"Dear Sister Conover:
You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Guatemala Guatemala City Central Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 18 months.
You should report to the Guatemala Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language."
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
June 10, 2014
I love you!
That`s great about Sarah`s baptism.
I understand about a hot house - every time we get back to our house,
it`s pretty hot inside. But, we have fans and we`re living the mission
life. :)Well, I don`t know. I actually don`t know how hot it is here. But I`m pretty much used to it now. It`s not that bad.
I usually just eat cereal, too, at night. In the morning it`s cereal or
oatmeal or a scrambled egg sandwich, but at night, it`s almost always
This week I
have become very grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ. And
prayer. And how the two are connected. To access the Atonement, we need
to pray for help. We need to have the humility to bend our knees, kneel
down, and ask. Heavenly Father knows what we need, but He waits for us
to ask. I know that. I also know that Heavenly Father always answers our
prayers, but we have to wait in His time and His way. We don`t always
get our answers when WE want them, but we will receive them when He
wants us to have them. One example of that was yesterday. I prayed to
have the strength for this upcoming week (we have 5 people we`re
preparing to be baptized this Sunday, and we know Satan is going to
attack either us or them or both) and received strength last night and
during today. I know that God answers our prayers. We just have to have
the patience to wait for the answers and miracles. And we have to work
to get them, as well, and not just sit back, relax, and wait. With
diligence and obedience with exactness, we will see miracles in our
lives and the lives of other people, as well.
I love you, dad! I can`t wait
to see the shirts you picked out for me! (mom told me) I love you and
pray for you and mom everyday! And our family, too.
Con MUCHO amor,
Hermana Pumpkin Conover
P.S. IT`S ALL GOOD.
I love you!
using my contacts here in Patulul - it rains so much and so hard that
it`s a ton easier to use contacts than glasses.
I was reading a talk by
President Eyring yesterday that`s about challenges. It`s from April
Conference 2012 and it`s called "Mountains to Climb". I`ve been looking
for this talk and I finally found it. He talks about why we have
challenges and I liked what he said towards the end. He said that we
have challenges because our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ want us to
"fit" in their presence with our families. He then spoke of his mother
and how she went through 10 years of cancer before she died and how
President Kimball said that it was because Heavenly Father wanted her to
be more "polished". If we`re going through challenges, we can learn
from them. It might be through our disobedience or because our loving
Heavenly Father wants us to grow, but we can always learn from our
challenges in life.
It`s like you said, Jesus
Christ knows what we go through and our feelings. The nurse of the
mission went home two transfers ago and she bore her testimony about how
she doesn`t know of any doctor that took the sickness in their own
bodies to know how to treat it. Christ did. He took all of our
challenges and sicknesses and everything over Himself so that he would
know how to "succor" us (Alma 7:12).
Thank you for getting the
package ready and for the prayers. I have felt them this past week. I
love you and pray for you and our family everyday.