Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
- Elder Steven E. Snow
Monday, September 26, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
I remember a time that I had to "lighten Up." It was my last year of girls camp and me and my friend had brought our own personal kiddie pools so that we could stay "cool." On the first night two of the first year girls stole our pretty blue pools and hid them. When we woke up pool-less, we were pretty upset. All we could think about is how we had spent $10 dollars on those things. So we went on a hunt to find who had stolen our pools. Finally two girls came forward and had said they had taken them and they had broken them in the process. They looked pretty sad about it, so I decided that the way they could repay me was to give me a hand and foot massage. They agreed. Last they came to my cabin and said we even brought our new strawberry lotion. I laid down and they started to rub my feet and hands with their new lotion. As I was being pampered I fell asleep. Later, when I woke up and went outside and looked at my hands and feet, I realized that they were bright RED. Later I found out that they had put red koolaid in the lotion, and that my skin had been died...At first I was SO MAD. I had senior pictures that week, and I looked like a fool. This picture was taken before it was funny... as you can see :) However I decided I needed to "LIGHTEN UP," when I did, I realized that it was a pretty good joke. Instead of getting angry at them, I decided to become their friends. We were able to have a wonderful time at girls camp, and now we laugh about that time the died my skin red.....
Thursday, September 22, 2011
|My Albanian District :]|
|Motra Reynolds, Motra Vati, Motra Read|
Friday, September 16, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints. I have learned the valuable lesson of being true to the church that I belong to. I remember one of my first weeks in High School, a boy had asked me about Mormon's. I decided to tell him all of the negative things that I thought about the people in it. Inside I could feel my heart drop, but was so angry at the people. Earlier that week, I had been greatly offended and as a 15 year old I took it pretty personal. So I decided to take it out on the church. I had easily forgotten that the people in the church are not perfect but the organization is and so was Heavenly Fathers love for me. I can tell you that to this day I regret not standing up for my beliefs. Now as I serve in the sacred sites of Palmyra New York, I get to bear testimony of the church and its organization. I get to stand in the top of the Peter Whitmer home where the first church meeting was held on April 6, 1830 and tell how I came to know that the church was true. At the end of every tour, I stop and say a prayer, thanking my Heavenly Father for letting me come here and testify of the truth, I know that I can not make up for the things of my past, but I can do my best now.
judgmental people and that I did not fit into their category. As a teenager those are pretty common feelings. I decided to do whatever I wanted to do. This included not reading my scriptures. It was not until my second year at Utah State that I decided to read the scriptures. My best friend had started to meet with the missionaries and they asked her to read the Book of Mormon. So I decided to secretly accept that challenge, that I had never before conquered. I finished it for the first time on my 20th birthday. I knelt down and prayed, and received the perfect birthday present, an answer. It was true, and I was at peace. I had come to know for myself that the things in the Book of Mormon were for me. I could see within myself a change for the better. I realized it has nothing to do with people in the church but things I gain from the church. Now I get my second chance to be true. I get to share my testimony of the Book of Mormon and how it changed my life and saved me. I can tell you what it is like to not have it in your life as the corner stone, and it is something you do not need to experience. Last week I got to go to the Hill Cumorah where the plates were found, and as I stood in the middle of the Forrest, I heard a whisper just as I did on my 20th birthday, Its all true...
is right, and you know what is wrong. You know
when you are doing the proper thing. You know
when you are giving strength to the right cause.
Be loyal. Be faithful. Be true, my beloved associates
in this great kingdom"
Sunday, September 11, 2011
|My Friend, Rica Molet's, art work, this is me on fire!|
|When your a missionary you TAKE on your Saviors Name...better be worthy of it :]|
Thursday, September 8, 2011
|You always have a choice......|
|My Little Brother Max and I... a hug is my drug :]|