Well... by Wednesday last week Sister McQueen and I had already hit about 20 miles in our step counter on our phone. Pretty much sums up the week. ^^ hahaha. Actually though, halfway through the week we decided we needed the Lord's help for various reasons--for our investigators to progress, for guidance on how to teach them, as well as for our own consecration and energy to continue on the rest of the week. It was pretty much a miracle.
Towards the end of our 24 hour fast, I felt every ounce of my fatigue fade away and was replaced with strength! My mind felt clearer and my heart so much lighter. It's incredible the power that comes from above!! The words often repeat in my head "strength beyond my own." Perhaps because there is a seminary song we often play with those lyrics...
This truth is repeated over and over again throughout the scriptures. One is particularly found in Ether 12:27, which says, " And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me, for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them."
I know that the Lord always keeps His promises. This experience I had last weak really strengthened my trust in Him. As soon as we recognize weaknesses, our own strength and power are not enough, and if we turn to Him, He helps us!! It is an incredible feeling. I know He lives and He loves us.
Anywho, we just got transfer calls today... The McDream Team is coming to an end, as Sister McQueen has been called to serve down South in the blessed land of Gwangju. Meanwhile, I will continue to serve up here, alongside a new missionary!! Don't know the details yet, but I'm excited for what this new opportunity will bring! Probably lots of humility, trials of faith, and good things like that... ^^ With the Lord on our side, all things are possible! For nothing is impossible in the Lord.
Love you all!
Have a wonderful week!
Sister Marissa Hatch is serving in the Korea Daejeon Mission from February 2015 to August 2016 as a representative of Christ for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.