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Mar 29, 2014

Letters from Teach

Teach passed her one year on her mission this week. It was fun for her, they bought her a little smash cake. She even sent me pictures! But I will let her tell you about it.

Happy one year mark to me! I guess there is a tradition of burning a shirt on your one year mark, but we decided to smash a cake instead! (:
 
When I asked her more about it, she said:
 
I definitely just stuck my hand right into it. And I ate a bit. Then... I threw it away. It went against everything I'd ever been taught and done. But.. I didn't need to eat it. I didn't even want to eat it. I felt obligated to, but I realized... I wasn't. I wish I could have given it away, but... my hand was all up in it... so it didn't make sense. but yes. It was fun. (:
 
And she wanted me to share the following with all of her friends.
 
Greetings from Texas. Things are fabulous here! I am loving my life and I love teaching the gospel!
 
I have such a strong understanding and conviction that the Messiah came into this world. His name is Jesus Christ and He lives. He is at the head of this church and it is by His power and authority that I was able to be baptized. I know that I am headed toward eternal life with my Father in Heaven and my Redeemer.
To explain the words of my heart I will use the scriptures.
After the agony of repentance that Alma the Younger faced he was relieved as "his mind caught hold upon the thought" that Jesus Christ was his Redeemer. His pain was swept away and he was comforted by exquisite joy. Then the Lord blesses him with a vision of God.
Alma 36:22
Yea, methought I saw, even as our father Lehi saw, God sitting upon his throne, surrounded with numberless concourses of angels, in the attitude of singing and praising their God, yea, and my soul did long to be there.
 
I have a lot to still do here on this earth, but when the time comes I will kneel before the feet of Christ and thank Him, for He has saved me.
 
His atonement is real. He is real. He is the only way to salvation. I love Him.
 
Thank you for your love and support! My time is limited as a missionary- so I will proclaim the truth. God lives! He has restored His church to the earth and we are guided by His prophet! 
 
Amen, Sista C.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your sweet daughter only has 6 more months of her mission at 18 months?????? Most young people don't commit to anything let alone a mission in a unfamiliar city without their mom and dad and siblings..They rely upon their church and its teachings and the others who lead the LDS church..She is changed only for the better on fire for God, I send my prayers daily and also blessings from the Lord, she will be so happy to finish her mission and live the many blessings the Lord will bestow to her throughout her life..God Bless you and yours too, it takes a lot of sacrifice for this mission to happen..Soon she will be home in your arms and into your familia..ciaoX()

LeAnn said...

I loved reading her thoughts today; she has such a sweet testimony of the work.
You are deeply blessed by having her in the Mission field. You can just feel her giant spirit.

Denise said...

She is so precious.

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