Tuesday, June 10, 2014

So we had transfers this week....and Sister Olszowka and I are still
together!!!! Crazy! I really thought I was going to leave but nope
Heavenly Father has other plans for us. And it's true, because that
day we found out we went to our favorite less active we are teaching
and she told us that she made a goal to go to the temple in a year.
And we came out of that lesson saying this is a reason why we are to
stay. We are the first missionaries that she has let come back and
listen to and her countenance is changing.

Our new district leader is from Kahuku his name is Elder Mederios.
On Saturday we went to a baptism for a family from Laie, the
Uyeharas.  They had barbeque chicken and malasadas and other stuff.
It was so good.

This week in my studies I've learned a lot so here are some quotes...

" As Adam brought death, so Christ brought life; Adam is the father of
mortality so Christ is the father of immortality. And without both,
mortality and immortality, man cannot work out his salvation and
ascend to those heights beyond the skies where gods and angels dwell
forever in eternal glory." -Elder McConkie

"...Moreover, partaking of a bitter cup without becoming bitter is
like wise part of the emulation of Jesus... we too may experience
moments of mortal aloneness. These moments are nothing compared to
what Jesus experienced. Nevertheless, since our prayers may
occasionally contain some "whys" we too may experience God's initial
silence..." -Elder Maxwell
                We need to learn to have faith in Heavenly Father and
His timing.
"If you wish to go where God is, you must be like God, or possess the
principles which God possess." -Joseph Smith

We go through struggles that help us become more God like.

The last talk that really touched me this week is by Elder Bednar. He
talks about how the atonement is a strengthening and enabling power.                                                    He shared how so many times we ask that we will be removed from
our circumstances rather than praying that we can have
the strength to improve our circumstances.
"The enabling power of the Atonement of Christ strengthens us to do
things we could never do on our own."

I love you all! Thank you for your support!

-Sister Swain

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