Maayong buntag sa inyong tanan!
FUNNY: I’m the whitest I’ve ever been in my entire life! A filipino asked me what whitening soap I use so they could buy it as well. My theory why I’m so white is since I’m on a mission, it’s also the most spiritual I’ve been. So my glory is just radiating from my complexion ‘above the brightness of the sun’.
INSPIRATIONAL: It’s not enough to just KNOW the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We need to LIVE it.
SPIRITUAL: I want to share something that my brother shared with me recently. One of the blessings of having a sibling serve a mission at the same time is that we get to share stories, insights and grow together because there is a mutual understanding of what the other one is experiencing at the moment. He wrote (for those of you who understand how Alex expresses himself):
“One of my biggest pet peeves when an investigator is not progressing in the gospel is that the missionary focuses on what the investigator is NOT DOING when actually I think Heavenly Father is slapping us across the face saying- ‘I’m waiting for YOU to change’. We need to have the humility to look at ourselves and see how we can improve before we criticize others”.
I testify that this is true. Trainging a new missoinary, I’ve come to realize that I am the one who is being trained, not the new missionary. Many times in life, we are so quick to judge and criticize what others are doing wrong or not doing enough. I also believe that as you read this, a person may have entered your mind who may have been the receiver of such criticism or judgement-maybe a spouse, coworker, relative, friend or even a stranger at the gas station or store. In that case, I believe you just received personal revelation through the Spirit in which you now have the opportunity to evaluate in which area YOU can improve on in regards to your relationship with that person.
I know that as we approach our Father in Heaven in humility and recognize our weaknesses, asking those difficult questions such as “what do I need to change,” “how can I improve,” and “what weaknesses need strengthening,” through the Holy Ghost, He will guide us along the course of discipleship until we gradually become perfected in Christ.
PICS: 1. picture of my trainer Sister Cangas (she returns home next week), me and my trainee Sister Langi 2. baptisms 3. Sister Langi and her hair 4. phython from the zoo last week 5. pics of me and fellow missionaries at a conference
Hope everyone is enjoying life wherever you may be! Love you all!
Sister Taylor Moyes