Thursday, September 16, 2010

Aloha Oe

To quote my mission trainer, "the mission seems long, but it goes fast." So true. Sorry that my blog hasn't been update in forever... But that's what happens when you ask a busy mom of 3 small children to update it, eh? She had more important things on her plate.

I figured I'd end this blog by sharing a list that my mission president had me make of the most important life lessons I learned on my mission:

1. Never forget the urgency and importance of rescuing my brothers & sisters
2. People don't care how much I know until they know how much I care. Without charity, I have NOTHING.
3. Don't be afraid to bear testimony frequently
4. Don't make a big deal out of small things
5. Only by PRIDE comes contention. God HATES pride.
6. At the end of the day, I can't adopt Satan's plan - remember that everyone has their agency.
7. Forgive others! Support & heal rather than comdemn
8. Love the Lord FIRST. AND find a husband that loves the Lord first.
9. Never let the agency of others determine my happiness
10. Be Honest with myself, be honest with God, and be accountable.
11. True happiness only comes through obedience to God's commandments
12. Seek after things that are virtuous, lovely, of good report, & praiseworthy
13. If I have any question about whether something is appropriate - it's probably NOT
14. Be chaste & be clean in thoughts, words, & actions. Be Pure.
15. Study the scriptures DAILY
16. Don't underestimate the power of prayer
17. Those who endure in PATIENCE will be blessed.
18. There's no such thing as big & little commandments - they're ALL important
19. Ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you
20. Faith can TRULY work miracles
21. Be simple & orderly in all that I do in life. Plan, set goals, and reach them too!
22. With God, NOTHING is impossible
23. The only thing that sets CHRIST'S church apart from all others is the Gift of the Holy Ghost. All other differences are contained in that.
24. Always stay 100% converted to the truth. And recognize the goodness it brings