Always nice to have help from the locals in the work of Salvation!
On the bus she talked a little more to Sister Kutschke, and then a couple of stops later, got off with just such a happy countenance. That somehow, that good morning and seeing these two young Sisters just made her entire day.
|Pretty amazing mural|
I don't think this applies to just missionaries, I think everyone of us can be that light. We have the capability inside of us. But light comes from God, and God is goodness and truth. So in order to radiate and carry this light, we need to be good and strive for the things that are true. We can't be Good and bad, we can't do dark things and radiate light. It just doesn't work that way.
In college it got a little better, probably because I didn't have to get out of bed until 9 or 10 on a school day. Although, even then I struggled. I skipped class at least once a week because I simply could not get the motivation to get out of bed. I wanted to but I couldn't.
I was super worried about coming on a mission, because I knew I was signing up for 18 months to get up at 6:30 EVERY MORNING. Also, I wouldn't have a Mom or Dad to drag me out of bed. I wouldn't have classes that I could justify sleeping in through. On my mission I knew that I would need to get out of bed, but I also knew that it's a weakness of mine.
I can proudly tell you that I have been exactly obedient, 100% obedient, when it comes to arising every morning on my mission. I know with certainty that so far on my mission, there has not been a single morning where the alarm has gone off and I haven't gotten on my knees to pray. Now, sometimes during those prayers I start to doze. I won't try and claim that I am perfect. But I am obedient, I promise.