This last week has been a great one!! Ahhh!!! And... this week I officially turned 24!! Yikes! Time is flying faster than I realize.
(In Korea everyone gains a year at the beginning... I'm really only 22... hahaha... Mom please explain better...) *
As I'm running out of time, this email will be kinda shorter... my apologies!!
The start of this new year marks an opportunity for change! Many of us establish resolutions on how to change... only to let them fall by the wayside only a couple months later. Change is such a difficult thing! I've definitely experienced that.
It's often times not enough to desire to change on our own... especially big changes--they require power beyond our own efforts! As a missionary I've had the privilege of watching individuals truly, thoroughly, change. It's an incredible thing. Moroni speaks it well, when we wrote an invitation imploring all those who read his words to "Come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind, and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God." I know Moroni's words to be true. I've witnessed this is the lives of others, as have felt the beautiful power of Christ in my own life as well. Through Christ is the true way we can change. Complete, perfect, everlasting change.
Anywho, I love you all so much!! I hope you have an awesome new year! I look forward to all the new opportunities this new year will bring!
* [Explanation: When a baby is born in Korea, it is considered to be one year old. Then, everyone turns a year older together on New years. Therefore, most of us would be counted 1 - 2 years older in Korea.]