Monday, January 18, 2016

This is one you're gonna want to read...

HI FAMILY!!

Today's the day! The sun is shining!! It's transfer Monday! ... IT'S TRANSFER MONDAY!??!?!

Since it is MLK day, most libraries are closed. So instead of getting the transfer emails, we got calls from the Zone Leaders this morning!

AND ON WEDNESDAY IM GOING TO FILER!!

Oh man, I had so many mixed emotions. I was super nervous before the call came, but had so much peace when I found out what would be happening. Sister Merrell is staying here in Mountain Home with most of the district (which makes me kinda sad just because I love these kids and have major FOMO hahaha). I am sad to leave this area and the people here that have become my family, but I am really excited to start fresh somewhere! Filer is in the Twin Falls South Zone, but borders the Mountain Home district so I won't be going too far hahaa :) And we are going to be whitewashing (or pinkwashing haha) the area!! My companion is kinda new too. She was here for a while and then went home for medical reasons, but is coming back out! Her name is Sister Weiler and I'm not sure where she is from... But from what I've heard, she's super cool. So I'm stoked out of my mind. It will be an exciting transfer!!

Something's been on my mind a lot recently. We were studying the commandments and the laws that have been given to us by God, including the 10 Commandments, the Law of the Fast, the Law of Tithing, the Law of Chastity and the command to study the scriptures and pray everyday. To some, it may seem like a lot of restrictions or rules. But we cannot receive the blessings that God so wants to give us unless we are living the way He has commanded us. God's commandments are evidence that God has not abandoned us- evidence that He loves us and knows what is best for us. By living the way He has asked, we can have a greater portion of His Spirit which can help us to feel of His love more readily and more frequently. If we choose not to follow the laws He has set for us, we limit our own agency and deny His blessings.

That is why we as missionaries invite people to ACT. To come unto Christ by living the commandments that God has set for us. There is no other way to know for yourself!! If you are unsure if God exists, then try living as He has directed. Asking why we have to live a certain guideline established by Him will do very little for you until you try it out for yourself and experience the blessings that come. The Spirit will bring pure joy. It will bring peace of mind. It will help us to understand that we have a greater purpose in this life.

Remember that God loves you and He has a plan for us! He has set the way for us to live so that we can return to live with Him if we are obedient. God bless you all.

LOVE YOU! Thanks for reading and supporting me in all I do! Your constant prayers are needed out here!

XOXO
Sister Boyce (:

^^Here's a pic from our last district meeting. Imma miss these fools.

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