Monday, May 5, 2014

my soul delight in fatness 3/24/2014

Hellllllo family&friends! another super awe$ome week here in salem, il! It always amazes me how much the Lord helps us out on a daily basis. and let me tell you, he helps me out more than just once a day. I have been pretty darn happy while being a missionary, but there are still times when i murmur. and every time i do, the Lord helps me out. over and over.
Our investigators are doing super great with the investigating part! We just have to continue to help them with the progressing part! The gospel is so great and so full of blessings, but those blessings only come when you apply God's commandments to your life. Helping people feel the spirit to realize that is a challenge. But that's something that we work on everyday, we are getting better at it!
So this weekend was pretty eventful! Saturday morning our ward did a boyscout merit badge fair day thingy. over 550 boyscouts came! I have never been in a room with so many 10-15 year old boys in my life (duh). and they ate over $1200 in pizza!what the crap. Sister Huppi and I taught the physical fitness class, well i was more of an assitant actually. But it was still super fun! we got to wear normal clothes and meet awesome people and ate awesome pizza and soaked up eachothers awesomeness. After the bmbfdt (boyscout merit badge fair day thingy) we had the saturday session of stake conference! holy smokes! I love missionary work! Basically every talk was on missionary work on this earth and beyond the veil! It made me think of all of the blessings that have come to my life from the gospel! to reference my favorite hymn, I stood all amazed at the love Jesus has offered me. Sunday morning we had another session of stake conference and it was just as good! another missionary was called on to bear her testimony. she shared this quote from pres. eyring and I have read it over and over and i cannot get over how much i love it.

"I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The dye has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made; I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won't look back, let up, slow down, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I'm finished and done with low living, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tinted visions, worldly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals. I no longer need pre-eminence, positions, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to be right, first recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk with patience, am lifted up in prayer, and labor with power. My face is set, my goal is heaven. My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few, my guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, divided or delayed, will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table with the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won't give up, shut up, or let up until I have stayed up, stored up, and paid up for the case of Christ. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till He stops me. When He returns for His own He will have no problem recognizing me, my banner is clear”
-henry b eyring

amazing, isn't it?! I have adopted it as my mission motto.

So as a missionary you eat. and you eat a lot. and you definitely don't tell members that you've "had enough" or that you're "full" (you probably could, but i just haven't). but anyways. I have had some pretty awesome meals here but the best happened last tuesday. at a place I LOVE to call Chick-Fil-A. I know, i cried of happiness too! we had to drive over 100 miles to get it (i'm totally serious) but it was worth it (only because we were already out by it).

I have discovered something amazing. it's called cornbread cake (cornbread with some frosting). I kind of made it up last night, but its probably one of the best ideas that i've had (besides coming on a mission).

so yes, as the scripture says " soul delight in fatness" and the sciptures are true.

i love you and so does Jesus

sister oberfield

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