So I dropped off sister Brimhall and cried harder than when I said goodbye to my family so that was all sorts of embarrassing! Hahah here are some of the main things she taught me
1. Heavenly Father loves us completely with our weaknesses. We don't have to be perfect in order for Him to love us. He sent us here knowing completely that we would never be perfect, and that's okay! As long as we try a little harder to be a little better everyday.
2. Heavenly Father has a real sense of humor, and he expects us to just laugh some of our frustrations off. And I think that He laughs right along with us. :)
3. Heavenly Father loves and understand us on such a personal level, and He is actively involved in the details of our lives. We should talk to him like he is our literal Father because that's who He is.
My New companion, Sister Hall, from Heber! is a sweetie and I know that we can do great things together!
So Yesterday at church it was the first Sunday with the new Branch president, which in a branch this size means completely new leadership. So they had to reassign every calling in the branch, which meant for 2nd and 3rd hour while President smith held interviews with every member, the rest of us got to eat cake and ice-cream and banana splits and watch a movie! What else would we do?? hahah so needless to say I think that if church continues to go like this we will have more investigators coming to church then we know what to do with ;)
I read a talk this week called the "The atonement and journey of Mortality" It talks about the two main things the atonement can do for us. 1st it allows us to be forgiven of our sins, and to become better because of the way it can rid us of our sins. 2nd is the enabling part...which "Strengthens us to do things we could never do on our own." In Nephi 7:17 when Nephi is tied up by his brothers he prays that God will give Him the strength to break the bands...not that God will change the circumstance. We can learn a lot from Nephi's example and how he so clearly understood what the enabling power of the atonement could do for him. I know that that same power can help and strengthen us in our everyday lives. God may not change our circumstances but we can become strong enough to make it through them through Jesus Christ.