We had a little situation… So I’m a little late getting on.

Last night we got a little bit of a shock when we came in and one of the other sisters said, "I HAVE LICE!" We were all terrified that it would spread to us, so we have been going overboard cleaning the apartment and washing bedding and clothing. We have assigned her her little area for her things and we have started boiling her clothes and it’s been a lot of fun. So that was our dramatic scare of the week. We are praying that it doesn’t spread. This week has been pretty good. We didn’t really have any other eventful things happen this week. Which is ok with me. Sometimes it’s just good to have a chill week.
I would like to talk a little bit about the Plan of Salvation though and it’s importance in our lives. In the Plan of Salvation many questions about life are answered and the three big ones are 1. Where did we come from? 2. Why are we here on earth? 3. Where are we going.
1. We came from our Father in Heaven. We are His spirit children and he loves us, and for that reason, he created the world and a plan for us to be able to return to his presence.
2. We are here on earth to gain a body and be tested. There are specific things that we need to do in this lifetime to be able to progress in the life to come. They are, Have faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, Repent, be Baptized, Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and then Endure to the End. Enduring to the end is not an easy thing, but it becomes easier when we submit our will to our Fathers will. When we willingly follow his commandments he can bless us more abundantly.
3. Death is just another part of life and it happens to all who have received a physical body. And it is a blessing, only through death can we receive the greatest gifts from our Heavenly Father. All people, good or bad will become immortal. Then we will be judged for the things that we did in this lifetime. If we truly embraced the gospel of Jesus Christ and we are able to say that we received his countenance into our image, then we will be blessed more than we can imagine. We will have Everlasting Life, we will live with our families though eternity, we will be able to stand in the presence of our Supreme Creator and not be ashamed.
We all lose people in this lifetime though death, and it hurts. It’s hard to accept sometimes. But when we have an eternal perspective, it can make their passing more bearable. It gives us the strength that we need to go on. And when we know this plan, we have a responsibility to share it with others, so that they may also share in the blessings of Eternity. I know that is is our Heavenly Fathers plan for us. He has given us everything that we need to be able to return to him, and I know that if we follow his plan and use the resources that are provided, we can receive the Eternal Life, the greatest gift of God.
I love you all. I hope you have safety and happiness this coming week.
~Sister Cox


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