Sunday, September 18, 2016

Extra Fun Exchanges

On the menu

LIVE OCTOPUS (actually this is on the menu for today........ I am very nervous and it's probably the only thing I will have ever eat that could still kill me.... whelp see you next week I hope........)

So I got to go on exchanges with my MTC companion (The person I entered the Missionary Training Center with) last week!!!!!!!!!!! what a great opportunity!!! I feel soooooooooo blessed.  My MTC comp is seriously the best.  It was so great to be able to serve with her in our last transfer and talk about what we have learned on our missions; the miracles and the trials and more miracles.  I also got to see Sister Fuataga's converts and meet them they are from Africa and show so much faith. Even though there is sometimes a big language barrier the spirit does the communicating.  Missions are such great blessing! I know that the people we meet on our missions will always have a special place in our hearts for the rest of eternity. :)

Speaking of people I met on my mission I saw my trainer! Crazy to see her after so long.   She is doing awesome :) I am so grateful for her example of post missionary service :)  I love her so much :)

The mission is coming full circle, and it is crazy how much I am learning still.... How can my mission end when I am still learning so mucH!?!?!?
Well learning will continue I guess...... It is just so accelerated on the mission.

So I wanted to talk a little bit about the book of mormon I love this book.  I learn every time I read it. If I were to write all I learned about it on my mission and you were to read it you would probably miss your next three meals. So I will keep it short.  It contains the same message of the Bible it testifies of Christ.  The book shows the progression of man coming to know God like the Bible does. From the Jehovah of the old testament to the Messiah of the new.  You can even see it in the references to the Savior the names by which he is called.  It is truly amazing.  I am so grateful I got to study it on my mission.  My understanding of the atonement has deepened, along with my relationship with Christ.  I hope you all take a chance to either start reading, finish reading, or continue to read it. :) The last couple months I have been focused on reading the new testament and it has been strengthening what I know to be true about the book of mormon :)  Happy Reading :)

2 Nephi 25: 26
 26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.

Sister Shaver

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