Friday, July 4, 2014
Yesterday I hit my year mark. Crazy huh? It sometimes feel like just yesterday when I came on a mission but at the same time I feel like the MTC was years and years ago. Pennsylvania even feels like years ago. I’m not sure how to explain it. Missionary time is just weird.
I don’t have much time to write today but I just want to say how grateful I am for the guidance of the Holy Ghost in my life. The Holy Ghost is not only a comforter and testifier of truth but he also warns us of danger. This last week, I had an experience where I had never felt a warning from the Spirit so strongly in my life. I’m not even sure how to explain it. All I can say is, I could just distinctly feel like something was wrong. Don’t worry, nothing bad happened to me, my companion, or any of the missionaries here. But that one experience this last week really helped me understand that God protects His missionaries and He truly does watch over each and everyone of us. However, we need to be worthy to have the Spirit with us. When we are baptized, Heavenly Father promises us that we will always have the Spirit with us. However, we need to be worthy. That means we need to be obedient. We need to be honest, to have love and charity, to serve those around us. We need to follow our Savior’s example. And how lucky am I to be on a mission, where it is so much easier for me to recognize the promptings of the Spirit! Sometimes in our chaotic world, we don’t have time or we don’t notice these promptings. But that doesn’t mean Heavenly Father’s not there – it just means that we’re simply not listening. So I hope that you guys can always live worthy so that we can have the promised blessing of the Holy Ghost’s companionship!
Anyways, Happy 4th of July everyone! We had just a small picnic earlier today and our mission provided some hot dogs (tofu hot dogs for me and the other veggie eaters) from JDogs! Be safe and enjoy the fireworks! As for us missionaries, we’ll be in bed by 10:30 as usual ;> Alright, have a great week! I love and miss you all!
Sister Olivia Ying
2014年 7月 4日，星期五
祝你們獨立紀念日愉快！我們今天在外面辦了一個野餐。我們吃了來自在猶他州的一家很有名的餐廳的熱狗（但我吃的是豆腐熱狗）。要記得，安全第一！希望你們能享受今天的煙火！我們這些傳教士會像一般的日子一樣在晚上十點半去睡覺 ;> 祝你們一周愉快！我愛你們也想念你們！