WOW SO MANY THINGS HAPPENED AND CHANGED THIS WEEK AND I THINK I MAY BE THE HAPPIEST GIRL ALIVE.
Okay, perfect. Let´s begin!!!!
SO BASICALLY EVERYTHING CHANGED IN THE MISSION.
Now we get to wake up at 7:30 (gloria, gloria, Allelujia) and go to bed at 11. AND we get to choose when we want to do our studies throughout the day. It´s perfect because it gives us some more freedom! WOWZERS. It´s perfect. I´ll write it out specifically, because I know my mom will want to know ;)
7:30- get up pray
8-9- get ready for the day, eat, etc
9:30-10:30- personal study
10:30- 10 pm- proselyting.
BUT in this time we get to choose when we will do companion study, language study, and training! Also we can have 30 minutes to eat dinner now, which is FANTASTIC, because all of us missionaries here in Brasil, always waited until we got home at 9 to eat, but now we can return 30 minutes earlier to do that!!! WOOP this girl is gonna COOK!!!!
Also our pday starts 2 hours ealier :D
AND THE BEST PART is that now we only have 4 key indicators.
1. Baptisms and Confirmations for the week
2. How many have a baptismal date
3. How many were at church
4. How many new investigators
IT'S SO PERFECT. LITERALLY I AM SO HAPPY.
ALL of these changes made me think about how change is SUCH an important aspect and blessing in our lives. And, not just change, but INSPIRED change.
Now what is "inspired change." ?
(something I made up haha)
With the example of all the changes in the missions, these changes were inspired, BECAUSE the Prophet and His apostles ( the missionary committee)felt they were necessary. How did they feel it? I haven´t asked them personally, but I bet they would say something like this, "through the Holy Spirit- through fasting and through prayer."
So "inspired change" is something that happens when we are seeking the guidance of the Spirit, through prayer and fasting. But what does this have to do with us?
One thing that I think is very important to realize, is that when an "inspired change" happens in our lives, it will ALWAYS be for the better. Because it was inpired by God.
So us, as children of our Father in Heaven need to learn how to pray and seek His guidance in our lives. And when we learn how to do that, the choices we make will be in line with the plans He has for us. Consequently, we will be living a much happier and easier life. NOT easier in that we won´t have trials, but easier in that we will be wiser in the choices and changes we make.
The first thing that we all can do to learn how to make "inspired choices" is pray to God, and ask for His help. I know He will help us. Becuase he loves us. His gratest desire, is for us to be happy.
I love you ALL,