Sister Preston has been called to serve as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
in the Ohio Columbus Mission. She will serve from March 2014 through September 2015. Follow her service here.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My finite mind can not comprehend all of the love that He has for us.

#sharethegift has been very successful in missions all around the world.
We have been sharing the gift to everyone. It's been an incredible 9 months thus far, and I am grateful to be out 9 more!!!
This week we have been busy, busy with meetings, regular missionary work, and service.
Our lady investigator has been progressing wonderfully. She is now reading the Book of Mormon on her own, and is asking a lot more questions about the Gospel. She has been coming to church for the past couple of weeks. She loves partaking of the Sacrament. She said that it gives her peace. She is the best.

This past Sunday we had our ward Christmas program, it was wonderful! Sister Farmer Plays the Piano, and I had the opportunity to play some descant music for young woman. There are so many opportunities to teach out here in Ohio! I love, love talking to everyone about our Savior. He is the reason for the season. He is why we can all rejoice. I love what President Uchtdorf said about our Savior in this months Ensign :
"Think of the simple yet dignified way our Heavenly Father chose to honor the birth of His Son. On that holy night, angels appeared not to the rich but to shepherds. The Christ child was born not in a mansion but in a manger. He was wrapped not in silk but in swaddling clothes.
The simplicity of that first Christmas foreshadowed the life of the Savior. Though He had created the earth, walked in realms of majesty and glory, and stood at the right hand of the Father, He came to earth as a helpless child. His life was a model of modest nobility, and He walked among the poor, the sick, the downcast, and the heavy laden.
Though He was a king, He cared neither for the honors nor the riches of men. His life, His words, and His daily activities were monuments of simple yet profound dignity.
Jesus the Christ, who knew perfectly how to give, set for us the pattern for giving. To those whose hearts are heavy with loneliness and sorrow, He brings compassion and comfort. To those whose bodies and minds are afflicted with illness and suffering, He brings love and healing. To those whose souls are burdened with sin, He offers hope, forgiveness, and redemption.
If the Savior were among us today, we would find Him where He always was—ministering to the meek, the downcast, the humble, the distressed, and the poor in spirit. During this Christmas season and always, may we give to Him by loving as He loves. May we remember the humble dignity of His birth, gifts, and life. And may we, through simple acts of kindness, charity, and compassion, fill the world with the light of His love and healing power."
And in 2Nephi 19:6 " For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
My finite mind can not comprehend all of the love that He has for us. I know that He lives, and that he loves us deeply.
I love all of you! Thank you for the thoughts and the prayers.
Sister Preston

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