Monday, November 17, 2014

Creating Happiness

Holla Familia,
So this week has been pretty interesting! So I'll tell you how our week started off. Last week I talked about one of the people that we had picked up having a few doubts coming into it, but wanted to find out if it was true. Well we went back and visited her (after several attempts and no one answered) someone finally answered the door. Well it went down hill from there. She was very emotional, and said that she felt sorry for us and that we had been raised in this and had to bear this burden; quote: "You have been Dooped". I thought the word dooped was pretty funny. There is a lot of 'anti' floating around right now about polygamy and different things and well, she got full whiff of it. She brought up a lot of crazy things. Well, the only things we could do was testify of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and that we had gained peace and light from it. She then told us to forget everything, that I needed to go sit in one room and that she (Sister Snow) needed to sit in another room and we just needed to read the Bible - because that is where all the truth is. I thought it was funny that she wanted us to sit in separate rooms; like Sister Snow is going to contaminate my perspective of the Bible. Silly people. God loves us and knows what is best for us. Satan is real and wants to destroy all confidence. This lady's confidence was shot. She didn't/ doesn't know what to believe in this world, but she sure believes everything that is put out on the internet! It is interesting to think about the Poison and Light that is in the Internet. We can learn so quickly about pretty much anything - but the only problem is... Who has the Truth? I sure know that when I checked Wiki about when Columbus sailed the big old blue, that it gave me the wrong answer... Well... according to the History Books. That is because anyone, ANYONE, can change things on the internet.      It was so crazy to look at how unhappy she was. How lost she was. Now, if this thing that I have supposedly been "dooped" on has brought me peace, guidance, direction, happiness - the only thing I can say is "Wickedness Never Was Happiness" Something that is evil and of the devil will not, and cannot bring happiness. Period. End of Story. Bam. I guess you could say it depends on your definition of "happiness" - worldly happiness, or eternal happiness. Satan 'happiness', or Godly happiness. Hmm. I'll let you figure that one out on your own.  
Well, after talking to our lovely lost friend, we met some pretty awesome people. Their names are Cory and Donna. So the first time we met Cory was pretty interesting. We were tracting, and we knocked on this door and he opened. Instant judgment, I guess you could say, happened. Cory has a bullring in his nose, two nose studs as well, tattoos all over, pretty intimidating. Well, I thought he looked pretty cool - so we asked him about his religious background. Guess what! He is one of the most kind and religious people you can run into, what I like to call - a Real Christian. Cory and Donna are both Tattoo artists, and they are both pretty intimidating when you first come up to them. But then you start talking about their lives and what they do, and it turns into how awesome these people are! We can sometimes judge very quickly on who a person is by the way they are on the outside. But Cory and Donna are both very happy people, because they have their heads on the right way - they know what it means to be Christ like. Now we just need to teach them the restored gospel, and how much more happiness can come into their lives!
So yeah. Lots of cool things happened, and a lot of not so cool things happened. But you know what? In the end we do one thing, quote from Lessons Learned in the Journey of Life by Elder Worthlin “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” Don’t worry about searching for who you are; focus your energies on creating the kind of person you want to be! You will discover that as you pursue that journey you will not only find yourself, but chances are you will be pleasantly surprised and proud of the person you find along the way."
Go out and create you. Don't wait to find it in a box, or around a corner, but seek you out and create who you want to be. Because you will be the only person who can create you.
I love you all and I hope you are all having a great day, and that you have a great week!

Sister Karen Call

"Let us acknowledge that most often gaining a testimony is not a task of a minute, an hour, or a day. It is not once and done. The process of gathering spiritual light is the quest of a lifetime. Your testimony of the living Son of God and His restored Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, may not come as quickly as you desire, but I promise you this: if you do your part, it will come. And it will be glorious." ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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