I'm comin' home🎶I'm comin' home🎶 Tell the world I'm comin' homeee🎶
Well friends, this is it! I am headed back to my lovely Utah in just two days!
This week has been surreal! It still doesn't really feel real that in 2 days I am getting on a plane and will be seeing all you at the end of an escalator! This year and a half has been magical. I have laughed, I have cried, and I have laughed until I cried. I have made friends that will last more than a lifetime. I have been at ultimate highs and ultimate lows. But I would NEVER trade a single moment. I have come so deeply to understand the healing and changing power of the Atonement. Change. Change. Change. THIS is what I have learned the most of over the course of my whole mission. Change is ALWAYS possible! I struggled so hard at the beginning of my mission to forgive. I felt I could pick and choose who got the enabling power of the Atonement. But I was SO wrong! Christ isn't just there for some...He is there for EVERYONE. Every single person who has ever lived, Christ came to save. But, it wasn't just that single moment, He saves us everyday. I have been forever blessed and changed to see this first hand happen time and time again here in the Canada Halifax Mission.
I saw this story this week and it really touched me:
"I had a Church assignment for three years and I taught religion at the county jail. Elder Holland came to talk to us, and I’ll never forget what he said. He said, “If Christ were to come tomorrow, we know the first place He would be is the temple, but we also know the next place He would be is in a place like this.” There is hope and there is opportunity for us. The Savior will literally save us. But we can help be His hands. I think we need to do more like what Elder Holland talks about. Be kinder, more sensitive to people’s needs, be more willing to accept them, be more willing to help them. I think that’s what we need to do. While it takes an entire village to raise a child, we believe it takes an entire community to save one. And I think that’s the challenge to all of us—to be that one, to be that person to reach out."
I think this is SO important! I may be ending my missionary service, but I am NOT ending my church service. I am going to change the world when I get back. one person at a time ...so be ready (;
I cannot wait to just squeeze the heck outta every single one of you!!! Thank you so much for going on this journey with me. I have truly felt every prayer. I could not have done any of this without you.
-Sister Hird (for the time whaaaa)
Here are some pictures of my last week!
p.s I died my hair and was going to not send any pic so it was a surprise...but I want you to know who I am at the airport (; Plus my funeral service was too good not to share
|Goodbye to the Morphy's :,(|
|We volunteer at the food bank and sister S made me jewelry out of some sweet potato roots...|
#realtionshipgoals hahah I am going to miss her!!