|Pday today with Oma in Überlingen|
This week a ward member gave us some tangerines and told us they were out of Spain. It is funny because I remember being so impressed at the beginning of my mission of the places my food came from and now it is just normal. I like Grapes out of Italy the best, and then citruses come out of Spain often and taste good. But there is nothing like Apples out of the orchards here on the Bodensee. Oh my gosh, can I just take a moment and enjoy how delicious the food here is? I love Europe.
Anyways, Mom, you asked me what are some things that I have seen different in myself. Sort of a check in on how I have changed. That's a lot harder to do now, I can tell, just because I have forgotten a lot about how I was before my mission, you know? But I realized some things while I was thinking about it this week.
I think the first one I have seen is how much my heart has been given to God. I just feel it, I feel a yearning and a desire to do what he wants me to do. Before my mission, I was maybe slightly influenced, consciously, by what my Father in Heaven wanted me to do with my life. Though He may have been unknowingly guiding me, I still felt like it was MY life, MY decisions.
I just want to live my life so that I can continue to be His tool, you know? So that I can continue to let Him work through me no matter what that call may be. I just know that if I do that, then I will become a better person than I ever expected, and I will do more good than I could ever know. So I think that is the biggest change I have seen inside myself. My desire to continue to do His will the rest of my life. And the ability to recognize and follow that will.
Because another thing I have learned is that that will is different for everyone. Yes, some things are the same for all of us. Christ has laid that out clearly to us in his Gospel. But all of the details are individual, the Gospel is for everyone INDIVIDUALLY. I have learned so much about that. We are individuals with individual talents and strengths.
|The entrance to our investigators' house is straight out of Once Upon a Time|
|"My albino flower"|
|Candid of Sis Kutschke|
|"Sister Kutschke LOVES spaghetti!" (Sherry's plate is on the right)|