So this week was the level part of a roller coaster ride! On Thursday I think we got a call from President for my trainer, who had been having terrible leg pain and been to three different doctors and gotten an MRI and an ultrasound with no definitive answers, and President said that, because this week is transfers, she might have to go home. My trainer only has one transfer left and leaving now was so devastating for her. After that phone call we had quite a powerful companionship testimony meeting. After two weeks of issues and doctors’ appointments, this was our bleakest moment. But, just as with Joseph Smith in the Sacred Grove, at our moments of greatest alarm is when the light appears—after we have exerted all our strength. That night we went to see Brother Bills, the chiropractor. He stretched some things and then had my trainer walk. We he saw the way she was walking and where the pain was he said come back over and lie down. He poked around a little and found the source of her pain. A muscle that is part of the hip flexor (the psoas for you medical people) had become seriously inflamed and constricted which had pulled on the lumbar system of her spine and caused nerve pinching. Well, he helped loosen it up a little and gave her some stretches to do and said that with time she would be okay. We still don't know if she will go home early or not, but after so many prayers, attempted solutions, after exerting all our strength, we found the light and we know what is wrong and how to fix it. For whatever trial you are currently enduring in this moment, ask yourself: "Have I exerted ALL my strength?" If not, DO IT. If so, then keep faith in knowing that the light is coming. Light always triumphs over darkness. When light appears, darkness HAS to depart- it cannot endure the presence of light. Also remember the Atonement is in everything.
This is the work of God. Everything that God has created (which is EVERYTHING), He has created "to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." The Book of Mormon is the word of God. It is the greatest source of comfort, help, knowledge, and peace because it contains the Fullness of the Everlasting Gospel. Turn to it for help. Oh, that we used the Book of Mormon as we use our cell phones: on our person ALL the time, checking it every thirty seconds, searching for every answer in its contents.... I invite you all to pick one way in which you can make your copy of the Book of Mormon more like you cell phone and try it out this week. If an honest effort in this task does not increase your happiness and feeling of the Holy Ghost this week then I am not a representative of Jesus Christ, the Church is not true, and the Book of Mormon is not the word of God. But it IS the Word of God, this Church is THE true Church, and I am a representative of Jesus Christ. Then, you have nothing to lose. So, do it.
Remember I love you all so much! You are wonderful examples to me!!