Hallo keluarga!! How goes it?? Hope you all had such a wonderful Christmas! Sending you all my love from afar:) I pray you all got to feel the Spirit of Christ and continue to remember Him not just during Christmas, but every day. Thanks to my sweet sis, Bren, for sending me a pug sweater and pug socks and thanks to one of my best friends, Sisi for sending me a calendar with pics of all of your pretty faces and pugs hahaja:,) Happy tears overload!
3 weeks in the MTC, and 3 weeks till ye olde sweet motherland- INDONESIA!!
Wahhhdooo!!! (My new favorite word haha, means Wow in Indo) Ahh my heart is
so happy here, I really feel the Spirit so strongly so often and the missionaries here
are the greatest.
1) Woke up on Christmas morning to a WHITE CHRISTMAS HAHA CHRISTMAS MIRACLE INDEED IM TELLIN YA THE LORD ANSWERS PRAYERS!! But really, it was unreal. A Southern Californian and Australian as comps + snow = a lot of slipping and falling (on my end haha) and laughing crying of pure joy and excitement
Now- imagine this: a brown girl unknowingly speed walking to a pile of snow to throw a snowball at a friend.. Suddenly, she slips before grabbing a snowball, slides across ice in front of everyone and their mother.. And let's just say I am grateful we have all gone through the temple and know what covenants we have made hahahaha. A few scrapes and bruises on my leg that will scar will remind me forever of the MTC. :)))) 15 seconds later, a friend of mine came over to laugh at me, and then she slipped in the same spot hahaha good times.
2) Elder Oakes spoke to us on Christmas!! It was amazing. And David Archuleta sang to us that night. You can say my heart was melting all day!!
Something I loved- Elder Oakes said, "Take what you have put it on the alter, do the best you can, and the Lord will use you." The Lord has given each of us specific strengths and weaknesses. And as I'm learning more and more every day about myself and how I can draw closer to Christ and help others come unto Christ, I am understanding that I am not good enough! I am not perfect, and I am not the best in the language yet, and I don't know everything. But I am trying! I am giving Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ my all. I know He recognizes our efforts in all that we do. And I know that the Lord makes weak things strong(Ether).
The beautiful thing about Jesus Christ and His Atonement is that because of Him, He will make up for what we can't do. And I am so grateful for Him! His perfect love and example to each of us. I am so thankful to wake up every day and literally wear his name on my name tag and represent our Savior, Jesus Christ.
3) (que Where is the Love by the Black Eyed Peas) THE ANSWER IS FOUND AT THE MTC HAHA. So much love is felt here. I feel God's love through the things I'm studying- my scriptures and through prayer, and I feel His love through the people I have met here. I feel His love through hymns and music, and the Spirit testifies so strongly of that love. I feel His love as I'm learning and studying Indo and I feel His love for the investigators I'm teaching and because He loves us, I love too! I love LOVE haha.
Look for God's hand in your life! I know that if you take the time to be grateful for the little things and reach out to help those around you, you will feel God's love! He is there!! I love being a missionary and I love being able to learn and study and feel the Spirit. This is where I need to be!
Saya tahu bawha Yesus Kristus dan Allah hidup. Saya tahu juga bawha mereka mengasihi kita dan mereka tau kita. Mereka mau kita jadi bahagia dan saya tahu injil Yesus Kristus benar! Injil ini akan membantu kita jadi bahagia dan merasa kasih Allah!!
Saya mengasihi anda <3
Sister Ratunuman :)
Indo class feat Thai elder
HAPPY BROWN SISTAS
Goodbye pt 1 to the Thai elders