There's no place like home

Well, sorry for not writing last week!

As the headline suggests, I'm home. Well, not really haha but it feels like I'm home. The weather here has definitely changed and it feels like I'm back in the blue crab state. It's actually feeling like spring and summer now and I'm loving every minute of it, kind of. It's not fun to run after buses in the humidity...

These past two weeks have been super spiritually packed! General Conference weekend was amazing. All of the messages were specular and all of the questions I had were answered. Ahhh i just love having the opportunity to hear from our prophet and 12 apostles and other general authorities. If you missed any of the sessions, or are curious to watch it, you can do so at lds.org (:

This past weekend was our stake conference and it was also amazing. Everyone who spoke added to the messages shared in general conference. There has been a heavy emphasis on receiving personal revelation.

One of the unique aspects of our gospel is that we believe God not only communicates with us through a modern day prophet, but he also communicates with us personally (personal revelation). There has been an emphasis by our prophet Russel M. Nelson, and other general authorities, to prepare ourselves now to be able to receive personal guidance at any given point. Elder Obando spoke to us this past weekend about how God will provide us with blessings and answer our questions, but we have to work for it. If there's one thing I have learned from all the speakers these past two weeks, it has been that if you want God's guidance or help, you have to allign yourself with Him. President Nelson has given us the key to always being able to receive personal revelation when he shared with us, "Nothing opens the heavens quite like the combination of increased purity, exact obedience, earnest seeking, daily feasting on the words of Christ in the Book of Mormon, and regular time committed to temple and family history work" (Revelation for the Church, Revelation for our Lives, Russel M. Nelson, April 2018). I know that as we choose to keep ourselves clean, obedient (exactly), searching for answers, and studying the words of all prophets, and making promises with God, we are allowing ourselves to be open to Him. I love that God cares so much for his children that he wants to communicate with us, we must be the ones to hear him.

Liebe,

Sister Quintana

 
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