Wow sounds like quite a week with tons of fun and summer things. I love the Hyde Park celebration and all that jazz. I am excited that you could be a part of it!!!
Also....I can't believe that picture. It is soooo crazy to see them home. I can't wait to see them. Some of them it has felt like forever since I have seen them and so I am super stoked to see them again!!! Do you know when Connor gets home??
Well to all the viewers of the series of the Mission of Hermana Hull I have a big announcement for you....
You all thought you would be seeing me in August.....well that isn't true anymore....you will be seeing me in September......:D
The reason for this is that I EXTENDED MY MISSION!!! It was a request from my mission president so i can almost finish the training of my companion. So I will be here in Ecuador for and extra month being a missionary!!!!
It has been a tough decision not going to lie at all about that. It has been super tough because it was so sudden and happened so quickly and I had already been told that it wasn't likely that I could extend. But it is what the Lord wants, I know it. I was really debating it and prayed a lot to know what the Lord would have me do and one day in studies I was reading in DyC 100. I had read it before and it was counsel from a priesthood blessing that i received to read it. As I read it I came across my answer in verses 12 and 15. I was confused, but the Lord, as I read these verses testified to me through his Holy Spirit that this is the right thing to do. I am super excited and not going to lie really surprised still that this is happening but I am super happy for the chance to serve my Savior for one extra month. It is such a blessing. I still get doubts every once in a while because I was just getting super excited to see everyone, but one month extra will fly by and I am excited to stay in this beloved country of Ecuador.
So that is the big announcement that I would like to share with y'all! A bit crazy but super exciting!!!
I would like to share one last thought with you before i have to go.
First you need to close your eyes....and start singing I need thee every hour in English or Spanish that doesn't matter. Imagine our Savior coming down to earth on that Christmas night, imagine him starting his ministry and working miracles in the streets of Jerusalem, then to the Garden of Gethsemane and then to the cross,after which three dark days a light comes and you can see the resurrected Savior standing on wounded feet with pierced hands and then imagine yourself in his presence and his love for you as he embraces you. Literally I have felt his love. I know that I can't do anything without him. I need him every single hour. As we learn to depend on him we don't become needy folks but we become free. The way to do that to truly learn to depend on him is to live his Gospel daily. We cant truly come to understand who he is or what he has done for us if we don't live how he wants us to live because that make us distance ourselves from him. But as we are obedient to the small everyday steps of making the Gospel our life not just part of it we learn that he is the only way to make it anywhere in this life but not just make it anywhere but to the Celestial kingdom and not just ourselves but the people he wants us to become because we have allowed him to mold ourselves into his disciples. I love him and am thankful and humbled to everyday be his representative. I have much to learn. I am not perfect but I have learned the way that I can become closer to him and I will do those things everyday to be blessed by him and his Gospel!
10 Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.
11 And behold, I am the light and the life of the world; and I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning. 3 Nefi 11:10-11
Love you tons!!! have a fantastic week and see you in September!!!
Hermana Hull :D