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Monday, February 24, 2014

Tender Mercies

This has been a great week! We have had so many fun and amazing experiences and I am so grateful to be able to be here and see people grow and change. We had interviews with our mission president, which are always so nice. I love President and his wife and I am grateful for their service. We had a couple of wonderful experiences this week with meeting new people! We knocked on someone's door and this woman came out to talk with us. She has been going through some really hard times and opened up to us so much. She even got emotional at one point. It still amazes me how much people will open up to these 20 year old girls they've never met before. It really shows me that we are called by God and that we do have this authority to represent Jesus Christ and teach people His gospel. There's no other explanation. But she was very sweet and told us we were like angels on her doorstep. We said a prayer together and will meet again this week! We also had a couple of great and really fun lessons this week with families! One involved using dirt pudding to discuss the gospel and the others involved games and activities that got them all involved. They were fun and everyone involved was able to learn more and feel the Spirit. I love being able to teach people more and see their families grow closer together as they accept the restored gospel.

Something I have realized this week is how simple the plan is, yet how important it is to keep following it! We have to continually exercise our faith in Christ, repent of our sins, renew our baptismal covenants (promises), and be worthy of the presence of the Holy Spirit throughout our entire lives. Life is hard and so many unexpected things happen that don't make sense. But, I know that God loves all of us and that He is there to help us learn. Everything that happens is for a reason, even if we don't know what that reason is yet. We just have to have faith and trust that whatever God wants to happen will help us in the end. I am grateful for the gospel in my life and I know that as we keep the commandments, we find true happiness!

Sister Dieter

Look what we found on our GPS this week! :O

The Gospel through Dirt Pudding :)

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