February 17, 2014
I got the package this week :) Thank You so much. The goodies were so delicious and I'm sure the hangers will help out a lot. Luckily it doesn't rain much anymore. It turns out the missionary who left his mattress cover behind wanted it back so I still need one of those, but don't feel like you need to send it in a package. I think I'll use my card or emergency money to buy one. And I found out this week I think its a mission rule we can't read Church News :( But the Ensign should be fine so feel free to send those if you can :) We have a DVD player for trainings, which can also play CDs, so, yes.
I love my companion and Elder Reinhardt and he is always hilarious to live with. President Bell does email me every once in a while which is amazing to me since he has billions of emails to read from missionaries in his own mission anyway, let alone a missionary in some distant part of our world.
Yeah, I haven't noticed anything about the Olympics, just the "Copo Do Mundo" because everyone lovvvves soccer! I don't think Carnival is for a few months. It's funny. The stakes here have a youth conference every Carnival where they get the youth away from all of the smut and stay in a resort or a member's home that lives far away or something, haha.
I think that will be a wonderful thing to teach your Young Women. When you get into the "real world" it's better to be prepared with all of the right habits. It's too late if you arrive and sink rather than swim.
We had some interesting experiences this week. I was reminded of the scripture in Doctrine and Covenants, "... The aSon of Man hath bdescended below them all. Art thou greater than he?"
Joseph was not greater than The Son of Man, and neither are any of us. Also, there is a scripture that became the favorite of my teacher, Brother Rosemore, from the MTC. "And the world, because of their iniquity, shall judge him to be a thing of naught; wherefore they scourge him, and he suffereth it; and they smite him, and he suffereth it. Yea, they aspit upon him, and he suffereth it, because of his loving bkindness and his clong-suffering towards the children of men." 1 Nephi 19:9
And we must suffer, too. Not that we suffer even a decimal of what He suffered, but rather, we learn of Him when we take His yoke upon us. And He did it because He loves us. And we can have joy because we can be brought back into the presence of our Father in Heaven. I don't have much time, but above all, know that I Love all of you. I will email you first every week before all of my friends. I hope you know because you are my first emailing priority :)
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