Well, the Lord has a new assignment for me. I am going to DUBLIN!! I will be serving in Clonsilla. I have heard so many amazing things about Dublin, and I am so excited to go there. My new companion will be Elder Wilson. He is from South Africa and is an excellent missionary. I don't don't know him too well, but we are on the mission council together so we have spoken before. I am leaving today! I was up till 2 packing my things last night. It was a really long night. I am so excited!! I get to serve in all 3 countries. I also get to drive again ;) Watch out Ireland! Well I have no time (whoa shocker there) We are doing Moves Planning, so I am booking buses and trains for all the missionaries to get around the mission.
I learned about the Atonement this week. I am learning about the suffering of the Saviour. It is so incomprehensible. Gethsemane means oil press I believe. When he bleeds from every pore it was because the pressure, pain, exertion, force, and agony was being heaped upon Him in such immensity that His physical frame was pushed to its limit. It is also amazing to think that the only thing that His Godliness helped Him with was to be able to feel everything and not die. He did not use His divinity to block the pain or dull it. His divine heritage just allowed His mortal body to feel it all and not die immediately. Tad R. Callister also mentions how Christ prayed more earnestly. He says "Were not all His prayers earnest?" What could cause God Himself to fall on His face? This must have been torture to surpass all human intellect.
I am amazed at the love Jesus offers us. He has taken upon Him more than we could ever know in this life. When we put off this tabernacle of clay and don the understanding of immortality we will truly fall at His feet. Every single knee will bow and every tongue confess. We will see Him as He truly is. We will see what He has done for us.
I cannot wait for the day that I fall at His feet and have my eyes opened to all the He is. I love Him with all my heart. I love Him with all my soul. Because of that I will give Him everything. My time is His, my talents, my efforts, my words, my very life. These are not mine in the first place; they are all from Him. And so I am simply returning to Him what has always been His.
I love you! I love this work. I love Dundee and I will miss it here. (even though I think I have spoken to everyone in this city at least twice)
Keep Fighting the Good Fight
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