Monday, April 6, 2015

I Believe in Christ

I seriously think about you all the time and so I am glad to hear that you think of me too! I am so grateful to Heavenly Father that I was raised in Pasco, (and Chiawana and all that jazz) because I truly feel that the Lord prepared me to serve this mission. And I get to go home and speak Spanish! How wonderful, right? 

 General Conference was awesome. I could watch some of the sessions in English, but didn´t catch all of it.  It kept freezing and then also I was helping with investigadores´ children. Haha! But I enjoyed hearing about all advice on the family.  Maybe everything isn´t exactly perfect, but things are good! actually the more time I spend here in mexico things are GREAT! We don´t have to worry about money, we have a family, we are blessed, we have so many resources. All of us, whatever country we may live in, are incredibly blessed as children of God. 

They didn´t celebrate Easter here. I guess it´s not really a thing. So that was a little sad, because I love Easter! But I really could study about my Savior and strengthen my testimony. I like the Ensign from this month that says being weak is not a sin! (the article)  It really helped me understand, finally, what GRACE is. I am so grateful for the Savior´s atoning sacrifice, and the forgiveness that He gives us to overcome sin and the GRACE He gives us to overcome weakness. It´s an infinite, perfect power, that we are mere mortal beings have access to! 

I am so thankful I am a missionary! I am living my dream. Sometimes I get too caught up in the mission life and forget what I am actually doing. But it´s a beautiful moment when I remember that I LONGED to be a missionary my whole life, and now, I am here. Helping REAL sons of daughters of God, watching them become who they need to be. 

I am really working hard to change myself here for the better on the mission. Some think I will come home the same, just older and wiser, but what I am aiming for is an Elder Holland life changing, ETERNITY changing experience. And it´s work! It´s noticing and admitting weaknesses and working to overcome them. 

But VALE LA PENA. I know I can´t do it without our Savior, either. It´s my eternal goal! Speaking of that, when the Choir sang I Believe in Christ I was amazed! It´s been about 9 months since I have heard that song and now that I speak two languages, when I hear things in English I really think about the words. My heart rejoiced and echoed the 4th verse. 

 I believe in Christ; he stands supreme!
From him I'll gain my fondest dream;
And while I strive through grief and pain,
His voice is heard: "Ye shall obtain."
I believe in Christ; so come what may,
With him I'll stand in that great day
When on this earth he comes again
To rule among the sons of men.

I know the Church is true! I know I am doing what´s right. You have my prayers and my love, continually. 

Love, love, love, love you 
Hermana Burton
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