As far as buying things go, I'm pretty close to being done. Most of the things I have left are little miscellaneous and easy to forget. It's kind of crazy how much tighter I have become with money. Every dollar saved gives me a feeling of accomplishment!
Spiritually I feel like I am ready to preach the gospel! I have completed Temple Prep and have my interview with the Stake President tonight. I am so excited to go through the temple! I had the opportunity to go out to Utah for a cousin's wedding and even though I didn't go in the temple, I could still feel the spirit's presence very strongly.
I have been studying the Book of Mormon like crazy too! Right now I am in the book of Mosiah where King Benjamin is addressing the people. I had forgotten how eloquently King Benjamin speaks. His message outlines how fundamental Christ is in our lives--especially when it comes to repentance. I just love it! It is a message of God's love for His children.
"And moreover, I say unto you, that there shall be no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent."
Preach My Gospel is harder for me to study but I'm trying really hard to considering it contains ALL of the lessons I'm going to teach. Its a great book with great material but sometimes I find it hard to pick up.
As the time passes by my excitement grows! I CANNOT begin to express how excited I am to serve a mission and be a part of the Lord's work. But it is slowly beginning to register I'm leaving my family for two years. The other day I made the mistake of looking at the hashtag #missionary on Instagram. Needless to say that seeing missionaries hugging their significant others induced a few tears. I don't allow myself to feel too sad though because I have a knowledge of God's plan. They will be here when I get back and even in the tragic event that they weren't, I know I would see them again.
Even though I have been living for nineteen years, I feel like I am about to begin living my life. I've been preparing to do this for a very long time and it is actually about to happen! I know that without the gospel in my life I would be lost in the ways of the world. It is such a blessing to have been raised in the gospel!
Choose the Right!