Dear Family and Friends <3 Welcome to 2014! This year will be a great and exciting! Honestly, I'm so happy, that it is the only year on my mission, without you. I really miss you so much! This will be great, when we will be together again and talking about life and stuff! 😀 This week went so fast, that I don't know where the time went. What I know, we gave our best. That makes me rejoicing 🙂 I want to share with you my insight about this wonderful principle I discovered the last few weeks. I discovered, that when I actually do and live what we talk about to the people here, that my joy increases to an infinite level. I'm telling you my friends, THIS IS CRAZY PANTS (I'm sorry, if I sound little bit Americanised, but the most of the missionaries here are from America)! That doesn't mean, that I didn't live after the principles of God before my mission. Preciously, before my mission I started to develop a desire, to live after the knowledge. I started to care more for my body and my spirit. I started to eat healthy, exercise more focused, stopped consuming time wasting entertainment and cared more for spiritual nourishment. Know I realize, what great blessing that is. Know I understand more and more, that we first have to understand something fully (that implies application in life also), before we can try to be better. Question: How do we live after what we know? Answer: Just do it! Start now! Don't wait! Set goals and start accomplishing them! The great thing in "Just doing" is, that we immediately get rewarded. A discouraging fact might be, that the most time it doesn't look like, that we get rewarded, when we try to change for good. That's not true! Giving up something we like or stop a bad habit is painful and not easy. It doesn't receive itself (how you would say it in Russian, meaning it's not solved, done or accomplished) by a simple try. We have to try hard every day! On every try we do, every second, we spent trying to is worth it. Every time we try we grow a little bit. Every time we try, we change a little bit. At least there is one difference; we tried. I'm telling you my friends, why this is crazy pants! This process can give us incredible strong hope and faith that we get better. Perfect hope is not just a wish, that something might be. From the Holy Scriptures we know, that perfect hope is something, that surely will happen. According this thoughts I want to share with one of my most favorite scriptures from the Book of Mormon: Ether 12:4 "4 Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God." I love this verse so much, because it explains, how this process of "Just doing" gives us an anchor to our souls. It makes us strong, it makes us "sure and steadfast", that we "always abound in good works"! Are you getting it?! This is a circle! This is a never ending process! Everything that we do, for trying to be better, feeds our motivation (hope and faith) to be better! Dear Friends, this is just the beginning... when we all understand this principle better and better, oh how great works we are going to do together? here some pictures of this week 🙂 my wall
little piece of Switzerland <3
effective language study 😉
with my companion (hi says hi!):)
I was about to tape you something nice, but it didn’t receive itself! Next week! 😉
2014. Make it amazing!
PS: A friend sent me some nice pictures from Switzerland with beautiful landscapes with snow everywhere. This was amazing! I enjoyed every minute looking at them! You can be really proud there! I hope you enjoy it 🙂