Wednesday, March 23, 2011

overcoming hate

Lately I've been thinking about the power Satan has over us. The power he has to tempt, entice, flatter, and trick us. When I see how much damage he has done, and imagine how he just laughs at it all - it makes me want to hate him. And for a long time I did hate him. He was the only person, or thing, that I ever truly hated. There are things that I don't like, people that frustrate and confuse me. But, hate? No. I don't think I have ever truly hated anything.
Except Satan.
Then, once upon a pondering, I realized that he only laughs that much more when I let myself do that. When I let that hate and anger rise up inside me, he is only more pleased of his influence. Hate, anger, fear - those are his emotions, his suborn.
What I can do: is feel sorry for him. Feel sorry that he will always be alone, no one will ever love him, he will be eternally miserable - and this he chose. In the eternities, he will be bound in solitude and torment. And of course, because of his pride, he wants us to be bound in that same state. He doesn't want anyone happy, even though he knows that no matter how many people he drags with him he will never have company.

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." - John 16:33
Satan has already lost - long ago.
And the proof of this is stronger every time one of these amazing buildings is dedicated.

San Salvador Temple

in progress

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Valley

Did I tell you that we actually DIDN'T go to San Francisco?
Well. We didn't. Because of that earthquake in Japan that caused Tsunami's. Which terrified my mother. So instead, we went to Las Vegas! Which I still love! Soo many cool things! (That aren't even on the strip!)
Pictures for you - enjoy!

Also. Can I just say that I do not like Day Light Savings?
It's dumb, and I don't like it.

Monday, March 7, 2011

2+2= ... what?

Dear Professors.

Remember when I enjoyed school?
Wasn't that fun?!

I thought so...


Thursday, March 3, 2011

thursdays, are good days

I've always liked thursdays.
It's the last day of class for the week.
It's the last day of work for the week.
It's the day that my weekend starts.
It means friday is coming soon.
It means I have more time to do homework.
It means I can spend a night playing with my family,
and go to bed early.
And on March 3, 2011 - it's the day I got my Mission call.

Me and Ry-face
Dear Sister Springer:

You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the El Salvador San Salvador West/Belize Mission...

You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language.

I'll be in the yellow one, and the west half of the small green one.

President Lopez and Sister Lopez

I never would have guessed El Salvador and Belize. They say it's the last place you would expect - they were right! I thought I had thought of everywhere - I was wrong!

I am so grateful for this opportunity to serve the people in El Salvador and Belize. Heavenly Father loves them so much, as he does all of us. I can't wait to go teach them! I can't wait to learn their culture, and to learn about their lives and their language. They live in such historical sites, and a beautiful part of the world.
I love them already.

I don't know a lot, but I know this church is true with every fiber of my soul. Jesus died for us, that we might live and have joy. I hope I can bring such joy to those in El Salvador and Belize.