´´The purpose of faith is not to change God’s will but to empower us to act on God’s will. Faith is trust—trust that God sees what we cannot and that He knows what we do not. Sometimes, trusting our own vision and judgment is not enough. …
Faith means that we trust not only in God’s wisdom but that we trust also in His love. It means trusting that God loves us perfectly, that everything He does—every blessing He gives and every blessing He, for a time, withholds—is for our eternal happiness.
With this kind of faith, though we may not understand why certain things happen or why certain prayers go unanswered, we can know that in the end everything will make sense. … (From Conference, Dieter F. Uchtdorf´s talk)
Saturday was such a great day! We got to go to the mission home and spend all day with all the Hermanas in Cochabamba and President and his cute wife. We learned how to make orange rolls and self defense (that was super fun) and then we had a how to control stress seminar and the cute sister training leaders gave us these cards with different emotions and scriptures that help and a beautiful book mark that says my soul delights in the scriptures. I love going to the mission home because not only do we get spiritually fed but we get ice cream!!
Watching the conference was amazing!! I loved each talk, if you haven't watched it please do so. Every message was so powerful and I felt so many questions being answered for my companion and I. I had a lot of questions regarding faith and Dieter F. Uchtdorf gave such a beautiful talk on faith that had to do with missionary work too. This week was probably the hardest week that I have had in the mission but watching the conference was my tender mercy and I felt Gods love overwhelm me. I am learning here in this area to have patience
I love this quote I found in my studies this week: ´´We´ll all be required to wait for things in our lives even at times the most righteous desires of our hearts´´