Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Letter #71 translate me: puci puci :*

So first of all, I feel like a terrible person for having to do this but...
Happy belated birthday dad and dylan and uncle jared!!!!!!!! and
happy fathers day on the 15th daddy!!!!! ;)
Yeah, last Monday I completely spaced writing you all even though I didn't forget about you and your birthdays!!! I hope you still love me and accept my apologies.. Jordan is the better missionary bahahah.

we went to a gorgeous natural spring called blue eye today, 
and boy!!! was it a beauty! 
Day by day I am literally overwhelmed with the amount of knowledge and understanding that the Lord gives me as I serve Him. Lately I have been pondering a lot about all of the things I have learned throughout this journey, and the list would take far too long to write out into words, but I have come to understand the concept of line upon line, precept upon precept. At the beginning of the mission, I was amazed at the knowledge I gained in the MTC, and now after weaving a piece of the Lord's beautiful tapestry here in the Adriatic South Mission, I can see that those many lines have added up to create something beautiful and have not only helped others change, but have helped to create the woman I hope to be today. 
As I was doing my personal study I came upon these beautiful verses that I fell in love with:

2 Nephi 30: 5-6
5 And the gospel of Jesus Christ shall be declared among them; wherefore, they shall be restored unto the knowledge of their fathers, and also to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, which was had among their fathers.

 6 And then shall they rejoice; for they shall know that it is a blessing unto them from the hand of God; and their scales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes; and many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a pure and a delightsome people.

the oh so appropriate kissy face with sister kokol!
 and of course elder morava jumped in 
and bombed it! hahaha. i love them
Is that not beautifully said? As we learn the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our perspective of life is changed and widened. We are enabled to take a peek out of the lenses of God. To make a beautiful connection to my inspiring sister's email last week, we understand more about our divine potential and our eternal progression! The scales of darkness, or misunderstanding fall from our eyes and we can see. It is through Christ that we are given our sight. He is everything. He is the reason that we do all things, and as we come to know Him, we become a delightsome people! Um, yeah! This is the reason I am a missionary people! I want everyone to be healed from spiritual blindness and rejoice in Christ! What a special calling we have as His servants! Forgive me for getting carried away! haha.
Rronjë and Skëndër have made great progression this week as we can literally tell they have been reading the Book of Mormon together. It is so cool to see that twinkle in the eye flip on as they begin their journey unto Him. I love these two so much. They are like my Albanian Aunt and Uncle! They had us over for lunch this week and literally had a feast.. I couldn't do it. They wanted me to eat everything and I thought I was near death. hahaha. Everything was awesome except for the lamb meat. I can't do it man! I thought I was a trooper and could handle it, then oops.. I had to hold myself back from gagging. Yikes. I guess I am still a spoiled American at heart after all. haha. What do ya do?

Well i just want you people to know how much i love you all and how much I love my Savior! I know He is our salvation and our rock. As we draw nearer unto Him, He will draw nearer unto us. I love being His servant and having the privilege to work in the little city of Fier ;) There is no other work that trumps this one!

Love your friendly missionary,

Motra Forte<3