June 30, 2012

I'm in the Middle, Now and Forever!

Just starting out last October!
Not much else to say but things are going great here in the Temple Square Mission! It has really been heating up here, and it is so busy with everyone on vacation and out of school!! I’m looking forward to my birthday next week. This will be the second year in a row to not really celebrate my birthday since last year I was working as a counselor at EFY! So it probably won't be too weird, it will just be another busy day.

We are having so much FUN at Welfare Square! We serve there on Tuesdays and Thursdays all day long. The best part of the day is at the end when we get to help host. That is when we take around a person who has a bishop’s order for food and other needs. So we get to push the cart and tell them what to get! It’s so fun!! Anyways we got to do this a lot this week. Christlike service in action; it’s so fun!

Oh here's one...I’m already half way done with my mission? What happened? All I know is that when we are in the service of our fellow beings we are only in the service of our God. I have loved my mission. And I will never be the same! But I will ALWAYS be in the middle! (Read President Uchtdorf's talk from the July Ensign) He says, "with the proper outlook, considering ourselves as in the middle of things can help us not only to understand life a little better but also to live it a little more meaningfully.  When I speak to our young missionaries, I often tell them they are in the middle of their missions. Whether they just arrived the day before or are to depart for home the day after, I ask them to think of themselves as always being in the middle...Thinking of themselves as always being in the middle of their missions will embolden and energize these faithful representatives of the Lord. As it is with full-time missionaries, so it is with all of us….Yes, there will be moments of beginnings and moments of endings throughout our lives, but these are only markers along the way of the great middle of our eternal lives. Whether we are at the beginning or the end, whether we are young or old, the Lord can use us for His purposes if we simply set aside whatever thoughts limit our ability to serve and allow His will to shape our lives……Being always in the middle means that the game is never over, hope is never lost, defeat is never final. For no matter where we are or what our circumstances, an eternity of beginnings and an eternity of endings stretch out before us….We are always in the middle.”
Thank you for all the love and support!
I love you all!
Sister Jarvie
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