Sunday, April 26, 2009

6 weeks done!! (Wed., April 22)

Dear Family,

I can't believe that I have been here for a month and a half. We get our flight plans to Sweden in a week. The time really is going by quickly. I'm sure I'm not learning near enough, and that I will be completely confused when I hear "Swedish" as compared to my "MTC Swedish."

I am still learning the language pretty well. I can't even explain how much the Lord is helping me to learn the language. The gift of tongues is an incredible gift that can only be given through the Holy Ghost. I know that I am nothing without the Lord and His guidance. I still have much to learn, and I am starting to feel the pressure of the fact that I only have a couple more weeks to prepare myself for Sweden.

We have had excellent firesides this week, and I feel the Spirit strongly everyday. Last week, Sister Coleman and I both auditioned to do special musical numbers at one of the firesides, or Relief Society meeting, or something else. We haven't heard yet when or if either of us will sing, but I will let you know when I have a chance. I sang Consider the Lilies, and Sis. Coleman sang Be Still My Soul. It's so awesome that we can accompany each other.

This week, I have really been trying to realize the promptings of the Spirit. It has been something that has been on my mind a lot the last several weeks, because it is SO important to have the Spirit in finding people to teach, in teaching them, and I know that without the Spirit, they will not be converted. So, I have been studying about the Spirit, and I am learning to realize it's promptings. I am so grateful fo the Holy Ghost. Now that I am learning to listen, I realize that it promts me give me comfort, direction, and a confirmation of the truthfulness of the gospel.

I love you all so very much. I miss you, and I am sad that I couldn't be with all of you in San Diego. Please know that I am healthy. I am enjoying myself here. I have such a great purpose, and I am trying to learn and grow so that I can accomplish the things the Lord has in store for me. Take care of yourselves. Stay close to eachother and to the gospel. I can promise you that it will continue to bless your lives as you live in obedience to its teachings.

I will check my email again later on today before I go to the temple. If any of you have time, email me sometime today and I will be able to write you tonight. Or, you can so I will get it tomorrow.

Dad, will you add one person to my list to send my email to? It's my good friend Susie who I taught with at Brookside. Thanks! I love you!

I love you all so much, and miss you. You are in my prayers daily. I worry about you, and I am so grateful to you.

Sister Suzanne Wood