Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Gospel in My Life

Welcome to The Life of a Sister Missionary! I am SO excited to share this important time of my life with you as I prepare to serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My purpose in creating this blog is to let you in on what it's like to be a missionary, but even more than that, to share what it's like to simply live the Gospel every day.

My life has been impacted in so many ways by living the Gospel that it's hard to imagine life without it. It's given me so much comfort, peace, strength, direction, and joy in a world where things can be so stressful, confusing, misleading, dark, and depressing. I've leared how to escape all these things by relying on the Savior, Jesus Christ, and by living the way He has instructed. I've found that the closer and closer I live the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the happier, more productive, and more meaningful life becomes. That doesn't mean it's always easy, but it's definitely worth it because the blessings far outweigh the sacrifices. THAT is the reason why I want to serve a mission--to help others feel the joy, peace, and happiness that comes from living the Gospel, and to help them feel the Savior's lifting, loving arms around them.

I've had more experiences than I can count that have taught me that the Savior is watching out for me, that He's always there and is eager to help. I hope that in relating my every-day experiences, you will be able to recognize the Lord's hand in your life, too, because He's there--if you look for Him. Welcome to my life, the life of an ordinary 20-year-old girl simply trying to be a disciple of Christ.

1 comment:

  1. Nope, sorry Amie, your definitely not an ordinary 20 year old girl! You are an inspiration to all who know you. I have enjoyed watching you grow throughout your life. Starting when I came to visit you and your Mom and Dad in the hospital when you were first born, having you come over and hang out with Megan and Emily throughout your early teenage years and more recently as you have embraced the decision which you made a long time ago to serve a mission. Your Father in deed loves you and is so very proud of you, as I know your parents and family are. Best wishes to you in your mission experience, I'll be checking in with your blog! :)