I hope that everyone had a beautiful Easter! I am so grateful for the two I have had as a missionary...one in the MTC and one here. Us four missionaries got to sing "Savior, Redeemer of My Soul" in sacrament meeting. But, when I woke up on Sunday, my voice was almost gone. oh no! I prayed so hard that it would come back and I could sing well. Or that the members would still be able to feel the Spirit despite that. and they did. We had several members come and thank us. We sang to the tune by Rob Garner, but used the Korean words out of the hymn book. I have loved the chances to sing on my mission...because I struggle to say exactly what I want in Korean, I know that I can turn to music. I can bear my testimony, pure and simple.
we had interviews with President Morrise this week. How I love President! He is such a wonderful man. As we were talking in our interview, he talked to me about how I need to focus LESS on the things I can't do or don't have, and look more for what I CAN accomplish, the good that IS happening. I think that we as humans (and me especially) have a tendency to do that... to let our shortcomings hold us back from the potential that we have. We let our weaknesses fill our sight and have no room to look forward with faith. "Happy, but not satisfied" is the saying in our mission. The "not satisfied" part should give us encouragement, not discouragement. Because we are becoming better everyday. And as my oh so wise older brother said to me just today, we can't change by ourselves. Jesus Christ has promised that, through the power of His atonement, we can do ALL things. and He will strengthen us. I know that He lives. He is our Strength.
I love you all! We all have another week to try again. start over. To look forward with faith and focus on all the good we can do.
xoxo, Sister Bassett