Thursday, 31 March 2016

Dear My Younger Self

I learnt something new as each day goes by and I learnt something new as each night goes by. If I was able to have conversations with my younger self, a lot of things will be mentioned.

Dear My Younger Self, 

Here I am sitting in my room, taking some time out of my day to type this letter for you.
I hope this letter finds you at a good time and I hope you can learn some things today. 

I would like to share with you brief things about me on this day. On this present day; 
I am 20, I still live at home with my parents and 2 younger siblings, I am unemployed, 
I own a Photography business named "Meggy G Photography" for almost 5 years,
I am a High School Graduate, I have a wonderful calling as a Ward Missionary,
I have been preparing for a Full Time Mission for almost 3 years and 
I have been blogging for 2 years and 5 months.

I encourage you to allow Heavenly Father to help you in every way he can. He loves you,
he is always there for you, he knows all of your strengths, he knows all of your weaknesses, 
he is mindful of you, he will never leave you and he will never discourage you. 
I have listed the best times when you can seek Heavenly Father's help. 
Whenever you are feeling lost, allow Heavenly Father to guide you back on the right path. Whenever you are feeling unloved, allow Heavenly Father to make you feel loved again. Whenever you are feeling weak, allow Heavenly Father to make you feel strong again.

Whenever you are feeling discouraged, allow Heavenly Father to make you feel courage again. Whenever you are feeling no peace, allow Heavenly Father to make you feel peace again. Whenever you are feeling less motivated, allow Heavenly Father to make you feel motivated.

Whenever you are feeling unsuccessful, allow Heavenly Father to make you feel successful again. Whenever you are feeling sad, allow Heavenly Father to make you feel happy 
again. Whenever you are struggling, allow Heavenly Father to lift you up again.

Don't wish you were a certain age because when you reach that certain age, you wish you were young again. Allow second chances, be obedient to your parents, set achievable goals, do your best in schooling, use money wisely, and tell your loved ones that you always love them no matter what. 

Time is very precious, so don't waste your time on something that doesn't matter.
Recognise and acknowledge your mistakes and learn from them. 

Love, me."

Stay Tuned until next time.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Faith Is the Answer

I encourage you to think about the following questions and answer them in your own time.
"What does faith means to you?" "How do you show your faith with others?"
"How do you apply faith each night?" and "How do you apply faith each day?"

This post is based on April 1994 General Women's Meeting talk called "Faith is the Answer" by Sister Virginia H. Pearce. I would like to share with you some highlights while I was reading the talk. Sister Pearce mentioned,

“Why did it have to be me?” That’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves during hard times. Family difficulties, loneliness, awkwardness, problems with school “why did it have to be me?” What would help? What is the answer?

President Hinckley, said, “Of all our needs, I think the greatest is an increase in faith” Could faith be the answer? We all know that more faith won’t make our problems disappear. But I believe as our faith increases, we become more able to not only survive the hard times but become better because of them. I believe faith is the answer.

Faith is the first of the Young Women Values: “I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me, and I will have faith in his eternal plan, which centers in Jesus Christ, my Savior”

When we bring that definition into everyday language, faith means that I really believe that:
  • Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live, and they are in charge of this world.
  • They know me.
  • They love me.
  • They have a plan for my future.

I will obey the commandments, work hard, and trust in their plan. Sooner or later, everything will be okay.
When I was fifteen years old, my mother suggested that I get a patriarchal blessing. Although I hadn’t thought of doing so, her suggestion felt right, and preparations were made. I don’t remember the interview with my bishop or making the appointment, but I do remember an increasing sense of reluctance as the day approached.

My anxiety was all about my future. I had heard story after story of remarkable blessings with unusual promises. Some days I felt extraordinary as if there were special things ahead for me. But usually I felt ordinary even invisible some days. What if I didn’t have anything in my future? Better not to know. Maybe there wouldn’t be anything for the patriarch to say, and the blessing would only be one or two sentences long. I wondered if I would go on a mission, would I marry, would there be children, how many?

As you can see, I didn’t really understand the difference between a patriarchal blessing and a Chinese fortune cookie. But I did understand one important difference: I didn’t believe in messages in cookies, but I did believe in patriarchal blessings.

I was prepared to believe anything that was said, or not said.  The anticipated day arrived. I went with my parents to the patriarch’s cozy little study. As he placed his hands on my head, there was a steadiness that vaporized all uncertainty. I remember the surprise and wonder of that day, but also of every other time I have read that blessing the startling news: He knows me. Heavenly Father knows me! And he has a plan for my future. I don’t need to know all the details, but if I do my part, it will turn out wonderfully well.

Faith is the answer. I need more faith. You need more faith. I encourage you to read the whole talk in your own time. Here's the link below.

Stay Tuned until next time.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Tested and Tempted but Helped

This post is based on October 2015 General Conference talk called "Tested and Tempted but Helped" by Elder Hugo Montoyo. I would like to share with you some highlights while I was reading the talk this afternoon.

Elder Montoyo said,

"During the course of life, we are tested and tempted. We also have the opportunity to exercise agency and to help one another. These truths are part of the wonderful and perfect plan of our Heavenly Father.

President John Taylor taught: “I heard the Prophet Joseph say, in speaking to the Twelve on one occasion: ‘You will have all kinds of trials to pass through. And it is quite as necessary for you to be tried as it was for Abraham and other men of God, and (said he) God will feel after you, and He will take hold of you and wrench your very heart strings."

1. The Savior said, “Whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.” For example, we are asked to attend the temple regularly, as our individual circumstances allow. Attending the temple requires sacrifice of time and resources, especially for those who must travel a great distance. Nevertheless, this sacrifice could be considered part of the first mile

2. Smile. This small action can help those who are overwhelmed or burdened. During the priesthood session of this past April general conference, I was seated on the stand as one of the five newly called General Authorities. We were sitting where the sisters of the auxiliary presidencies are now seated. I was feeling very nervous and overwhelmed with my new call.
3. Express feelings of compassion to others. If you are a priesthood holder, please use your power on behalf of the children of God, giving blessings to them. Express words of consolation and comfort to people who are suffering or experiencing afflictions.

4. The cornerstone of God’s plan is the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. At least once a week, we should meditate as President Joseph F. Smith did on “the great and wonderful love made manifest by the Father and the Son in the coming of the Redeemer into the world.”

Inviting others to come to church and to worthily partake of the sacrament will allow more of Heavenly Father’s children to reflect on the Atonement. And if we are not worthy, we can repent.

Remember that the Son of the Highest descended below all and took upon Him our offenses, sins, transgressions, sicknesses, pains, afflictions, and loneliness. The scripture teaches us that Christ “ascended up on high, as also he descended below all things, in that he comprehended all things.”

It does not matter what our personal struggles are whether they are disease or prolonged loneliness or suffering the temptations and tests of the adversary the Good Shepherd is there. He calls us by name and says, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

I encourage you to read the whole talk in your own time and here's the link below.

Stay Tuned until next time.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Each Lady Deserves a Imperfection Guy

I would to share with you, some of opinions about what I think, each lady deserves. If you are a guy who is reading this post right now, this post is for you. I encourage you to take notes about what you think is important and please try to be that guy for your girlfriend or your wife to be or your wife.

Guys, you will never settle in for a perfect lady because they don't exist in this life. You have no other choice but to settle in for a imperfection lady.

Each lady deserves someone who is always saying uplifting words often as saying "I love you."
Each lady deserves someone who wouldn't lower his standards to match with her standards.
Each lady deserves someone who is always being appreciative and share thanks to her often.

Each lady deserves someone who is always listening and paying full attention to her.
Each lady deserves someone who is always supportive towards her future goals.
Each lady deserves someone who is always supportive towards her decisions.
Each lady deserves someone who is always trustworthy and honest to her and everyone else.
Each lady deserves someone who is always showing respect towards her and everyone else.
Each lady deserves someone who is always cares about her happiness, and other feelings.

Each lady deserves someone who knows how to make her feel true happiness and surprised.
Each lady deserves someone who gives her compliments more often than saying "I love you."
Each lady deserves someone who takes her to sensible and appropriate length type of dates.

Stay Tuned until next time.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Happy Easter Readers

First and Foremost, "Happy Easter Readers and I hope you all will have a wonderful day."
I hope you all do apply and understand the true purpose about celebrating Easter on this special day. Easter isn't about the Easter Bunny giving children chocolates and candies. Overall, my Easter was good.
I searched. looked up and read the definition for Easter on and it shares a perfect definition. I love the definition and I would like to share with you what it says.
The definition said, "Easter is the Christian holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

After Christ died on the cross, His body was placed in a sepulchre, where it remained, separated from His spirit, until His Resurrection, when His spirit and His body were reunited. Latter-day Saints affirm and testify that Jesus Christ was resurrected and lives today with a glorified and perfected body of flesh and bone.

Following His Resurrection, Jesus appeared first to Mary Magdalene and then to other disciples. Some were not convinced of His Resurrection, believing that His appearances were those of an unembodied spirit.

Jesus assured them, “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have” (Luke 24:39). He then ate fish and honey in their presence, further dispelling their doubt."

I encourage you to watch the video of #Hallelujah if you haven't seen it before.
Below is the video clip.
If you can't see the video, here's the link to the video below.

I encourage you to answer the following questions in your own time.
"Do you celebrate Easter often?" "Do you have any favourite memories of celebrating Easter?"
"How was your Easter?" or "How is your Easter so far?" "What is your meaning on Easter?"
"If so, what was your favourite memory of celebrating Easter?"
Stay Tuned until next time.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Finding Your Life

This post is based on a Ensign article from this month's issue called, "Finding Your Life" by Elder D. Todd Christofferson. He mentions,

"When Jesus and His Apostles were together in Caesarea Philippi, He asked them this question: “Whom say ye that I am?” (Matthew 16:15). Peter, with reverent eloquence and power, responded, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16; see also Mark 8:29; Luke 9:20).

It thrills me to read those words; it thrills me to say them. Shortly after this sacred moment Jesus kindly instructed Peter and his Brethren about taking up one’s cross and losing one’s life as the way to find an abundant and eternal life.

“He that findeth his life shall lose it” (Matthew 10:39) Jesus consistently gave His life to the Father. He perfectly lost His life in the will of the Father. In premortality Satan’s model was focused on “I” (Moses 4:1). Christ’s commandment is to reject the Satanic model and follow Him in favor of the life that will lead us to the celestial kingdom. What does it mean to lose our life and thereby find it?
Here are four helps:

Take Up Your Cross Daily
We avoid all that is unclean while affirmatively keeping the two great commandments - love of God and fellowman (see Matthew 22:37–40).

Confess Christ before Others
Our lives should be a confession of Christ and, together with our words, testify of our faith in and devotion to Him. This testimony must be strongly defended in all circumstances. When we are firmly rooted in faith in Christ, we are in a position to receive and offer divine help.

Forsake the World
With our faith in Christ we must see our successes not as defining us but as making possible our service to God and fellowman. When we concern ourselves more with others, there is less time to be concerned with ourselves.

Lose Your Life in His Service
The Prophet Joseph Smith learned to lose his life in the service of his Master through the things he suffered. We could match his level of faithfulness. The greatest example is our Savior who, in giving His life, saved not only His own life but our lives as well.

His theme was “I do always those things that please [the Father]” (John 8:29). Make this the theme of your life, and you will save it."

I encourage you to read the whole article in your own time. Here's the link below.

Stay Tuned until next time.

Friday, 25 March 2016

The Savior’s Atonement Lesson

My Stake President has given me a great assignment based on Mosiah, Chapter 3 and of course I was happy to accept the assignment. He gave me 2 short weeks to prepare a lesson, and prepare in a way that I will be teaching him if he was a Investigator.

It may seem intense to receive that assignment from my Stake President at first but I am grateful that I receive a assignment to do. The lesson that I have prepared was called "The Savior's Atonement Lesson." I would like to share with you what I have prepared.

"The Savior’s Atonement is available to each of us always. We access the Atonement through repentance. When we repent, the Lord allows us to put the mistakes of the past behind us.
“Behold, he who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more. “By this ye may know if a man repenteth of his sins, behold, he will confess them and forsake them.”

As the Only Begotten Son of God, He inherited power over physical death. That allowed Him to sustain His life as He suffered “even more than man can suffer, except it be unto death; for behold, blood cometh from every pore, so great [was] his anguish for the wickedness and the abominations of his people.

If you have made no mistakes, then you do not need the Atonement.
If you have made mistakes, and all of us have, whether minor or serious, then you have an enormous need to find out how they can be erased so that you are no longer in darkness.
The third article of faith states, “We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.”

President Joseph F. Smith taught: “Men cannot forgive their own sins; they cannot cleanse themselves from the consequences of their sins. Men can stop sinning and can do right in the future, and so far as their acts are acceptable before the Lord become worthy of consideration.

But who shall repair the wrongs they have done to themselves and to others, which it seems impossible for them to repair themselves? By the Atonement of Jesus Christ the sins of the repentant shall be washed away; We do not know exactly how the Lord accomplished the Atonement. But we do know that the cruel torture of crucifixion was only part of the horrific pain which began in Gethsemane.

Atonement has blessed my life in so many different ways. I'll share with you one of those ways. Jesus Christ knows how I feel whenever I am in pain, going through challenges, struggles and tribulations. I know that I will have to endure to the end with everything what I am going through. Because of the Atonement, I am able to overcome all those things one day."

Stay Tuned until next time.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

The Power to Change

This post is based on November 2007 Ensign article called "The Power to Change" by President James E Faust. I would like to share with you some highlights while I was reading the article.

He mentioned, "Each one of us has been given the power to change his or her life. As part of the Lord’s great plan of happiness, we have individual agency to make decisions.

We can decide to do better and to be better. In some ways all of us need to change; that is, some of us need to be more kind at home, less selfish, better listeners, and more considerate in the way we treat others. Some of us have habits that need to be changed, habits that harm us and others around us.

Change through Conversion
Doubtless you have not had such an experience happen to you, and neither have I! Conversion for most of us is much less dramatic but should be as compelling and meaningful. True conversion changes lives. The power of the gospel can indeed change our lives and take us from sadness and despair to happiness and joy.

Change through Repentance
Transgression brings pain and sorrow. If we will turn to the Lord and believe on His name, we can change. He will give us the power to change our lives, the power to put away bad thoughts and feelings from our hearts. We can be forgiven. We can find peace."

I encourage you to read the whole article in your own time. Here's the link to the article.
I know that we all go through trails, struggles, challenges and tribulations each day and each night. Most times, we may not see it but we do feel down whenever we go through those difficult times. We do feel strong whenever we fight those difficult times. We all need to change to become better and putting faith and trust in ourselves and Heavenly Father.

Stay Tuned until next time.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

If we try our hardest, we all can become lights in the world

First and foremost, I encourage you to think about the following two questions.
"What does it mean for you to be a light in the world?" and 
"In what ways can you become a light in the world today?" 

If we try our hardest, we all can become lights in the world by doing various things each day and each night. I would like to share with you some of those things of how can you become a light in world starting from now.

Being proud and happy about all of your achievements in life, making righteous decisions daily and every night, doing some service for people who is around you and other people, sharing your testimony based on Jesus Christ's teachings, being a follower of Jesus Christ daily and every night, etc.  
I encourage you to think about the next following few questions.
"What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus Christ?"and
"What do you for being a follower of Jesus Christ?"

My meaning of a follower of Jesus Christ is to strive my hardest to follow and apply Jesus Christ's teachings daily and every night. I strive to be a follower of Jesus Christ by saying my personal prayers, scripture reading, being Temple worthy, asking forgiveness when I do the wrong decisions, etc.

I encourage you to think ways what you can improve on to become a bright light in the world for other people's lives. It can be sharing your strong testimony with others or cheering up someone who is/was feeling sad or share your favourite scripture verse (if you have one) to your friends, etc.
Stay Tuned until next time.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

My Love for Heavenly Father!

I know Heavenly Father always have better plans in store for me and each of his children.
I am sure when you find out my mission papers hasn't been submitted, you felt frustrated. 

I kept seeing some positive things has been happening to me since my mission papers got delayed for the first time. I accepted my calling to become a Ward Missionary in my ward.
I will be receiving award for Institute next Sunday. I have been applying about 5 to 10 jobs a week.

I haven't been getting much success for applying jobs because most employers find a most suitable employee who lives within 30 minutes drive to workplace from home. Lately, for some jobs that I have been applying for is about 45 minutes to 1 hour drive from home to work because I am happy to drive or take public transport for work shifts.

I love starting my days with a personal prayer and I love ending my evenings with another personal prayer. Throughout my day and evening, I love saying about 3 to 7 personal prayers.

I read my scriptures often. I read my Patriarchal Blessing often. I go to the Temple often.
I strive my best to follow the standards in For The Strength of Youth Pamphlet. 

I read old General Conference talks often. I read old New Era's articles often.
I strive to do service whenever I get the opportunity to serve others.
I go and fulfill my calling with the Sister Missionaries weekly. 

If you know that you don't have a strong connection with Heavenly Father, I encourage you to find ways and build a strong connection with Heavenly Father starting from today. 

I would to remind you that I know Heavenly Father is great and he does allow things to happen if those things meant to happen. 

I know he knows when it is the right time for him to answer your personal prayers. 
I know he is always happy with you whenever you are feeling happy. 
I know he is always sad with you whenever you are feeling sad.

I know he will never discourage you. I know he will never let you down.
I know there will be times when he will test your patience with him.
I know there will be times when he will test your faith in him. 
I know there will be times when he will test your trust in him.

Stay Tuned until next time.

Monday, 21 March 2016

A Long and Productive Week

The past week is best described "a long and productive week." I would like to share with you some highlights that happened during the week.

On Tuesday evening: I went to the Temple, I participated 30 minutes of Kangaroo Point Institute, and I experienced my first time on The Wheel of Brisbane/The Ferris Wheel in South Bank.

On Wednesday evening: I took a YSA friend named Melody to Institute and we attended Institute together, On the way to drop Melody home, we asked each other some questions focused about our point of views on some things.

On Thursday: I went out with the Sister Missionaries for splits. I was Sister Kanwid's temporary companion for 1 hour. Time went so fast that we were able to see 1 potential investigator to give a pass it on card.

His wife/partner saw us at the door and said "Sorry, we are atheist." As we walked to end of the street, I was feeling a little frustrated. My frustration went away when I asked Sister Kanwid a question. I asked her, "Why did you go on a mission?"
On Saturday: I voted. zzz. I dropped Melody off at a Train Station. When I arrived home, I had time to have late morning breakfast and then go out with the Sister Missionaries.

While I was with the Sister Missionaries, we had lunch within 20 minutes after leaving my house. We visited total of 3 investigators. 1 investigator was leaving when we arrived. Then we saw another investigator and it was a short visit.

Sister Burgess decided to get her, Sister Kanwid and me to walk around town to give non-members a pass it on card. During the time that we were walking around town, we met total of 49 non-members and we saw a investigator

A funny moment was when I gave someone a pass it on card and Sister Burgess told me "You just gave a investigator a card." in the impression that I got in trouble. Oh well.

On Saturday evening: The Sister Missionaries created origami dresses for their stand for The Young Women's Easter Special Fireside. Sister Kanwid taught me how to make one. It was so awesome! I made one. I even took a few photos of it.
Stay Tuned until next time.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

New Changes in Ipswich Australia Stake

This morning, I attended as a church member in Ipswich Stake for one last time. I attended a Special Ipswich Meeting. Some church members and I was looking forward to hear the new changes for Ipswich Stake and for the new ward boundaries.

Since this morning, a new Stake has been created and it is called "Ipswich West Stake."
I decided to follow up with my mission papers process and somewhat it was a bad idea.

My mission papers didn't get submitted two weeks ago because stake president knew about the new changes will happen today. I felt a little frustrated about my mission papers didn't get submitted.

Heavenly Father is either testing my patience or Heavenly Father has better plans in store for me. The mission papers SHOULD be getting submitted this week. Hopefully it will get submitted this week and my availability date is in 8 weeks and 2 days.
I can't change my availability date unless I call my stake president and tell him to change it.
I see there will be no point for me to change the availability date because I know Heavenly Father will get me to report to the MTC when he knows I am ready to go on a mission.

If my mission call doesn't get delayed, my mission call should be arriving in 4 weeks. If my mission call does get delayed, my mission call should be arriving no longer than 6 weeks.

I am no longer in Ipswich Stake, I have been welcomed in Ipswich West Stake. After Ipswich Special Meeting today, I was able to catch up some great Sister Missionaries who I haven't seen for ages and I got photos with them. 

This post, I have shared a college of 5 photos. 4 photos with 4 different Sister Missionaries and 1 photo of the new wards for the new stake and new wards for new Ipswich Stake. 

Top Right Photo is a photo of me and Sister Ramon. She used to serve in my ward and I haven't seen her since she got transferred in July last year. When I first saw her today, she didn't recognise me because I have short hair.

Bottom Right Photo is a photo of me and Sister Kunz. I haven't seen her since January this year at the Temple. When I saw first saw her today, I surprised her like if me and her haven't seen each other for 6 months or so. 

Middle Photo is a photo of the New Ipswich Stake and Ipswich West Stake for the new wards, new times and new chapels for attend Church on Sundays. 

Top Left Photo is a photo of me and Sister Snow. I met her when I was a Live In Nanny for a week. I haven't seen her since last month. 

Bottom Right Photo is a photo of me and Sister Moui. I met her during trade offs with the Sister Missionaries last year. I haven't seen her since around October last year. 

It was so good seeing each of the Sister Missionaries again and it was so good to talk to each of them again, 
Stay Tuned until next time.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Press Forward and Be Steadfast

This post is based on April 2003 General Young Women's Meeting talk called "Press Forward and Be Steadfast" by Sister Elaine S. Dalton.

I would like to share with you some highlights while I was reading the talk.

Sister Dalton mentioned, "The Savior will help you see and understand the vision He has for you. You are His beloved daughters. He knows you personally and has a plan for your life. He has promised that as you live worthily, His Spirit will always be with you.

Your vision of your future will help you press forward. Take a few minutes to envision where you want to be in one year or two or five. Then take action to prepare yourselves. People don’t just run a marathon when they decide to do it. They must train daily, slowly building stamina and endurance to run the 26.2-mile distance.

So it is with life. It is daily diligence with prayer and scripture study that will help you reach your goals. Your daily decisions will influence generations.

When our daughter Emi was 15, she made a decision. One morning I noticed her Book of Mormon opened to Alma, chapter 48. She had marked the verses that describe Captain Moroni: “Moroni was a strong and a mighty man; he was a man of a perfect understanding. Yea, and he was a man who was firm in the faith of Christ” (Alma 48:11, 13).
In the margin she had written, “I want to marry a man like Moroni.” Seven years later, she did! Emi gained her vision for her future husband as she read the scriptures and listened to the promptings of the Holy Ghost. She also came to know and understand the Savior and His “great plan of happiness” (Alma 42:8).

As you read the scriptures, you will come to know that the Savior is not only the light and life of the world; He is our one bright hope. Through Him you can have the hope of returning to live with your Father in Heaven. Through Him you can repent and overcome the things that will keep you from being steadfast. Through Him you can find the strength and courage to press forward even when the winds of resistance blow.

There may be some steep hills ahead, but our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, has promised to climb with you every step of the way. There has never been a more important time to press forward and be steadfast."

I encourage you to the read the whole talk in your own time, Here's the link below.

Stay Tuned until next time.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Trust in You

First and foremost, what does "Trust in You" means to you?

One week and two days ago, I was watching a great Swedish admiration movie called "Beyond Beyond" and I was able to watch the movie in English language. While I was watching the movie, I learnt some great things.

If you haven't heard the movie "Beyond Beyond" before, here's the movie trailer below.
If you can't see the trailer, here's the link for the movie trailer below.

This post isn't based on the movie. This post is based on one of the songs that was playing during the movie. I loved all the songs that has played during the movie. All the songs was by Jesse Pruett.

I would share with you, the song called "Trust in You" by Jesse Pruett. Have you heard that song before? The song is worth listening to. Here's the audio clip of the song below.
If you can't see the audio clip, here's the link. 
If you listened to it, do you have a favourite part of the song? 
If you do have a favourite part, what was it? 

You may ask me "Do you have a favourite part? If so, what was it?"
My answer, "Yes I do have a favourite part. I actually have more than one favourite part. I will share with you my first favourite part, That part mentions "Wherever I am, Wherever I go, Your Spirit is with me. I’m never alone."
I always strive to go to places where I can feel the Holy Spirit, especially to places where I can receive promptings and guidance. I always put my trust in Heavenly Father that I am never alone when I have the Holy Ghost with me. I also always put my trust in Heavenly Father for allowing certain things happen in his timing.

I hope you always put your trust in Heavenly Father.

Stay Tuned until next time.

Thursday, 17 March 2016


It has been a week and a day ago since I last done a blog post based on a General Conference talk. I encourage think and answer the following two questions in your own time.
"What does happiness means to you?" and "What makes you feel happy?"

This post is based on April 1986 General Conference talk called "Happiness" by Jack H. Goaslind. I would love to share with you some highlights while I was reading the talk.
He mentioned,

"As I have occasion to be with wonderful people throughout the world, I am often moved by the many individuals I meet who are looking for happiness, but not quite finding it. They yearn and strive and endure, but seem to be asking, “Am I happy yet?”

I desire to assure you that happiness is real. It can be experienced here, and we can know a fulness of joy in the hereafter. May I share with you some insights about the kind of happiness promised by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.” (2 Ne. 2:24–25.)

Our wise and loving Father in Heaven is concerned for the welfare of his children. He desires to see us happy. The very purpose of our lives can be defined in terms of happiness. The Prophet Joseph Smith said, “Happiness is the object and design of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it.” (History of the Church, 5:134.)

Our yearnings for happiness were implanted in our hearts by Deity. They represent a kind of homesickness, for we have a residual memory of our premortal existence. They are also a foretaste of the fulness of joy that is promised to the faithful. We can expect with perfect faith that our Father will fulfill our innermost longings for joy. In fact, the plan he has given to guide us is called “the plan of happiness.” (Alma 42:16.) In the meridian of time, it was heralded by angelic messengers as “good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” (Luke 2:10.)

The Book of Mormon makes it clear that happiness is our destiny. It speaks of dwelling “with God in a state of never-ending happiness.” (Mosiah 2:41.) It is also made clear that “all things shall be restored to their proper order, every thing to its natural frame, … raised to endless happiness to inherit the kingdom of God, or to endless misery to inherit the kingdom of the devil.” We also learn that we are “raised to happiness according to [our] desires of happiness.” (Alma 41:4–5.)
Our happiness is diminished by at least two things: sin and adversity. Of the two, sin is the most tragic. Sin is the most persistent cause of human suffering and of the two brings the deepest remorse. Sin and the temptation to do evil are part of our mortal test. We are being tried to see if we will choose good or evil. It is a hard test, and only those who have resisted temptation can know and gain the strength thereof. Sin is sin because it destroys instead of saves; it tears down instead of builds, it causes despair instead of hope.

The suffering that results from sin is most tragic because through our own choices we can choose to avoid it. We have that power. We also have the capacity to repent of our sins and to experience the sweet joy of forgiveness. If we are unhappy, let us examine ourselves to see where we need to repent. If we have questions about what we need to do, or not do, we need only listen to our conscience and follow the promptings of the Spirit.

Striving for happiness is a long, hard journey with many challenges. It requires eternal vigilance to win the victory. You cannot succeed with sporadic little flashes of effort. Constant and valiant living is necessary. That is why patience and faith are so often associated in the scriptures. You must “withstand every temptation of the devil, with [your] faith on the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Alma 37:33.) But remember, faith is not a magical formula.

It requires that you make a deliberate decision to do good and then carry out your decision. Do it. Simply do it, and do it long enough that you experience success, no matter how hard it may seem. Your victory over self brings communion with God and results in happiness lasting and eternal happiness."

I encourage you to read the whole talk in your own time. Here's the link to the talk below.
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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Finally, I Passed The Hazard Perception Test

This post is short and sweet, I stopped retaking the test since sometime in October last year or sometime in November last year because I kept failing the test whenever I took the test and I gave up. 

I kept thinking to myself constantly since sometime in October last year or sometime in November last year to today, "I should have been on Green P's by now if I didn't made the decision to give up."

I decided to do Hazard Perception Test around lunch time today and it was a great decision that I have made for this day so far because I finally passed the test. Aaaah! I am so happy. 
I feel somewhat disappointed for those people who has to be on their Green P's for 2 years because I only have to be on Green P's for 1 year. I am really looking forward to the day when I will be on my open licence and I wouldn't have to drive with Green P's plates on.

One step away from getting my open licence. Aaaah! Exciting times ahead.

Stay Tuned until next time.

Jesus Christ has Done so Much for Everyone

This post is short and sweet. Jesus Christ has done so much for everyone especially to the people who refuse to learn more about him before we all came to Earth. It is hard for me to meet those type of people in life.
I know Jesus Christ is everyone's brother. I know he preformed miracles such as healing the sick, healed the blind people to see again, etc. I know he was the greatest teacher.

I know he is the ONE and ONLY BEGOTTEN son of our Heavenly Father. I know he has set wonderful righteous examples to everyone, etc.

To learn more about him or to learn more about the true gospel in this world, check out this website,

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Monday, 14 March 2016

I Love Institute

First and foremost, I LOVE SURPRISES! I love small surprises and I love huge surprises. For the last few weeks, I decided that I wasn't going to go to Institute Graduation because I thought there was no point of me going and I wasn't getting award.

I can't remember who, but someone mentioned to me that I got mail today. I got all excited. Little did I know, I was thought it was a letter from my friend Elder Garcia who is serving his mission. When I looked at the back of the envelop to find out who is the letter from, I got so happy.

As soon after I opened the envelop, I started reading what the letter says out loud. I was so amazed! I tried to be overjoyed, jumped up and down of how happy I was. My thoughts has changed and I even decided that I will be going to the Institute Graduation. 
I will be getting an award for this year's Institute Graduation. Aaah! I worked so hard for getting award for Institute. I have been attending Institute for the past 2 years and I tried so hard to have fantastic attendance for Institute. 

I still remember on some evenings when different YSAs asked me if I was a Returned Missionary because I seemed to be very well prepared to answer any questions that the teacher has and of course I have a very strong testimony in the Church. 

You may ask me "What is Institute?" 
Institute is a Latter-Day Saint program/class for young adults from aged 17 years after graduating Seminary to whenever to learn more doctrines and principles of the gospel. Institute isn't just for the members of the Church, it is also for non-members. 

Institute runs one night each week for 2 semesters a year. I admire Institute is very useful for the young adults who is preparing for their full-time missions. I know you can still go to Institute if you are married. 

If you ever find Institute boring, I have a few strong suggestions: 
1. You need to be fully prepared to have some answers of the questions that the teacher has by doing the readings during the week. 

2. You need to be fully engaged and get involved with group discussions. 
3. You need to be fully prepared to learn new things each week.

I don't have much to say. I might share my Testimony about Institute for tomorrow's post.

Stay Tuned until next time.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

A Great Week

During last week, a few friends who are serving their missions emailed me to mention to have a great week. Little did I know, I was looking forward to a alright week because I didn't have much things planned for this week. This past week was a great week and I would like to share with you some of the past week's highlights.

On Tuesday evening, I had a successful interview with my Stake President. All he wanted to see me was telling me the comments/suggestions what he recommended for my mission papers. From the evening within a few days to a week, he will be submitting my mission papers. About time.
On Wednesday morning, I drove up to Toowoomba to take my phone in the repair shop because my phone wasn't charging for 3 days. On that evening, I sacrificed my Institute evening to babysit 3 young girls and all ages under 11 years while their parents attend a Temple session together.

On Thursday morning, I drove up to Toowoomba again to pick up my phone after getting it repaired. All my phone needed was a replacement for the battery.

On Friday night, I attended the multistake YSA dance and the theme for the Dance was "Carnival." I met some new friends, It was awesome to catch up many YSA friends who I haven't seen 2 to 4 weeks. Many photos of taken as always.

How was your week? What was some of your highlights that happened during the week?

Stay Tuned until next time.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Happy Birthday to Savannah!

First and foremost, "Happy Birthday to my Close Friend Savannah!"

Today was her Birthday. I like "Happy Birthday" type of posts and I certainly don't share those type of posts often. Me and her met through a few Facebook groups when me and her was waiting for a Missionary to come home from their missions and that was about 2 to 3 years ago.

I considered Savannah as a Close Friend for ages, mainly because she is a great friend who I can always talk to whenever I would like to talk to someone and between me and her, we have some things in common.
Savannah; if you are reading this post now, I would like to wish you a "Happy Birthday Savannah, I hope you will have a wonderful day and enjoyable day!

I hope your family members will spoil you on this special day and evening, You deserve it! Please make heaps of memories while you can. Whatever you end up doing anything major fun for your Birthday, make sure it will be a great memory to remember for many years to come.

Continue to look up. Continue to always remember you are a daughter of our loving Heavenly Father. Continue to be your true self."
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Friday, 11 March 2016

Life Has Been Very Interesting

On some days and on some evenings when I am alone and when I choose to, I reflect on my life. Whenever I reflect on my life, I aim to focus on my loved ones, the achievements that I accomplished in life, the past goals that I have achieved and the current goals that I have been working towards to. My life isn't perfect and I never expected my life to be perfect.

In my life; I have been taught some life lessons, I have felt some guidance from Heavenly Father, I have been looked over many times, I have been through many Up's and Down's moments, I have been learning more things to be grateful for and many more.

I really love the Image below. I know that my life has been very interesting. 
I hope you love the Image below too. 
I know my life hasn't been the greatest and I know my life hasn't been the worst either. 
I have appreciated the love that I have for my parents, my siblings and my extended relatives. I also have appreciated the friendships that I have made in life so far. 

I also have appreciated my life. If I was to start my life all over again, I would make some better choices. As each day goes by, it gives me another chance to do better than I did for the previous day. As each evening goes by, it gives me another chance to do better than I did for the previous evening.

I know there are some things in life that I wish it didn't happen. I am not willing to share some of those things with you because it is too personal. However I am happy to share one thing with you. I wish I used my time more effectively for the years that I was in High School. 

I truly love my parents, my siblings, my true best friendships, close friendships and true friendships. Each of them has showed significance to me in my life somehow either since in the beginning of my life or from the day when he or she has met me or from the evening when he or she has met me. 

I would like to say some Thank you for's to my parents, my siblings, my extended family relatives, my true best friendships, my true close friendships and my true friendships. 

"Thank you for being a part of my life. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for caring about me. Thank you for taking up some of your time whenever you read this blog. I love you all."

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Thursday, 10 March 2016

It was a SUCCESS!

For the last 6 weeks, I thought my mission papers got submitted and it was on its way to America. On past Tuesday night, I received a little disappointing news about my mission papers from my stake president. My mission papers didn't get submitted 6 weeks ago. All this time, I was expecting a mission call to arrive.

I started to feel something wasn't right about 4 weeks ago because my Bishop has seen me and showed me about tracking my mission papers. He was showing me the online tracking system and it was showing that my mission papers wasn't submitted from stake president yet. 

I instantly felt confused as I continued my Sunday and still thought that my mission papers got submitted. 1 week later, I received a phone call from the stake executive secretary. 

During the phone call conversation, I denied that I didn't need another interview with stake president because I thought I already had the interview with him and didn't need another one. I let myself down.
On Sunday just gone, my stake president went to his home ward/my ward. During YSA Sunday School, he wanted to see me. During the conversation, he asked if I was available on Tuesday evening. I arranged a time on this Tuesday evening. 

This past Tuesday evening, I had a great interview with stake president, All he wanted to tell me was his comments for my mission papers and mentioned that he should be submitting the mission papers within a few days to 1 week. 

I was happy about the comments. He told me to continue to go out with the Missionaries. He wants to send me on a Full Time Mission and not a Mini Mission, It was a SUCCESS!

I am really looking forward to the real Mission Call wait. Bring it on 4 to 6 weeks. All I have to say now is that I am really excited to serve and join with my friends on the Mission Field. 

Stay Tuned until next time.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Ask the Right Questions

This post is based on April 2007 General Conference talk called "Using the Supernal Gift of Prayer" by Richard G. Scott. I would love to share with you some highlights while I was reading the talk. He mentioned,

"The Gift of Prayer
Prayer is a supernal gift of our Father in Heaven to every soul. Think of it: the absolute Supreme Being, the most all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful personage, encourages you and me, as insignificant as we are, to converse with Him as our Father. Actually, because He knows how desperately we need His guidance, He commands, “Thou shalt pray vocally as well as in thy heart; yea, before the world as well as in secret, in public as well as in private.”

It matters not our circumstance, be we humble or arrogant, poor or rich, free or enslaved, learned or ignorant, loved or forsaken, we can address Him. We need no appointment. Our supplication can be brief or can occupy all the time needed. It can be an extended expression of love and gratitude or an urgent plea for help. He has created numberless cosmos and populated them with worlds, yet you and I can talk with Him personally, and He will ever answer.

How Should You Pray?
We pray to our Heavenly Father in the sacred name of His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Prayer is most effective when we strive to be clean and obedient, with worthy motives, and are willing to do what He asks. Humble, trusting prayer brings direction and peace.

Don’t worry about your clumsily expressed feelings. Just talk to your compassionate, understanding Father. You are His precious child whom He loves perfectly and wants to help. As you pray, recognize that Father in Heaven is near and He is listening.
A key to improved prayer is to learn to ask the right questions. Consider changing from asking for the things you want to honestly seeking what He wants for you. Then as you learn His will, pray that you will be led to have the strength to fulfill it.

Should you ever feel distanced from our Father, it could be for many reasons. Whatever the cause, as you continue to plead for help, He will guide you to do that which will restore your confidence that He is near. Pray even when you have no desire to pray. Sometimes, like a child, you may misbehave and feel you cannot approach your Father with a problem. That is when you most need to pray. Never feel you are too unworthy to pray.

How Are Prayers Answered?
Some truths regarding how prayers are answered may help you.

Often when we pray for help with a significant matter, Heavenly Father will give us gentle promptings that require us to think, exercise faith, work, at times struggle, then act. It is a step-by-step process that enables us to discern inspired answers.

President David O. McKay testified, “It is true that the answers to our prayers may not always come as direct and at the time, nor in the manner, we anticipate; but they do come, and at a time and in a manner best for the interests of him who offers the supplication.”

Be thankful that sometimes God lets you struggle for a long time before that answer comes. Your character will grow; your faith will increase. There is a relationship between those two: the greater your faith, the stronger your character; and increased character enhances your ability to exercise even greater faith.

On occasion, the Lord will give you an answer before you ask. This can occur when you are unaware of a danger or may be doing the wrong thing, mistakenly trusting that it is correct.

It is so hard when sincere prayer about something you desire very much is not answered the way you want. It is difficult to understand why your exercise of deep and sincere faith from an obedient life does not grant the desired result. The Savior taught, “Whatsoever ye ask the Father in my name it shall be given unto you, that is expedient for you.” At times it is difficult to recognize what is best or expedient for you over time. Your life will be easier when you accept that what God does in your life is for your eternal good.

I encourage you to read the whole talk in your own time. Here's the link below.

Stay Tuned until next time.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Happy International Women's Day

This post is short and sweet. First and foremost, I would like to wish all woman readers a "Happy Women's Day! I hope you had a amazing day." 

Little did I know, I thought March 8th was a normal day with no special date to celebrate. After I logged into my Google account this morning, instantly took me to Google website. 
This morning, I found out today was a special date to be remembered and for all womens. 
I really love the Image above. I know there are so many women in the world today who has the willingness to listen, the patience to understand, the strength to support, the heart to care and just to be there.

Today was International Women's Day and I didn't do anything that is exciting to celebrate this special date. I stayed home during the day and I went out this evening. Perhaps, just maybe I might celebrate this special date during my mission.

Stay Tuned until next time.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Plain and Precious Truths

This post is based on a recent General Conference talk called "Plain and Precious Truths" by Elder Gary E. Steveson. I would like to share with you some highlights while I was reading the talk. Elder Steveson mentioned,

"I stand before you as evidence of the words of the Lord recorded in the first section of the Doctrine and Covenants: “That the fulness of [the] gospel might be proclaimed by the weak and the simple unto the ends of the [earth], and before kings and rulers.”

These words are preceded by the Lord’s declaration which demonstrates the love of a Father for His children: “Wherefore, I the Lord, knowing the calamity which should come upon the inhabitants of the earth, called upon my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and spake unto him from heaven, and gave him commandments.”
Our loving Heavenly Father and His Son, Jehovah, with a knowledge of the end from the beginning, opened the heavens and a new dispensation to offset the calamities that They knew would come. The Apostle Paul described the forthcoming calamities as “perilous times.” For me, this suggests that Heavenly Father’s generous compensation for living in perilous times is that we also live in the fulness of times.

As I agonized over my inadequacies this week, I received a distinct impression which both chastened and comforted me: to focus not on what I can’t do but rather on what I can do. I can testify of the plain and precious truths of the gospel.

These are the words which I have shared hundreds of times with both those who belong to the Church and many who are not members: “God is our [loving] Heavenly Father. We are His children. He weeps with us when we suffer and rejoices when we do what is right. He wants to communicate with us, and we can communicate with Him through sincere prayer. 

“Heavenly Father has provided us, His children, with a way to return to live in His presence Central to our [Heavenly] Father’s plan is Jesus Christ’s Atonement." 

I encourage you to read the whole talk in your own time. Here's the link below,
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Sunday, 6 March 2016

A Wonderful Day

Two weeks ago, I got released from my previous Calling as a Nursery Leader Assistant and I was a Nursery Leader Assistant for the past 11 months. I still remembered when I accepted the previous Calling and it felt like it was yesterday when it happened.

I got a new Calling. Today, I got sustained and set apart as a Ward Missionary. Hopefully as a Ward Missionary will be my last Calling before going on my mission as it would be a huge help for the final preparations for my mission.

This afternoon was a YSA activity doing splits with the Sister Missionaries and a few YSAs has invited a few other YSAs to attend a Fast Breaker with dinner and dessert, another YSA activity and a Family Home Evening lesson.
The first YSA Less Active that me and Sister Burgess to visit, she was no longer living at the address that was provided. We chose to see another Less Active YSA, she was away from home. Sister Burgess and I decided to see a Potential Investigator and she was no longer interested.

I decided that me and Sister Burgess should do door knocking. It was a great decision that I have made today. During door knocking, I had witnessed two amazing experiences. For the first experience happened when we met a ward member's sister who isn't a member of the Church.

For the second experience happened after we knocked on the last door before we went to the YSA Faster Breaker, we saw my friend Viki who I have met during my time in High School. It was so amazing to see my non-member friend who I haven't seen for about 5 years.

I attended the Fast Breaker with some YSAs in my ward with the Ward Missionaries, Bishop and his wife. We all participated in Family Home Evening lesson and another YSA activity. It was so much fun.

No Mission Call yet. YSA stands for Young Single Adults. How was your day?

Stay Tuned until next time.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Mountains to Climb

First and foremost, what does "Mountains to Climb" means to you? This post is based on April 2012 General Conference talk called "Mountains to Climb" by President Henry B. Eyring and it is one of my favourite General Conference talks from Henry B. Eyring.

I would love to share with you the highlights while I was reading the talk. Subheading was "If we have faith in Jesus Christ, the hardest as well as the easiest times in life can be a blessing."

He mentioned, "I prayed for a test to prove my courage. I can remember it vividly. In the evening I knelt in my bedroom with a faith that seemed almost to fill my heart to bursting.

Within a day or two my prayer was answered. The hardest trial of my life surprised and humbled me. It provided me a twofold lesson. First, I had clear proof that God heard and answered my prayer of faith. But second, I began a tutorial that still goes on to learn about why I felt with such confidence that night that a great blessing could come from adversity to more than compensate for any cost.

You and I have faith that the way to rise through and above trials is to believe that there is a “balm in Gilead” and that the Lord has promised, “I will not forsake thee.” That is what President Thomas S. Monson has taught us to help us and those we serve in what seem lonely and overwhelming trials.

But President Monson has also wisely taught that a foundation of faith in the reality of those promises takes time to build. You may have seen the need for that foundation, as I have, at the bedside of someone ready to give up the fight to endure to the end. If the foundation of faith is not embedded in our hearts, the power to endure will crumble.

My purpose today is to describe what I know of how we can lay that unshakable foundation. I do it with great humility for two reasons. First, what I say could discourage some who are struggling in the midst of great adversity and feel their foundation of faith is crumbling. And second, I know that ever-greater tests lie before me before the end of life. Therefore, the prescription I offer you has yet to be proven in my own life through enduring to the end.
I have visited with a woman who received the miracle of sufficient strength to endure unimaginable losses with just the simple capacity to repeat endlessly the words “I know that my Redeemer lives.” That faith and those words of testimony were still there in the mist that obscured but did not erase memories of her childhood.

I was stunned to learn that another woman had forgiven a person who had wronged her for years. I was surprised and asked her why she had chosen to forgive and forget so many years of spiteful abuse.

She said quietly, “It was the hardest thing I have ever done, but I just knew I had to do it. So I did.” Her faith that the Savior would forgive her if she forgave others prepared her with a feeling of peace and hope as she faced death just months after she had forgiven her unrepentant adversary.

She asked me, “When I get there, how will it be in heaven?”

And I said, “I know just from what I have seen of your capacity to exercise faith and to forgive that it will be a wonderful homecoming for you.”

I have another encouragement to those who now wonder if their faith in Jesus Christ will be sufficient for them to endure well to the end. I was blessed to have known others of you who are listening now when you were younger, vibrant, gifted beyond most of those around you, yet you chose to do what the Savior would have done. Out of your abundance you found ways to help and care for those you might have ignored or looked down upon from your place in life.

When hard trials come, the faith to endure them well will be there, built as you may now notice but may have not at the time that you acted on the pure love of Christ, serving and forgiving others as the Savior would have done. You built a foundation of faith from loving as the Savior loved and serving for Him. Your faith in Him led to acts of charity that will bring you hope.

It is never too late to strengthen the foundation of faith. There is always time. With faith in the Savior, you can repent and plead for forgiveness. There is someone you can forgive. There is someone you can thank. There is someone you can serve and lift. You can do it wherever you are and however alone and deserted you may feel.

I cannot promise an end to your adversity in this life. I cannot assure you that your trials will seem to you to be only for a moment. One of the characteristics of trials in life is that they seem to make clocks slow down and then appear almost to stop.

There are reasons for that. Knowing those reasons may not give much comfort, but it can give you a feeling of patience. Those reasons come from this one fact: in Their perfect love for you, Heavenly Father and the Savior want you fitted to be with Them to live in families forever. Only those washed perfectly clean through the Atonement of Jesus Christ can be there."

I encourage you to read the talk in your own time and here's the link.

I would like to share with you a video of a Mormon Message that goes with the talk.
If you can't see the video above, here's the link -

Stay Tuned until next time.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Always Strive to Always Remember WHO YOU ARE

This post is short and sweet.

First and foremost, what does "Always Strive to Always Remember WHO YOU ARE" means to you? You may ask me the same question. I would like to share with you my answer.

"It means so much to me. I always strive to remember who I am as a true daughter of Heavenly Father, I strive to set a great example to others through striving to do what is right, I have some strengths, I have some weaknesses and I am not perfect.

I am a Best Friend to a few, I am a Close Friend to some, I am a sister to each of my siblings, I am the oldest child/daughter to my parents, I am a friend to all of my true friends. I am a cousin to all of my cousins. I am a niece to all of my Aunties and Uncles, I am for what I am and I am a granddaughter to my grandparents, Nanna and Poppy."
I would like to encourage you to always strive to remember who you are to yourself, your siblings, your parents, your own family, your extended relatives, your true friends, your school mates, your work colleagues, and everyone else around you.

Stay Tuned until next time. 

Thursday, 3 March 2016

How to Keep Yourself Motivated in Difficult Times?

I have been asked, "How to keep yourself motivated in difficult times?" a few days ago. I really loved that question because it was a great question to be asked randomly and that question got me thinking for almost 8 minutes to 10 minutes.

I would love to share with you, my answer to the question in this post. This post has a list of my TOP 3 to TOP 5 suggestions for you on how to keep yourself motivated while you are experiencing difficult times. I created a TOP 5 suggestion list for Latter-Day Saint Readers and I also created a TOP 3 suggestion list for Non-Member Readers.

The TOP 5 suggestions for Latter-Day Saint Readers

1. Seek a Priesthood Blessing:
If you know you can't cope or can't handle the difficult time alone and needing directions, I strongly encourage you to seek a Priesthood Blessing.

2. Pray Always:
Praying always will help you to come off conquer from Satan's temptations and helps you to have greater love for the Saviour and Heavenly Father. 

Heavenly Father will always be waiting for you to pray to him about anything. Anything can be any concerns you are currently facing or any questions that you have including asking for forgiveness or seeking answers and revelations from Heavenly Father.

3. Read Your Scriptures: 
Reading scriptures will help you to feel peace and happiness. Many things mentioned in The Book of Mormon relates to our lives somehow. 

4. Go to the Temple with a current Temple Recommend: 
If you have a current Temple Recommend and if you are worthy to participate the Lord's work, I strongly encourage you to go to the Temple and attend sessions. I have a promise for you, if you go to the Temple during your difficult time, you will be able to feel peace, comfort and happiness while you are there. While you are there, you can decide to not think about your difficult time and focus 100% to the Lord and his love for you.

5. Read LDS General Conference Talks that focuses on Atonement, Comfort, Hope, and Strength topics: General Conference talks are amazing. and it is great counsel of talks from Quorum of the 12 Apostles, Quorum of the 70 and Leaders in the Church.
The TOP 3 suggestions for Non-Member Readers

1. Get to know Jesus Christ for who is he and for what he has done for us: 
If you get to know for who Jesus Christ is and for what he has done for you, would make you feel peace and comfort. One of the major things that he has done that touches my heart is he suffered for not only for own his sins, he suffered for everyone's sins including mine and yours. He knows how it feels like when we go through trails, struggles, challenges, roadblocks and other things throughout our lives.

2. Start a conversation with a family member or a friend or to someone who would care:
You can choose to start a conversation with someone that you know who would care about you and talk back to you. You can even organise sometime when you and that someone can catch up sometime.

3. Read motivate quotes. More importantly, read LDS General Conference Talks that focuses on Atonement, Comfort, Hope, and Strength topics: General Conference talks are amazing. and it is great counsel of talks from Quorum of the 12 Apostles, Quorum of the 70 and Leaders in the Church.

Stay Tuned until next time.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Happy Birthday Mum

This post is short and sweet. Today was okay. Today was also my Mum's Birthday. I didn't do much to celebrate with her for her Birthday because most of the day I was out with the Sister Missionaries and my Mum was out doing other things.
I sang a "Happy Birthday" song with one of my sisters for my Mum before going out this morning. We watched Mum blowing the candles on Mum's Birthday cake. Mum if you are reading this post, I would like to wish you a "Happy Birthday and I hope you had a great day today."

Stay Tuned until next time.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

2 Years and 2 Weeks Service

This post will be the first and only posted about my friend Elder Jacob Pinyon. For the past 2 years and 2 weeks, I was updating a blog called "Elder Jacob Pinyon's Mission Journey."

When I was updating the blog "Elder Jacob Pinyon's Mission Journey;"
I was sharing Elder Pinyon's MTC photos, his MTC experiences, his Mission photos, his Mission experiences, and anything else that he has shared with me that is appropriate to be shared on the blog for his family, his extended family members, his church friends, and his non-member friends to read the updates and look at the photos during his time at the MTC and during his time in Germany.

During Elder Pinyon's mission, I never sent anything fantasy/creative for him. I never sent a birthday letter to him. I never sent a mission focus package to him. I never sent a handwritten letter to him. and I never sent a Dear Elder letter to him. I have no regrets. All he got from me was emails and more emails.

I had a wonderful privilege to update Elder Pinyon's Facebook account. For the first few weeks to 2 months in Elder Pinyon's mission, some people such as his Mum has messaged me while I was on his Facebook account.
While I was updating his Facebook, I was sharing to all his Facebook friends of the links to each MTC update, the links to each Mission update, uploaded his MTC photos and his Mission photos until he asked me to stop. I also created a event for Elder Pinyon's Homecoming talk and food afterwards on behalf of Elder Pinyon's direction.

I enjoyed sacrificing some of my Monday evenings to have opportunities to talk to Elder Pinyon via emails. I already miss those type of Monday evenings.

If you were reading Elder Jacob's Mission Journey Blog during his Mission, I would like to say thank you for your support on behalf of Elder Pinyon by reading his MTC updates and his Mission updates. It is exciting to know that Elder Pinyon will be coming back to his home country/Australia in a few days.

Elder Pinyon and I would like encourage more people to read Elder Jacob's Mission Journey Blog until it reaches 10,000 total page views. There is still HOPE that it will happen before he arrives. The blog currently has 8,827 total page views which means we need 1,173 total page views to reach 10,000 total page views.

On Average of 294 page views or 391 page views a day to reach 10,000 total page views.
If you haven't seen or read the blog before, be sure to check it out. Here's the link to the blog,
Stay Tuned until next time.