I am sorry that I haven't posted the rest about EFY yet! I was at girls camp this past week and I now have time to finish blogging about EFY.
July 4, 2012
This morning we had another devotional. It was about Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. It talks about how we are missionaries every day in our families, in our school, in our places of employment. and in our communities. I am trying to be the best missionary I can be. It says regardless of our age, experience, or station in life, we are all missionaries. It talks about how you should pray for our own missionary experiences. I had an experience with this once. I never really had a missionary experience and I was thinking that I was not really a missionary. I prayed to my Heavenly Father to help me to have a missionary experience. That next week I had 5 missionary experiences. It was very special to me to know that I am a missionary and I can do it. Then that night we had games night. Our company had so much fun and we grew so close together. I am grateful for my company. Then we had pizza night with our group! That was so much fun! We all talked about what we have learned at EFY so far and about awesome people we met!
This is my group during our pizza party! I love my group!
This is us right after the pizza party! I love this picture!
That night for devotional we talked about Charity. We talked about how true charity is love in action. Charity is having patience with someone who had let us down. Rather than being judgemental and critical of each other. may we have the pure love of Christ for our fellow travelers in this journey through life. May we recognize that each one if doing his or her best to deal with the challenges which come his or her way, and may we strive to do our best to help out. I know that charity is really important. I know that I struggle to be patient with those that have hurt me or put me down but I know that as I am patient, I feel Heavenly Fathers love for me. I hope you will love one another.
July 5, 2012
Today was very special to me. We all dressed up in our Sunday clothes and I looked at myself and I knew that I was a Daughter of God and that I was beautiful in His eyes. I never have felt that way about myself before but for some reason it really hit me today. When I saw everyone else in their church clothes it made me realize that they are all so wonderful and we all looked liked missionaries. I was grateful for the opportunity to be able to dress up.So was had a Young Women's activity today. Jesus it waiting for us to be His friend. I know that Jesus is my friend and my brother. A job for us women is to teach your children (or soon to be children) about Jesus. Rather than beginning with a wish list of all the things you want in life, the real question may be what you are not willing to do without. I think that is really important. No woman is a more vibrant instrument in the hands of the Lord than a woman of God who is thrilled to be who she is.
Today was a really hard day for me. It finally hit me that today was the last day. I was really sad all day. So today we had our last morningside. We talked about how the Savior isn't our last chance, He is our only chance. This made me think. I know that I need to follow the Lord because He is our ONLY chance. He wants the best for you. There are going to be people in this world that will tell you that you are ugly but we are beautiful. I know that I realized that yesterday. I know that He is there with me and I know that through this that I am a daughter of God. You are too! I really like this quote, "Happiness is the object and design of our existence and will be the end thereof if we pursue the path that leads to it." One who chooses Christ chooses to be changes. Men and women who turn their lives over to God will find out that He can make a lot more out of their lives than we can. I hope everyone knows that God will help you with everything. I know He has helped me with everything that I have needed help with. You can always turn to him in the hardest times.I love my Heavenly Father. That night we had a slideshow of what we have done that whole week. I cried because I realized that this could be the last time I see some of them. These people here helped me to change my life.Then we had our last night devotional and we had it with our whole company. I was crying during then and people helped comfort me. Then it came that I had to say my goodby's to everyone. I cried even more because this really was the last time that I could see some of them. I am grateful for my company that I was with. Thanks for all you guys did!