I was going through my shoe box of random things and I came across this letter from my dear seminary teacher, Sister Rigg.
It was my senior year and I had been struggling with what pathway to take since things I had planned had not worked out. Prompted by the spirit, she sent me this letter and I go back and read it anytime I feel down and reading it makes me cry every time.
That being said, I am so grateful for dedicated, inspirational, and selfless seminary teachers. They have made all the difference in my life.
Last night was so much fun!
After FHE we headed out to watch the lunar eclipse on the hillside. Although it was cold, the dark sky made stargazing with the YSA amazazzzzing.
Today the Young Women President announced to the young women that Neeks and I (laurel and beehive advisors) were in the waiting process with our mission calls.
My face got hot and my stomach turned a little. She had us share our thoughts on general conference and bear our testimonies about the gospel. Lucky me, I got to go first.
But of course, I was already in tears for some reason because I knew from when I got up this morning that it would be a good Sunday. I had gotten the urge to bear my testimony with my ward but told myself I would in young women and here was my opportunity.
I felt like I was rambling since the tears came but I can honestly say that I spoke from the heart and knew the message I was trying to portray.
From then on many other girls and leaders bore their testimonies and it was just so nice to connect spiritually through tears and a strong array of happiness in the air. It truly felt like a sisterhood.
I’m so grateful for testimony meetings because you never know what sharing yours can do for others.
Marcos A. Aidukaitis might have the greatest accent I have ever heard.
samoa stand up!
home from watching general conference at the chapel. first thing I see when I enter is missionaries scattered around the room. it made me smile but also a little self conscious as I felt like I was the only one not a missionary haha
but sure enough by the start of the conference members began to trickle in.
from the get go I got tingles because somehow I just knew this session, heck this conference would be great (always is ;)
I really appreciated the messages geared towards young people and the emphasis on staying true to the faith as prompted by the wonderful Thomas S. Monson.
I thought Jeffrey R. Holland was perfect to open up conference. although his messages are always a favorite, I think this one by far has made it clear that it will only get better :)
I’m so grateful for general conference. I can’t wait for more!!!
I’m so sick of the “Samoan girls vs Tongan girls” trend on Twitter.
It disturbs me that it’s our very own people that compare and even demean our women by participating in these types of “discussions”.
Things like “Samoan girls are basic.. Tongan girls is where it’s at.” and “Samoan girls »> any other ethnicity.”
I understand it is important to be proud of your culture and what you represent. I am all for that!
But I also think there is a more tactful way of doing so, one that doesn’t include bashing others to upheave yours.