General Conference brought to my heart a great responsibility to serve others; I watched many LDS giveback videos, that are about humanitarian service, and found myself crying. I can't believe there are so many people suffering, and facing it under so much pressure. I was so humbled, and I literally committed to become something in order to help them. I learned that valuable lessons this week, that when others suffer, it is a blessing to feel something for them, for us to change and love them. I had an Elder In our zone who is struggling big time with commitment and is going home at the same time I am. I kind of ignored his concerns, until I heard this, and then I listened and felt for him. Before, I was just pointing out his problems to myself and not doing anything about it. Now he has a specific goal and way to improve, and it's because of this change to listen and love. Elder Poon has taught me a great lesson of Charity; for the past few weeks I've gotten angry, and I can't excuse it, and so I understand that anger only destroys. But I can grow and fix the hurt.
We visited and blessed a Sister named Loretta Perry who was going through dialysis; We had a tightly packed week with preparing Zone Leadership council, preparing all the training we received from the President Frandsen, and we were overloaded. We had weekly planning and had no time to spare. But we came and gave this sister a blessing, and I learned that her son is in LA similarly bed bound in the hospital, and that her family is going though many other medical problems. One of her sons already died, yet she had many adopted sons that she raised righteous in the Gospel. And here she was asking us to bless her. I was quick to overlook my schedule and look at the matter at hand. As I felt for her, and listened, I was amazed by the blessing I was able to give, how much more I felt I was able to speak as the Spirit directed when I felt for her. It was long, but the blessing went well, she was smiling and we came back and found out her dialysis was great and successful. I learned so much from not just being obedient, but trying my best.
Anyhow, about GC, I tried to listen to the talks in Chinese when they were live, and didn't get any of it; so I've been doing the opposite and listening to them in English. I'm excited for you to teach me more Chinese when I get home!
You're a Temple worker; but you're so busy. You are simply amazing mom, the Lord will give you a way to fulfill his callings!! Aww, I want to go to the Provo City Center Temple so bad!!! Tell me more; like that's all I would like to hear about!!!