Wondering If You Should Serve Part 2


advice to girls with a desire to serve:

do not go straight out of high school unless you receive revelation to. with the age change many young men are called to leave right out of high school and many girls are not. my advice sounds very bold but I use this boldness because I know that if I hadn't received the revelation to be here right away, i honestly wouldn't have been able to do it. simple as that. 
it is because i consecrated my actions through Him, I have been able to find strength in doing His will and can confidently say 2 Nephi 2:24
"all things have been done in the wisdom of him who knoweth all things"
because I followed the counsel given in 2 Nephi 32:9
"But behold, I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint; that ye must not [serve a mission] unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ, that he will consecrate thy [mission] unto thee, that thy [mission] may be for the welfare of thy soul."
that gives me the strength to get through the hard times, to know that i am doing the Lord's will for me because 
"if God be for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)
Make sure God is for you and you will be UNSTOPPABLE!!!
pray to know His will for you and then pray for the strength to do His will!
I know these things to be true because i pray for that strength every time i bow my head
i know it is that strength i am able to overcome and press on and be the missionary He wants me to be.

Highlights for my week:
·  DE came to church!!!!!!! after 4 weeks of committing her to come, hearing 4 weeks worth of excuses, seeing her struggle with her anxiety for 4 weeks, she finally did it!!! she said her experience felt like she was "at home"!
·  i had my first Hmong meal! it was called Kopia! i'm pretty sure it must translate to mean slimy translucent noodles with chicken bones in murky broth.... because that's what it was! it was okay once you got past the texture... haha
·  we went to visit this hmong lady by request of the bishop so we pulled out our ward directory and headed over there. an old hmong man answered the door and automatically gestured for us to come in and went to go get the lady we asked for. obviously didn't speak english! anyway so this young girl walks around the corner and looks at us super confused. "are you _____?" "ummmm no i'm samantha" Wrong house!!!! AWKWARD!!!!! little background on hmong people: in their whole race there are only 18 different last names so the person we went to visit had the exact same name!!!!
·  I had my first meal with true Wisconsin dairy! that stuff is goood!!!!
·  JD, our Pros & Cons investigator, who was an episcopalian preacher for 20 years, and is well versed in religion, and was a mayor at one point and his wife is the current medical director for all of Wisconsin, and is a millionaire, has been truly humbling himself. He's been narrowing his cons list down! such a blessing to see him progress!!!!
·  we sat down with an elderly non-member hmong lady (a mom to one of our less actives and the grandma to the little cutie i sent last week) and she told us the stories of her conversion to christianity and her life in thailand and laos! sooooooo cool! the hmong elders translated for us!
that's all i got for this week! have a great one!!!!
thanks for all of the love and support!

-Sister Roskelley

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