Well I am doing well here in DC. Just another week filled with wonderful miracles. I don't have a ton of time, but I am so grateful for this gospel. I am so grateful for Jesus Christ--he is our Savior. Because of Jesus Christ, we don't have any need to doubt or fear. He wipes it all away!
Here is the biggest miracle of the week...This week we went to go meet/check on a member of our ward we haven't met before.
Instead of meeting him, we met a young mom with an 8 month old baby. She said that she had grown up in SLC and that her family are members. She said she doesn't come to church, but her mom always sends the missionaries over. Well, the Lord sent us over this time (not her mom!)! The story gets better....
This week we went to go meet/check on a member of our ward we haven't met before.
Her and her husband just moved from Glendale! And her son was blessed on the same day I gave my farewell talk! What a small world!
She was looking for a babysitter for her 8 month old son, and we were able to get her in touch with some of the young women in the ward!! I know that was an answer to her prayers! It was so amazing to see how much the Lord was mindful of her and her situation and that we were able to make little connections. I can't even begin to express how much that made my day!
One other quick thought...
Today during personal study, Sister Hansen was reading a talk from the past General Conference "The Words we speak". She talks all about how children are prepared to listen. So we need to teach them. I was thinking about how they are so prepared to listen because they are so humble. They don't know anything yet, but they are willing to learn. They want to soak everything up. They want to become better, and they are always striving to do the best they can. They make mistakes but keep going. They know mistakes happen, and just keep on learning how to improve. And we are told to always be like little children. In order to keep us like little children, Heavenly Father has given us weakensses and trials to keep us humble. When times are hard and things become too tough to do on our own, that is when we turn to our Heavenly Father for help. That is when we turn to our Savior Jesus Christ and he enables us to make our weaknesses strengths. But we do need those strengths in order to improve. I am so glad that we do have weaknesses, and that we can improve and become all that we can when we rely on our Savior, Jesus Christ!
I am so grateful for this gospel and all the peace and joy that it brings to each and every one of us! Heavenly Father is mindful of our needs, desires, and situations! I know that little miracles happen every day!
Hope all is well!!!
Sister Rachel Udall
Here is the talk Rachel is referring to:
The Words We Speak, Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary General President