Thank you all for your emails this week!
Mother, you're right. We're all working together, working to build the kingdom and turn hearts to Christ. Working to spread his message of peace, hope, and joy. For the last 7 months, I've had a special opportunity to think a lot on our Savior, Jesus Christ. However, as the Christmas season comes around, my mind has been on him even more. I know, with all of my heart, that he lives. I know, with all of my heart, that his Atonement has cleasing and comforting power.
We've had a wonderful week of miracles, yet again. I've learned that the gospel of Jesus Christ is literally for everyone. We're working with such an array of people: A family that is struggling to provide the bare necessities for their young children, but is searching for light and hope through Christ. A young man who is at the prime of his life, everything is going well for him, but he's seeking to fill a hole that he knows is there; he knows that it will be filled with Christ. A middle-aged man who is suffering from so many addictions I can hardly count them, and whose will to live and continue is withering away quickly; he's reaching out though, because he knows that he can climb out of this pit, through his Savior, Jesus Christ. A young woman who is studying to be a film visionary - she's stylish, she's fantastic, she's intelligent and well-spoken. She's confused, though. She wants to believe, she says she believes, but she just can't quite comprehend what it means when we say that Heavenly Father loves her and Jesus Christ is her Savior. A brainiac who is renowned for his intelligence in his field, but something's missing - something isn't quite right. He knows his life could be better, it could be fuller. He's hesitant to believe and trump his mind, but something keeps pulling him in, urging him to pray, nudging him to find that fulfillment in this character, our Savior, Jesus Christ.
It is the most beautiful thing to see hearts turn to Him. I'm so happy, and feel so blessed to see such beauty every day.
I know God lives. I know Jesus Christ is His Son, and Our Savior.
A little line for Karel: This is why we are so "shiny." Because we know that God lives, and that He loves us. We know that Christ is our Savior! See you at English, Karel!
St'astne a Vesele Vanoce!
I love you all.
Sestra Lucy Brimhall