Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ola minha familia!!! Ja pasou sies meses!!  Hi my family!  6 months have already passed! I started tearing up a bit on Sunday when I realized I have less than a year left.  Not enough time!!! 
Also, just called the FBI today (that sounds official. ha) and they're done processing my fingerprints and they should be to our home address in California on Wednesday. Whoohoo!  So yeah, hope you still have the address for them.
Hope everything's great there at home and wherever you people are. haha  Thanks for the story Dad!!! I had forgotten about that one.  I bet it really had an effect on the kid who did the push-ups.  Probably woke him up a bit to what is most important.  It also is cool that he didn't quit.  It really applies because we need to invite everyone to learn abou the restored gospel of Jesus Christ because it is a gift for them even if they don't want it. 
Katrina, your team won one?! woot woot!!  Humility's a tricky one, don't know if you've already tried this, but In chapter 6 of Preach My gospel, there's a whole section on Humility with scriptures and everything :) Thanks for the picture, that's a super cute outfit too! You're all so gorgeous, it's ridiculous :) for real though, 40's is warm. haha And thanks for your address!  Something might pop up in your mailbox either this week or next hopefully :)
Debbie is now on date for the 15th of MARCH!!!! and because of surgery to unclog the clots in her arm, and getting a port in her chest, and getting another surgery to reconstruct the part of her arm so they can continue to use it for dialysis, she's been wiped out and unable to come to church for the last 3 sundays :/ But her positive attitude shines, and she won't let anything get her down.  She loves when we share scriptures with her and is too sweet to us.  She said she'll be done smoking after her last 2 packs :)  We're shooting for sooner. haha Sister Heger also made her a mural of pictures of Christ that she can put up on her wall, and it looks awesome!!! Debbie also already has her whole baptism planned out too, she's pretty excited :D
We took Evelyn Good with us to talk to Janet and James Hambleton on Wednesday and we went over the Restoration with them.  The Spirit felt so sweet and Janet even bore her testimony :)  It's always exciting to share about the beginning of it all :) We committed them both to pray to know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that the Book of Mormon is true.  After doing so, we always hope and pray that they do so in faith.  Janet came to church on Sunday again despite being sick because she didn't want to miss Sister Heger's talk.  So sweet!!! James wasn't able to come because he was sick, but we're hoping that he recognized the spirit and will allow us to teach him more. 
We saw Pam again!!  I know I keep saying sweet and awesome but I can't find any other adjectives. haha We read over the introduction to the Book of Mormon with her because she didn't understand how the whole Book of Mormon worked.  That seems to be the question of the week that we had with Marsha, Kathleen, and Pam.  Good thing the introduction words it so perfectly!!!  No scrambling for words. haha But yes, we're hoping Pam will accept a baptismal date this week :)  I know she's felt the spirit!!! 
Sister Walecki, a lady in our ward, wants us to teach her 8 year old daughter the lessons to prepare her for baptism, but also she felt it would be good for her family to review and for her husband to hear, who is inactive, but a friendly guy.  It's been fun and we have a couple fun ideas to use to teach about the Restoration tonight to keep Morgan's attention because she is an active, fun girl :)
And we may have found a new investigator, who's not a guy!!!  Her name is Marqueda and she's a student at the college, but she said we could come by and talk with her so we'll see! 
This Wednesday we have a Sisters Conference for the sisters in our zone, which I'm excited for cause I've never had one! apparently I was still in the MTC when the last one happened.  They're going to give us a spiritual boost and teach us the hula too I think they said. haha
Well I love you all very much! Til next time. :D
-- Love always and forever
Sister Harston

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ola minha familia!!  I seriously started laughing so hard when I read what Liam said after being sick.  BAHAHAH kids say the funniest things!!!  I understand having to chase him after I stayed with Adam and Katelyn for a week.  That's so cool that you saw the Sister Missionaries!!!  I can tell they represented servants of the Lord well :)  That  was brilliant to take the Mangelson van. I bet that was a fun ride up there :) An orange tree!!!  their back yard is going to smell soooo good! haha

Good to hear all the family support that is flocking to grandma and pa Davenport's side! Just shows how much of a blessing and inspired thing families are. 

I CANNOT believe that Amy is almost done.  That's flown by.  Hearing her testimony is going to be so awesome. I bet the spirit will be SUPER strong.  She is an awesome example :) A few pictures would be FABULOUS! haha but it's ok :) 

Also, Debbie is still awesome, but she hasn't quit smoking yet so we will have to move her baptismal date back a ways again, sad, but we're praying on how to help her find the motivation to quit.  We haven't been able to see her since Friday because she's been to Wichita because of clots in her arm or something that prevents her from getting the dialysis she needs.  They opened it up and sent her home, but it closed up again and she's back to Wichita again today. She seriously cannot catch a break!!  I feel so bad for her!!! We're trying to think of someway to help keep her spirits up with a gift that she might enjoy. 

Janet Hambleton (a lady we're great friends with and have been meeting with for a while) she was baptized when she was 10 and hasn't been back to church since she was 20 and she's 60 now, CAME TO CHURCH YESTERDAY!!!!!! It was seriously the greatest thing on this planet.  We went to some thrift stores with her Saturday to pick out some nice skirts and outfits and after she said, "Ok, what time does church start again?...ok I'll see you at 10 tomorrow"  She came and I truly think she felt the Spirit because she wants to come next week too!!! I really hope her husband felt the spirit as she related her experience with him and maybe he'll join her next week to see what it's all about :)

A problem we've been having recently is finding new investigators, one of those trials that every missionary goes through. so we have been knocking on more doors :)  I know that as we put our whole effort into the work, that the Lord will bless us with some success because it's not till after the trial of out faith that He blesses us with a miracle, not meaning all of Emporia will flock to us desiring to hear the message we bring of the Savior, but I know Heavenly Father is with us and strengthening us as we are obedient because I have felt His love :) He is mindful of us and His other children who are searching for the truth.  I know He is preparing people :)  So we're going to be His instruments in finding them as we also continue to serve the members and work with Less active members who are just as important as new investigators!!! :D

Goal for this week, be more BOLD!  The people here need to know the fullness!  I know I need every part of, sacrament, personal scripture and companionship study, meaningful prayers.  "Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men" (Alma 48:17).  Moroni was a man, yes a prophet too, but he followed the example of Jesus Christ.  We're teaching people about how they too can have that power.  That potential is in all of us.  I'm learning that it's through asking inspired questions that we can help people to realize it and learn in faith as we teach by the Spirit and that works for parenting, callings, missionary work, etc. I've been noticing how you mom and dad, did that for us as kids, and look! it does work because we're all still here and strong because we figured it out for ourselves as you guided us to it!!!!  THANK YOU!!!!! :) 

Well I love you all bunches and bunches!  Have fun! :) haha
-- love always and forever
Sister Harston

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hey all!!!  Yep, Gwen e-mailed me and it was sooo good to hear from her.  She's updating me on the boy details for her and Emily. haha I swear one of them at least will be married by the time I get back.  I remember Brother Nicholes! He is awesome!  It's incredible how people can convert to the church late in life and progress so quickly.  They're truly drinking it in :)  Which I'm still learning how to do.  I really hope that Grandma Harston's MRI will bring to light what the doctors need to know to help her!!!  Pain wears on you no matter how strong you are, and she is the strongest person I know!!!! :D LOVE YOU GRANDMA! 

Nicholetti you're having another boy?! OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY!!!! hahaha what's his name? haha Oh and does the EDC mean that he'll be born around June 30th? Oh my goodness so exciting, and you never know! all those guys were crazy! haha

KC!!!  Your hair is so dark!!!! haha it really does look good :) Looks like you got a new phone? a fancy one at that tooo! haha I'm happy you and Kaily Kiholm can room together that'll be a blast for ya.  Definitely feel for ya with the school/work thing.  That's so fun that you get to do a rec vball! How'd you meet your teammates?

There truly is power in fasting, I can testify to that :)  I'm soooo glad you're getting the rain that was MUCH NEEDED for you :D Also, glad school is okay.  If only you could be the teacher then, problem solved! haha I agree Kids hugs are the sweetest.  Tarrie Grubb's 3 year old son Mikey gives hugs to everyone including us and boy he's a little charmer. haha I'll be honest, hearing about Grandma Davenport made me teary because I LOVE HER SO STINKIN MUCH!!!  I don't want to wish any more pain or suffering on her, but I sure wish she could hold on til I see her again.  I trust the Lord has her in His almighty and loving hands.  I pray that she will recognize the comfort He is trying to give her.

An update on Sister Tycz, transfers went well and I got some good snow driving in as it snowed 8 or so inches the day before we left.  It was snowing constantly ALL DAY!  The greyhound buses were cancelled so some sisters drove her to Wichita and I was on exchanges with Sister Macovichuk for several hours which was fun.  By noticing other companionship's relationships with each other, I can tell how hard your mission gets and how much more tiring it is if you're not getting along, working things out, or have the desire to serve each other out of love.  BUT.... Sister Tycz woke up Sunday morning with intense stomach pain where she couldn't hardly walk so they took her to the ER.  After putting her under anesthesia they opened her up thinking it was her appendix, which was actually totally healthy (but they removed it anyways), her gall bladder was healthy and she didn't have any ovarian cists.  Now they're thinking she has a lower abdominal infection?  So crazy!  A few of the members here in Emporia have Sister Tycz's mom's phone # and facebook so they update me as they get the updates :)

 My companion Sister Heger (Hay-grrr) is AWESOME! she's from St. George Utah, and no she doesn't know Uncle Jim and Aunt Larallee :/  But she has a personality that's kind of a mix between me and sister Tycz. haha  She's being very patient with me cause as you ALL know, I'm so TERRIBLE with directions and have had us turned around a few times already.  I now carry the map with us always and refer to it often. haha sheesh!  I seriously have no directional skills but I'm going to get them with the help of my Savior :D Fortunately, He promises to help us as we put in the effort that is necessary.  But everyone she's met loves her already, I can tell :)  Definitely not as "in tense" as Sister Tycz said she was. haha She's also a PRO volleyball player because she played at a junior college. it's gonna be so fun!

This week we didn't get to visit a ton of people due to transfers (and walking forever in the wrong direction before I actually realized it... bother. ha)  BUT! we had a great lesson with Pam last night about so many things like temples, more in depth about pre-mortal life, and on we went.  She is so intelligent that she asks so many questions that I have definitely never thought of before because I've just known this church is true for forever it feels like and it all just makes sense to me!  Sister Heger can really think things over too and I love it because then I gain my own understanding from reading in the scriptures, and then her insight too and then I learn twice as much!!!! Totally going to do companionship study with my husband in the future. haha 

We went and saw Kathleen again she is soooo knowledgeable too about history, knitting, she has so many cool artifacts in her home like indian arrow heads which I know Uncle Stott would appreciate.  Missionaries have been visiting her for 50 years and the two things she likes talking about are being self-reliant (with food storage and a 72hour kit and everything) so I told her about the can units holder thing we have at home and she wants one!  Also she really wants to do her family history work which is super exciting! Hopefully we'll get to go with her there sometime this week or next. She also told us that she treasures her Book of Mormon which is interesting, but cool.

Quick insight from studies and experiences this week, from Elder Uchtdorf's talk at the last general conference in the priesthood session. "We acknowledge that your path will at times be difficult. But I give you this promise in the name of the Lord: rise up and follow in the footsteps of our Redeemer and Savior, and one day you will look back and be filled with eternal gratitude that you chose to trust the Atonement and its power to lift you up and give you strength.My dear friends and brethren, no matter how many times you have slipped or fallen, rise up! Your destiny is a glorious one! Stand tall and walk in the light of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ! You are stronger than you realize. You are more capable than you can imagine. You can do it now! Of this I testify in the sacred name of our Master and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, amen."
Well, he said it better than I could so there you go! :D I hope the rain you get does what you need, I'm praying for All MY WONDERFUL GRANDPARENTS and FAMILY MEMBERS and FRIENDS!!!!!  for your health, strength, to recognize the Spirit, to feel the love of God, and to be safe as well as to help you through the specific challenges that each of you are facing!!!

-- Love always and forever!
Sister Harston
PS I forgot my camera today so I'll send you pictures of me and my new comp next week. til then!
gotta get some good photos out there :D haha  sorry for filling up your inbox!!!
#1: Preachin the gospel at ESU #2: Saw Brandon (aka Brandino, tony and Rhonda's son at Wal-mart today!)  Also, Tony and Rhonda are doing so awesome. We testified of Jesus Christ last time we were there and the spirit was definitely present.  Rhonda said "you're convition is making me feel conflicted, and want to learn more"  YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!  That was the best thing in the world to hear.  We'll hopefully see them real soon since they were busy or sick the last few days. but we have high high high hopes for them :D

(This email is from 2 weeks ago)

Ola! how's my family doing??????????????   I got a letter from Grandma and Grandpa Davenport yesterday which was awesome.  I'm pretty sure they know more about Brazil now than I do. haha I also got a letter from Linda Pack in Dodge City.  She's been going to church and reading her scriptures still and Kim and Daniel are good too.   Kim just got a job which I'm so happy for her doing.  sounds like life is good :)  also I've officially heard what 50mile and hour gusts of wind sound like too.  Fortunately it didn't catch us at the time we were walking!  That would have been fun. haha
Tomorrow we're going to the TEMPLE!! so excited.  Feels like it has been forever.  We've been trying to figure out how to get to Topeka and had a ride there, but not back.  The APs sent us a message though that they'll come and pick our whole district up in the mission van! So nice.  We didn't have the miles and were really struggling to figure out what to do, but all is well :)  If that's our biggest problem we're doing good. haha 
This last Sunday we had 3 people come to church!!! Debbie came again and she has been participating and talking with people and it's so great.  The last time we went over and visited with her, she was talking about how much better she feels when we come over and when she reads her scriptures.  She's also signed up to feed the elders a couple times this month.  Hahah sooooo cute!!!  Also, did I ever tell you about her Crazy neighbor Glen?  He's really nice, but he's strange.  Since apartment walls are always paper thin it seems, Glen can be heard loud and clear everytime he "prays"  He goes off saying "Diyee diyee diyee diyee.....I command all evil spirits to go STRAIGHT to Tubamaka right now. RIGHT NOW.....Duck duck duck duck...." And boy oh boy he can go on for a while.  It's pretty entertaining, but I feel bad for Debbie who gets woken up by him at 6 in the morning, and he does it at random times throughout the day too. But Debbie just keeps her chin up and stays positive :) She is always so sweet and told us that we were like rays of sunshine. Aww :)  Adam was also at church but only because he thinks Sister Tycz is awesome and has known him for 5 months or so now.  We don't ever get to teach him much, but we keep trying because he's awesome.  He stayed for all of church though.  We're eager to see his reaction to it or if he'll come back.  haha Marcie came with her daughter Chanice which was super cool too!!! They'd never been to the LDS church before and Hope East (the bishop's daughter who's 7, same age as Chanice) came back and met Chanice and took her to class after Sacrament meeting.  so perfect!  They live kind of far south but since we'll get a new amount of miles this month, we are definitely going back to visit.
Since we're guessing/pretty sure that Sister Tycz will get transferred next Wednesday, she's been writing down everyone she wants to see before she leaves.  The list is pretty long, but I hope we can get to everyone.  She has been here in Emporia for 6 months so you get to know people pretty well in that time.  I'm already getting sad to think that she'll be leaving, we've been companions for 3 months and boy did that time fly. sheesh! She is so awesome and we've been becoming good friends.  I know that it's good to have new companions, to learn from different people and get to know and love them as well though.  I'm a teensy bit nervous to have to know where everything is though, you know how AWFUl I am with directions. haha Sister Tycz and I one day decided to try and describe each other in one word....the word she picked for me was proper. haha Me always trying to act appropriately in each situation.  I told her hers was exciting because she always makes things fun, and we end up laughing... like last night for instance!  We got to bed 20 minutes late because we were busting up about random things. bahah
Wednesday, after we had met with Debbie for a while and talked about the Holy Ghost and his role, we were walking home and ran into this older man who we had passed earlier.  We said hi and started talking with him for a second, offered him a Book of Mormon and he wanted it! Sweet!  and get this, His name is Greg.  I know that that book is a powerful tool though, but it has to be used right.  When read with real intent, and an open heart, listening for answers to your prayerful questions, you WILL receive an answer and come to know it is true, or have your testimony of the book strengthened and rooted more deeply.  As we continued walking home, a man pulled over in his car and asked us where Exchange street was.  We pointed it out to him and he said, "Oh you're mormon missionaries right? My doctor in Mexico was Mormon and taught me some things"  He was super friendly...maybe a little too much?  haha he said we looked like we could be movie stars we were so pretty. not sure if that's a culture thing or what but when we go see him, we're going to bring a member with us just in case :) haha
Thursday we went to ESU (Emporia State University) which is just up the road, to set up a table for the Winter Welcome.  There were a few other churches there with tables set up too.  We had a big ol' poster board and candy and Books of Momon, and name it we had it. A few people stopped to talk to us, one of whom was Adam.  He said he'd met with missionaries for a while, but sounds like he wasn't too interested.  He said he would come to Basketball on Tuesday night though which would be awesome.  There are so many people who are content with where they are at.  It's cool that they feel happy, but it breaks my heart that they have no idea what they're missing. 
Friday, after District Meeting, we went to the college for lunch with the other Elders in our district, and I started talking to this guy who is from Brazil. He always hangs out in the game area and Brother Gifford who works there told me that he's from Sao Paulo, Brazil.  I said something random to him in Portuguese and he said it was pretty good but didn't correct me. Bah. He said I could come to the game place and he'd help me with Portuguese.  That would be awesome, because I need practice teaching the lessons in Portuguese so some doctrine will probably come out in our chat. haha I feel so sneaky sometimes, but honestly, friendship is a good gift for people, but the gospel of Jesus Christ is better.  Jesus Christ understands people in ways we never ever could thankfully because of the precious gift of the Atonement.
Sunday after church, sister Tycz and I went over to Janet and James Hambleton's house (since that's the only time she's really free from kids because they run a daycare and are busy busy busy)  and she trimmed our hair for us.  So nice!! It was getting pretty splitty on the ends there.. blegh  They are both so sweet though. LOVE Them.
Well I hope everyone is doing good in California/Idaho/Texas or wherever you are!  I pray for you and love you!
-- Love always and forever
Sister Harston

Friday, February 7, 2014

So sorry, apparently it's my e-mail that doesn't receive incoming mail when the inbox is jam packed with e-mails from the last 6 months. haha So I deleted a bunch and hope that solves the problem :) That is so crazy that there's a huge drought going on!!!  I'll add some rain prayers of my own :)  We just get ice here, never normal rain.  It's pretty fun to slide around though not gonna lie. haha  So, since transfers are this Wednesday, we officially found out that Sister Tycz is getting transferred to Wichita.  Sad! I'll miss her sooo much but she said we'll definitely keep in contact and I'll give her all the details about the people in Emporia.  My new companion's name is Sister Heger and apparently she was in Sister Tycz's MTC district so she has been telling me a little bit about her and I'm excited.  I think she'll help me quit eating so much sugar. haha No more sinus infections! that's the goal :)  Sister Tycz was super nervous to find out where she was headed but she feels tons better now, because there are several missionaries in her district that she knows and loves so it won't be totally new people.  That was good to see her relief :)

Thanks for sending your e-mail in a letter :)  Adam sent me one too!!!!!  First one yet on the mission!  Liam and Ethan had their hands traced and drew fun circle/scibbles.  So cute. But ADAM! I need to hear how you're doing too!!!!! but I CAN't believe that Ethan is already starting to walk.  That blows my mind.  It's so cool that they're close enough that you can pop over whenever there's a school break :) 

How was your trip to the temple though??  That's super funny and awesome that Sister Perry would do that to make that lady feel welcome :)  It just shows she loves her no matter what.  Also, I'm super sad about Grandma Davenport!  I really really hope she gets better soon.  She'll definitely be in my prayers as well as Grandpa.  Sheesh!  Scary.  Maybe the sleep will really allow her to heal.  I can't believe the teacher situation at Otter Creek is up in the air again.  You just can't catch a break yet! where are you applying at? or thinking would be the best place to be? 

I'm glad for the examples that you all are to me. I can feel the Spirit when I read your testimonies as well and I'm am so blessed to call you, MOM and DAD, my parents.  You have amazing strength that I can see starting in each of us kids and it's ALL thanks to you :D Fun fact, Sister Tycz and I also shared our testimonies on Sunday :)  I haven't done that from the pulpit since my farewell talk, but I didn't really feel the need to since I do everyday as we talk to people. But it felt really good :)  Also, Dad I don't think we've had to bundle up quite that much, but pretty close.  When it gets that cold, Sister Jensen always offers to take us to appointments.  She is so sweet!!! and we don't deserve it. hahah while sister Tycz wasn't feeling well, she made us dinner and also Wendy's smoothies which were delicious :) 
Also, Nichole I don't know if I can wait a whole week to find out, so you could mail me a letter! haha if you have time, I guess the news will probably be the same whether I get it today or next week, but yeah.  It's going to be killing me this week. haha  I hope those boys can shape up!! We need strong young men to serve!!! They can get to people we as sisters can't and are soo important for the work to continue!!! We need everyone we can get! :D

so this week has been very interesting.  As for Brazil?  I have no clue, won't get the FBI fingerprints processed for another 4 more weeks at least, so then it goes to you, then to Salt Lake, then to Brazil, so who knows.  Tuesday we got to go to the Kansas City temple in Missouri!!! The Assistants to the President picked us up and took us to Topeka, then the whole zone took a charter bus the rest of the way.  It's so pretty and man it felt so good to go inside.  Just a nice hush.  Everything was so beautiful and I could sincerely invite the members we saw after that to attend as soon as possible! Because the temple is truly an amazing place.  When Sister Tycz and I were talking in the temple, we looked at each other and said, "you know what would be the best? if our investigators could all come here too"  My goodness, on that day, I hope I'm there and I seriously would start bawling because I would be so happy. 

Then things took a little turn. Sister Tycz started to feel pains in her lower abdomen which started at the temple but eased.  Tuesday night when we got back to Emporia, we all got Pizza Ranch pizza and then went and played basketball at the church because our new investigator Adam Rameirez was there.  Sister Tycz's stomach started hurting really bad and she threw up later when we got home.  The next day the pain had not stopped and we had to stay home and take her to doctor's appointments, make tons of phone calls to people in our area who were all worried about her, talk to the mission nurse, and whew! We didn't actually get back to seeing/teaching people tilSaturday.  Turns out the doctor believes she has a cist on her ovaries but they can't get her an ultrasound til Wednesday or Thursday.  so yeah.  I felt so bad because the pain is just constant, and it's still there, but she's being tough and dealing with it.  And after all that, I wish I knew what you do about anatomy!  because Sister Tycz would ask me all these questions and I had absolutely no clue. haha

We didnt' have to walk this week so no more flying skirts. haha but this week is our walking week :)  Since my new companion likes to stay fit (as I've heard) won't be a problem!!! :) I'm excited to take her to meet everyone :) 

I certainly shouldn't have anything to complain about, especially after hearing about a lot of my friends missions like Sister Sturtevant, and what Sister Mishler has been through and stuff.  I love it here in Emporia, that is FOR SURE!!!

Since sister tycz is leaving, Pam Brunner came to church for the first time ever!!!! She stayed all through sacrament and sunday school.  In my testimony I mentioned about how we're here to serve everyone and we're there because we love you and will wash your dishes if you need it, and give you a spiritual boost.  Pam said, you mean I could've have had you washing my dishes the whole time??" bahaha  She was tearing up though. I just hope she recognized that as the spirit :)  Debbie came again and Rose came with her!!! we were shocked (because we had invited her many times before) and so pleased to see her there.  She really really enjoyed it and said she wished she had come sooner.  haha love her.  Also, Debbie picked her own baptismal date for the 22nd of February!!!  We're shooting for that day and will continue to help her do what she knows she need s to do to prepare.  So exciting :)

We get to go out to dinner with Tony and Rhonda tomorrow before Sister Tycz leaves which I'm super duper excited for :)  I really hope they like the new sister :)

Also, since I had a lot of personal study time this week :) I've been learning tons from reading in Jesus the Christ. Whew that book is deep. I also keep finding new favorite chapters in the Book of Mormon, so since I just read in Moroni, It's chapter 7-10. haha I just finished it for the first time on my mission!! and I get to start it again!  I honestly love finishing it and praying and feeling that sweet Spirit fill my heart and soul and confirm it's true and extremely important.  So Moroni 9: 25-26 says, "(9)may Christ lift thee up, and may his sufferings and death, and the showing his body unto our fathers, and his mercy and long-suffering, and the hope of his glory and of eternal life, rest in your mind forever. (10) And may the grace of God the Father, whose throne is high in the heavens, and our Lord Jesus Christ, who sitteth on the right hand of his power, until all things shall become subject unto him, be, and abide with you forever"  That is my prayer for all of you!!!  Allow Him to lift you by doing as He has commanded. You will feel greater joy and peace and comfort and who doesn't want to feel that?

Novel like always, don't know how to shorten it. haha Well I love you all and pray for you!!!

-- Love always and forever
Sister Harston