Monday, October 20, 2014

Sister Kramer: GROSS

Bailey's LONGEST email ever! With paragraphs and everything. I'm so grateful....(she must not remember, but we bought bagged milk all the time when she was a toddler, before you could get the gallon jugs....and she lived :) )

so as a missionary i have had to adjust to many things in the past 6 months For example i have had to adjust to talking to strangers each day and the struggles of wearing a skirt, also getting up in the very early hours of  the morning( still adjusting to that one) but i never thought that i would have to adjust to milk coming in a BAG! im sorry but i find it just too weird. first of all i love milk but never really got the chance to have it while i was in newfoundland because it only comes in 1L cartons that cost $5 because everything is more expensive in Newfoundland. So i thought that i would be able to have it more often when i came of the rock but i think the fact that it comes in a bag just throws me off just a little to much. 

the weather is gross i think we are getting the tail end of a hurricane! so i think i will be having to get a new coat for the winter because im going to need something that is waterproof. i dont think the weather will be getting any better they say that it will be snowing by november so thats going to be fun. 

during my time in the MTC one of my teachers shared this with me that has really helped me in my hard times. in matthew 14: 14-21...

14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
15 ¶And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.
17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
18 He said, Bring them hither to me.
19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.

i know you have heard this story. If we compare our short comings, weaknesses, trials and struggles, anything that we are dealing with in life that we find hard or burdensome, to the loaves and fishes in this story, we can see that we do not have enough on our own. But if we take what we have (the loaves and fishes) to the Lord, He wont turn us away. He will take what we have. He will bless it and make it more then enough to fill us and others. The Lord is always by our side to make weak things become strong. But we need His help in all that we do to overcome the tribulations of life. Go to Him. Pray. Ask for comfort. Do our part. And watch how we are filled with the bread of life. i hope that will help :)

love you guys so much
sister kramer

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