Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tender Mercies

Hi dear family and friends, 

I don't have too much to update you on this week, but I'll share a little lesson that I learned.. 
So one day this week we were having a pretty rough go.. Haha I believe the first 15 people we went to visit, with such high hopes of converting them right there and then weren't home, or either didn't want to talk to us. We kept our heads up and just kept trying.. We knew we could do it as we kept in mind to just keep working until our 4 o'clock appointment came around.. When at 3:50 our 4 o'clock appointment called and had to cancel.. I guess you could say our hearts were a little bummed. There are always rough days, no matter where we are at in life. But I noticed this particular hard day our Heavenly Father reminded me of a very valuable lesson. The lesson of enduring to the end with all our heart might mind and strength. Right after our appointment canceled we had a member call and invite us over for a little peach cobbler... Such a tender mercy.. We put that heavenly stuff in our tummy and went right back to work. That was such a tender mercy to refuel us and to set us off for a wonderful evening of missionary work. As we were driving out of a neighborhood nearby I felt a very overwhelming feeling to stop and knock a few doors. As my cute companion was very supportive of the idea we got out and found out we were sent to that street to meet a sweet man named John. The last house of the neighborhood we were knocking...Who promised us he'd read the Book Of Mormon. Yippee!! He also called us yesterday and told us he's planning to come to church next Sunday. Later that night we went to check up on a former investigator (who hasn't been home the last 20 times we've knocked at her door) and she was home!! Had the most spiritual and beautiful lesson with her on the plan of happiness that God has created for us. The spirit was so strong and she loved every thing about it. It ended up being such a great night, we even walked out of the lesson and there was a beautiful rainbow. I just had the thought of the wonderful teaching experience we had, and running into John, and if we would have given up earlier in the day when our appointments all fell through, we would of missed out on the wonderful things God had been waiting for us to get to at the end of the day. It ended with such a nice spirit and peace, that the thought came to my head, can I just be a missionary for the rest of my life? I just know that enduring to the end is a doctrine of Christ and as we strive and work through the difficult things that come our way in life that God we'll show us His tender mercies that he's waiting to bless us with. Even if sometimes the storm never seems like it's going to pass, or the hard times never feel like they are coming to an end. I promise you that they will, that God knows what He's doing. Trust in Him, fully lean on Him and put your trust in Him.. It's the only smart thing to do. He sees the big picture and knows where to lead us in this life, and how we can find pure joy..  As we do that we will recognize the simple but yet the great tender mercies that God gives us to help us through our lives daily.. 
"The tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance." 1 Nephi: 1:20 
Have faith that God will show you His tender mercies though the good, the bad, and the hard.
Remember.. Faith is more of a decision then a feeling. 
Have a wonderful week!! Know you're in my thoughts and prayers. 
I have so much love for this gospel, and for all of you in this little heart of mine.
XoXo miss you..
Sister Bee

HUMP DAY!! 9 months down, 9 to go!

She loved her package! She said three other Sisters were there when she opened it and didn't know what to do when she started crying haha
I took this picture off of the facebook page! Zone Conference!

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