(This weeks letter is pretty short)
Things have been going very well here in Joensuu, but this week has been a very tough week. My favorite quote that I actually read today is by C.S. Lewis. He said,"The work of devils, and dark forces is never more certain than defeated when Men and Women, take a look at their lives from whence every trace of God seems to be lost, and they feel unbelievably forsaken, but they still bow their heads and say Thy will be done, and are obedient." It's not word for word, but it's close haha.
This quote really keeps me going. Even though things get tough, He is always there for us.
The Lord is blessing us in so many different ways, and I am so grateful for His love. There is a scripture in the Book of Jacob that says,"soften your heart, and cleave unto God, as He cleaveth unto you." I have learned so many different times just here in the mission that Heavenly Father is very close to each one of His children. But He has to let us grow. Sometimes he has to let us suffer a little bit, but that doesn't mean He ever leaves us.
I want you to know that i have a testimony. I know that God show's His children He loves them. He is in everyone's life. He never leaves. "We see ourselves in terms of yesterday and today, Heavenly Father see's us in terms of Forever. Although we might settle for less, Heavenly Father won't, for He see's us as the glorious being's we are capable of becoming (Joseph B. Worthlin). It doesn't matter what our concerns are, He can help us overcome them. We simlpy just have to have faith, and press forward.