The first thing I want you all to know is that I did something crafty. Pictures included. This guy named Maurice taught us all how to make creatures out of clay. I made an alligator named Lola. I’m thinking you will all probably be impressed. 

The second thing I want you all to know is that I’ve maybe been sleepwalking a little bit. I keep having end of the world dreams. Not sure if that’s correlation or causation, but… that’s happening. I feel bad for Mad Eye. 

The third thing I want you all to know is that One Direction trading cards have officially infiltrated our mission. It’s a fun thing. 

Also, here’s a quote:

“We can change our behavior. Our very desires can change. How? There is only one way. True change—permanent change—can come only through the healing, cleansing, and enabling power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. He loves you—each of you! He allows you to access His power as you keep His commandments, eagerly, earnestly, and exactly. It is that simple and certain. The gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of change!” -Elder Russell M. Nelson

And here’s a testimony:

Repentance is a blessing, not a burden. My eyes have really been opened to this fact on my mission. I mess up every single day, and that can get a sister down. But I’ve undergone this paradigm shift where I no longer view repentance as a weighty responsibility, but as the greatest tool that I have available to me. So every time I have a thought that is not in accordance with what the Savior would think, I pray, ask for forgiveness, and ask for help to be better. And here’s the thing about that. We have agency, and we have a responsibility to do everything in our power, but I always thought that meant that if I wanted to be better I would have to work really hard and be better. I never understood how much help I could get from the Atonement. I still have to work hard, but now I know that as I align my will with the Savior’s will (which is, by extension, the Father’s will) I can get help. I know He’ll help me with any righteous desire that I have. 

So I know He’ll help you with any righteous desire that you have. 

So now I’m at this point where I almost feel like I’m cheating at life. Because the fact is, the sooner you repent, the sooner the Savior can wipe away your burden of guilt, and the sooner He can help you to be better. 

Do with that testimony what you will. 

Best wishes for the best week ever. 

Love,

Sister Joslin

 

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Christmas Breakfast…

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Me and Mad Eye…

 

 

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