Dear Family and Friends,
has been a great week! It's strange how time on a mission works; a day
feels like a week and a week feels like a day. It is a good thing we
have planners other wise I wouldn't be able to keep anything straight.
Last week I committed all of you to read from The Book of Mormon
everyday and to pray about it, how has it been going? I was reading 4
Nephi this morning and something I learned was we always need to be
aware of our choices and the direction we are allowing ourselves to go.
The adversary is always working against us and the only way to protect
ourselves is if we are aware of their efforts. Take notice this week of
how the adversary is getting to you; if you are aware of your weaknesses
they can't be used as weapons against you. I know this to be true and I
know when we are aware of our weaknesses, we are able to turn them into
This week we had dinner with an amazing member,
Sister Brooks. She is a scientist teaching at Minnesota State and I am
grateful to have had the chance to meet her. She is currently
experimenting with spider silk. Spider silk is extremely interesting and
it is made up of protein and there are various kinds of protein
depending on the spider. Well Sister Brooks is researching how to
produce enough of each type of protein to build limbs or bones for
people. When she said this I was like Wait! so you telling me that the
science behind Spiderman is actually real? You heard it here first folks
Spiderman could potentially become real. We talked with Sister Brooks
about the debate as old as time between Science and Religion and I loved
her response. She said "I can't look under a microscope without seeing
the hand of God in every part of it. To me, science proves there is a
God." I love this. To me religion explains the why questions; why are we
here? and science explains the how questions; How did God create the
world? When you look at science and religion with a perspective that
they go together you mind is opened to innumerable possibilities.
love our Heavenly Father's children, my brothers and sisters. We all
have so much to offer each other and I know as we strive to gain the
perspective of our Heavenly Father we will be able to see our potential
and the potential of everyone around us. I love you all so much!
This is a family in the ward who speaks French! Bonjour!