Tuesday, October 9, 2012

save my lambs

So remember that one time that I thought a temple would be coming to Tucson? And do you also remember when the prophet of the Lord got up to a pulpit and announced to the entire world that
MY MISSION IS GETTING A TEMPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
all of us in the stake center gasped and the cheered. We were all freaking out with fist pumps in the air and acting a bit too giddy. We didn't even hear the other temple announced
In fact, it's a wonder that we even heard the second announcement.
and KELSEY DIANNE.....as soon as they said 19, I turned to Hermana Hallett and I said, "my sister. My sister is going on a mission! she's gonna be out at the same time as me. THIS IS PERFECT!"
oh man, i'm still so stoaked. All I could think about was the impact this is going to make. perfect timing too.
I know without a doubt, that this is the time that I WAS supposed to serve, but now so many others will get to serve too. aw man. yep, definitely can't convey my excitement.
so stoaked.
conference was beautiful. Anyone who didn't watch Saturday Morning...uhm, go watch it. Now.
Kelsey, pay special attention to Russell M. Nelson's talk. He describes the restoration and the basic truths perfectly.
and Oaks...man. loved it.
okay. okay. I loved all of them. You just see them all up there and you KNOW that they are men of God.
needless to say, I have a bit of a love affair with general conference, and someone better find me some tickets for the next october!
and as always I was blown away by Jeffrey R. Holland.  It was something that I've been working on the most here lately. I've been striving to know my Savior more personally. And then he came out with that and gave us all a spiritual slap. "Have I been so long with thee and ye still have not known me?"
"The unbelievable was true, He was crucified, His mortal ministry was over, His struggling little church seemed doomed" and they returned to how they were.
All those miracles, and experiences, teaching, and changed lives, didn't seem to change them enough.
"[Peter], do you love me more than you love all of this?"
"Yea, Lord. Thou knowest I love thee."
"[Peter], do you love me?"
"Yea Lord, thou knowest I love thee"
"[PETER]...do..you.love. me?"
"yea Lord, though knowest that I love thee."
and yet we stay the same
“I need someone to feed my sheep and save my lambs. I need someone to preach my gospel and defend my faith. I need someone who loves me, truly, truly loves me, and loves what our Father in Heaven has commissioned me to do. ... It is the work of the Almighty and it is to change the world…So we have neighbors to bless, children to protect, the poor to lift up and the truth to defend. We have wrongs to make right, truths to share and good to do. In short, we have a life of devoted discipleship to give in demonstrating our love of the Lord. We can't quit and we can't go back.”
are.you.kidding me?
and then when he said, "every missionary who has ever stood in that baptismal font and raised their hand to the square saying 'having been commissioned of Jesus Christ'  that commission was to change your convert, but more importantly to change YOU forever."
"Kaitlyn, do you love me more than you love all this?"
"Yea, Lord. Thou knowest I love thee."
"Kaitlyn, do you love me?"
"Yea Lord, thou knowest I love thee"
"KAITLYN...do. you. LOVE. me?"
Yea Lord. I love thee.
So perfect.
I want you all to know, I love the Lord.
and He loves all of us.
not everyone knows that. or remembers that.
but we should.
and we should love Him too.
love you all!
hermana waters


  1. does sister waters have an address at which i can write her? i heard about the announcement for the sister missionaries and she was one of the first people who came into my mind, because she helped me to remember how much i have always wanted to serve, and i would love so much to share that with her (: thanks!

    1. if you look at the sidebar, there is a picture that says contact. click on that and it will take you to her address!


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