Yesterday I attended the missionary farewell of Emma, one of the girls I taught in Young Women, who is going to Spain. In her talk she said that for 18 months she will focus on bringing others to Christ and practicing pure religion.
He (the Savior) repeatedly taught us to love one another, to love as He loves, to love our neighbor as ourselves. Truly, “pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction” and to “look to the poor and the needy, and administer to their relief that they shall not suffer.” [Elder Patrick Kearon, April 2016]
Isn’t that what a mission is all about? I’m really proud of Emma and that she has prepared to serve. I look forward to hearing about her adventures and experiences.
I grew up in the LA area and moved to Boston sight unseen and am never leaving New England. I work as an assistant in the president's office at MIT and do photography on the side. I am in YW for the third time (I am the Beehive counselor) and I love it. My hobbies are photography, antiquing, baking, sewing, quilting, blogging (and reading lots of blogs), writing letters, reading on the subway and exploring around New England (there is lots to see!).