Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The plans I have for you

It's been a while since I have updated my blog. Life in Utah is treating me well.
I am in constant awe of the majestic beauty of God's creation here in this great state.
I have a great view of the mountains from my window every morning. I have been very luck as well because
the weather has been very calm and beautiful. It was a pretty mild winter and I am grateful for that because
I am not sure how I would have reacted to the extreme cold everyone kept telling me about.
I am really looking forward to the spring here and all of the other seasons that we don't really experience in Texas.

I love being here! I really do feel that this is where God wants me in this moment of my life.
I live about two blocks from Temple Square which if I think about I would have never imagined possible before. I have yet to go inside the beautiful Salt Lake Temple but I really look forward to the day that I can.

Church in Utah is great. When I first moved here I was attending the Midvale YSA. It was a huge ward with about 300 people showing up every Sunday. I really enjoyed my time there but I felt like one of many in there. So when I finally found my own place in Salt Lake City I decided that I was going to find a Spanish branch and attend Church there instead. I did just that. I am now in the Mount Ensign 3rd Spanish branch. There are maybe 100 people that show up every Sunday. It's a fun little branch with people from all over Mexico, Central and South America. There are some YSA that attend there as well which is
great. I just haven't had too much interaction with them just yet. My branch president told me I should have a calling soon which is something that I really look forward to. I would not mind teaching Sunday school or Elder's Quourm again.

I am trying to see what I make of my life. I feel that I would really enjoy doing some sort of community activisim and awareness. I really feel that going into political science or law would really make me feel fulfilled and satisfied with my life. My short term goal right now is to enter LDS Business College and complete 
their paralegal studies program. I have a few challenges to overcome before I can enroll but I am really looking forward to returning to school.

In my personal life I am dating a wonderful girl who keeps me motivated and makes me want to become better. I am really happy to have her in my life.

Well enough with my personal updates!

I want to share with you this great verse from the Old Testament found in Jeremiah 29:11-13,

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."

Nowhere have I seen this to be more true than in my move here to Utah. I came with a desire to be stronger in the Church and also to get back to school. I had no idea (and I still feel like I still don't) how I was going to get a job, get back to school and do all the other things I needed and still need to do.
All I knew is that I had to believe and trust in my Father in Heaven that all things were going to work out for me and the sure have! 

I am so grateful for Heavenly Father because he has promised to take care of us and to bless us in ways that we can't imagine. Verse 13 tells us that we will find him when we search for him with all of our heart and I testify that this is true. He is ever watchful of our every need and desires.

I love him and I feel his love for me as well. May we ever be worthy of his love and his plans for us.