
Much of this week could be classified under "enduring". Our days have stretched out to 12+ hours of work with very few breaks. I continue to be grateful that we have the strength and health to fulfill our responsibilities. Even though we are not directly involved in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we put our all into supporting the young missionaries who are. Their days are also long and hard. So, why do we do this? Because we know the happiness and peace that has come into our lives as a result of living the gospel. And we know that there are many people out there who want to know who they really are; we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father. Understanding the atonement of Jesus Christ lifts burdens and brings joy into the lives of people. I am eternally grateful for the knowledge I have of the Savior's atonement, and for this opportunity to help and share the message with others.
God Bless You and Keep you this week as you fulfill your own responsibilities.