Monday, 23 November 2015

¨I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee¨

Hey family,
How have you all been doing? I hope it is warmer up there than it is here because it has been getting really cold these past few days. We sleep with lots of layers and several blankets. At times I feel kind of silly for being cold because I know Canada is 10x colder. We have been pretty busy everyday and now we are preparing for 2 baptisms this weekend. It'll be exciting.
There is this video we watched last week called The Bread of Life and it talks about how Jesus Christ must always be at the centre of our lives, and how we must always remember Him. I am sorry that some of my experiences I share over email are very short or not very detailed. I just feel that it doesn't compare to a typed email than when you say it in person. But the most special lesson/experience I have learned on the mission is how big of a role Jesus Christ should play, and does play in our lives. I have been blessed to see many miracles, tender mercies, rejection, tears of joy, tears of sadness, fatigue, trials and hardships. But I can truly say that the promise that the Lord gave ¨I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee¨ was applied at every moment. I know He lives.I know that He loves us. I know without a doubt that this is his church. I know that only he can lift us when we fall, ease our burdens, and help us back onto the path to eternal life. I know that we are never alone. He will always be there to help guide us, comfort us, and motivate us. I love my Saviour, and am eternally indebted to him.
Serving a mission has been the greatest experience of my life. It has been a pleasure for me to dedicate 18 months to bringing the gospel to others. The first Presidency said ¨There is no other work more important, or that brings greater happiness or satisfaction to a person¨ I want to thank you, my family, for the examples you are to me. I am so lucky to have you as my family. I love you so much.
There is so much more I want to say. But I want you to know that I know this is the only true church of God. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It is truly a special book with an incredible promise giving anyone the opportunity to search, ask, and receive. I know this is true, and that our Heavenly Father loves us so much. He wants to bless us. And will do so as we keep the commandments. Always strive to do better, and never give up. 
¨Sin does not define us, it refines us¨ (through the Atonement)
Lots of love,

Hermana Blackmore
The first picture is us at the dentist, my comp had a cavity haha so she was getting it fixed

la zona!