Wow, it has been forever. How is everyone? I am doing awesome! My papers are almost complete! This morning I had my physical with my doctor, where I was poked 5 times and got all checked up to make sure I was in ship shape for such a hard task of 2 years to serve God's children! I am beyond excited. All the staff in the clinic were so excited for me too. I have two appointments today, the other is for my dental work to make sure I am healthy as well, and that is at 2 o'clock today. But I had my doctor and dentist appointments switched for some reason in my brain this morning... So I was not exactly as on time to my physical as I maybe should have been, but through our Heavenly Father's perfect plan all worked out and I am right on schedule.
I still have a little less than a month to be eligible to turn in my papers (April 22nd is the magic day I get to press the SUBMIT button!) but I am grateful to have so much time to prepare and really focus on my testimony so that when I enter the Missionary Training Center, or even my mission at all, I will be as strong as I can in knowing that we have a Savior and through Him we can be eternally happy. I am still studying Preach My Gospel and the Book of Mormon; being in Institute and Missionary Preparation classes really help keep my mind focused on the big picture when the world tries to entice me to stay home.
Satan is so real, he tries everything to get you to let him in to your life. In the past two months I have had countless temptations that really were difficult for me to keep my eye single to God and remember all the goals I have set for my life. And sometimes what the devil persuades us with is not exactly "bad" but the "good, better, and best" decisions. These are the hardest decisions in my opinion, because no matter what you choose you will be happy, but the amount and expiration date of your happiness per-say is limited.
I want you to know that I know the Lord wants me on a mission. I know there is someone out there in the world that needs me to share with them Jesus Christ's message of His gospel. I know He lives and we are His hands on the earth today and always. He needs everyone of us to take a stand and share what we know and help one another the best we can. We are literally brothers and sisters, begotten valiant sons and virtuous daughters of our Heavenly Father who loves us with an infinite love. He is always there for you, you are never alone. Call to Him and He will answer all your prayers. Trust in Him and you will succeed. I know we have a true living prophet of God today, Thomas S. Monson, and he is the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am very excited to hear from him and all the apostles in a few weeks at General Conference. I know Jesus Christ is the head of this church and I am beyond blessed to be able to know it is true and be apart of it and proclaim it to all the world. I am so happy! I hope we all will look unto the Lord today and thank Him for something in our lives and that He may every bless you is my prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Thank you for reading! I love you all very much.
Future Sister Lybbert
p.s. Please let me know if you have any questions I would love to hear from you! And if that is uncomfortable for you, please visit lds.org or mormon.org or ask God because He really does have all the answers.