Sunday August 19 2007

Today Sister Clarke and I are up in Pine.  Sister Clarke is play How Great Thou Art on the violin in the Pine ward today.  I am so happy to be a missionary today.  I love coming up to Pine.  The drive is beautiful.  And the town of Pine is so cute!  I want my family to come up here after the mission to see this beautiful place and to meet the people.

Roger is here!  He came to church!  Oh my heart is full!  Please God, please let him enjoy church.  Please help him to feel the spirit!  Please help him to have a strong desire to continue to come to church.  I know you are working changes in his heart.  Please work miracles in this man’s life!  I know You want to bless him.  Please help him to recognize how You are blessing him for coming to church and keeping the commandments.  Please be with the speakers and teachers that they may say what you would have them say.  Thank you so much for Roger being here.  Roger is one of my favorite people.  Roger Buchanan is an artist.  Dad would love his art.  They could spend so much time talking about art.  I want dad to meet Roger.  Roger hasn’t been to church in 50 years…until today.  Roger likes to argue with us over the mission rules (like not going in his house or riding in his truck).  He gets mad and likes to test us.  Its ok though.  I love Roger.  I want him to be able to go through the temple.  He is such a special person.  He is in his 60s.  Roger talks about child abandonment A LOT.  He has some issues with that.  He is very strong-willed but he has a soft heart.  When Sister Clarke and I sing to Roger he cries.  I love this man.  You can see God working in this man.  It is so beautiful and wonderful.

Yesterday I met Sister Butler.  She finished her mission and is at BYU.  She spent a semester in the Jerusalem Center.  That would be so cool.  I would would love to do that- go to Israel.

I hope Roy went to church in Payson today!  I really hope so.  He needs it so much.

So Thursday we were up in Pine and we went to Debbie England’s home for dinner.  She lives deep down through the mountains.  You take a dirt road with a lot of pin needle turns to get there.  It was so beautiful and I was thinking about what kind of life I want.  And I had what I am going to call a vision or a dream.  It was of me and my husband driving in a vehicle, traveling in the setting sun, evening light.  And I was reading the Ensign.  We were feeling such peace.  We were looking at each other with love in our eyes.  It was so lovely.  Heavenly Father, help me to become the woman you want me to be and my husband the man you want him to be.  Please help me to marry the right man.  The one that I should.  The one you want me to.

Heavenly Father, I want to travel a lot.  I really, truly want to travel the world and experience all that you have created and all the different beautiful cultures of Thy children.  Is this a worthy desire? I want to make this happen in my life.  I want to marry a man with the same desires and real intent.


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