Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Summer is quickly coming to an end. The weather is chillier now and the mornings are getting darker. I just can’t believe that summer is over already and that everyone is heading back to school. It has still been a busy week here but I can tell that it has been just a little bit slower here.
This last week, we had a zone conference. Basically, half of the mission met together for training with the mission president, the assistants and some special guests from the MTC. I learned a lot about how to teach better and we had a testimony meeting at the end. We didn’t have enough time for all the sisters to share their testimonies but it was wonderful. The question our mission president wanted us to answer was, “How did you gain a testimony that the gospel was true?” I loved hearing the sisters’ testimonies and getting to know them a little better. Since our mission president has posed this question to us, I have been reflecting on this from time to time. I can think of many small and simple experiences that have shaped me to be who I am today, but I was reminded of one specific incident when I realized that God truly did exist. I don’t have time to go into details, but I remember following a prompting that popped into my head. I didn’t think too much of it at that time but later it hit me that that prompting came from the Holy Ghost. My sister and I were in the car and suddenly, I felt like we needed to make a left turn instead of a right turn. Long story short, there was a huge accident on the road that we would have turned on to just a couple minutes after we made that left turn. When I found out about the details of this accident, everything just hit me and made sense in that moment. Our lives were spared because of that little prompting from the Holy Ghost and how grateful I am that I listened to that still small voice. Now I have the opportunity to serve a mission and be an instrument in the Lord’s hands to change lives and it has been incredible. From that experience, I have been able to recognize the Holy Ghost more in my life.
Well, I don’t have much energy to finish writing this email today. There are some sisters in my district who are struggling and basically, I am exhausted. I have absolutely no time to myself. Except maybe on PDays now. I hope you have all had a great week though! I miss and love you guys!
Sister Olivia Ying
2014年 8月 26日，星期二