Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Nov 13th

November 13th
Hello everyone.
This week so so so neat! We started teaching three new people. Which is really great for Livermore.  One of them is this great lady that has really reached the lowest of low. The cool part is that she sees how God may have put her in this place so that her heart could be softened enough to except the gospel and listen to us. We have been over there every night since we met her and by the second day she could tell that “there is just so much light” that has come in to her life and that there is so much power in the Book of Mormon.  It is so cool to me that the Lord is preparing people in so many ways. Some he gives so much light they can’t deny it and others it takes going to the drakes place to be able to recognize the light.
So right now I’m in Alam in my personal study and I wish it was longer. I love all the stories in Alma! There are so many people in this book that show such great faith and bear such great testimony that it is such a wonderful part of The Book of Mormon.  I just want everyone to know that I love The Book of Mormon. What a wonderful gift we have been given.   I hope all of us are reading from it every day because it really will change your life. It has changed this lady we are teaching in just four short days.
 There is a talk that has real struck a chord with me this last week about gratitude in it there is a great Quote by ElderJeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles ““No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won’t make it worse.” 10 Identify and list your complaining and ungrateful thoughts, and replace them with grateful thoughts and problem-solving strategies. We are prone to be more grateful when we recall how others have contributed to our success and happiness and when we focus on positive action rather than passive complaining.”
It also talks about how we find more joy in life when we are more grateful and I think this really comes down to having Hope in life and the world around you. We all need to look on the bright side and show our gratitude to all those around us. It will bring so much more happiness into our lives.
I love you all and know that we can all have more light in our lives as we fill it with the best so righteous things  we can. And then we can share that light with all those around us. SHINE FORTH! I love you all and will talk to you next week. –Sister Cannaday


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