She has landed- May 29, 2013

Hello my family and friends!!!!!!!

AHHHHHHH I LOVE GUATEMALA AND I AM TYPING ON A SPANISH KEYBOARD!!!! What has my life come to? Well, I made it along with 40 other missionaries!!!! Kaitlin if you are reading this I met Elder Dalton! HOLLER TO VIEWMONT!!!! We got into the MTC (MMC) and my room was completely empty….. they are buiklding my beds as we speak! We got tohave a nap earlier which somesweet sisters let a few of us sleep in their room because we did not have beds … what are you going todo! Iabsolutely love it here though, it is already so tough and I feel inadequate but we have been asked to sit with Latina sisters who are so patient and kind and laugh at me so I am funny here!! YAY! PS mom Ihad to buy espanol scriptures down here so that will be showing up on the bill. I cannot expressmylove for Guatemala enough, Spanish is oober hard, but la iglesia es verdadera sono worries there I will beokay. And I was warned not to eat the fruta it gives you the runs….. whoops! Well we were onlygiven minutes to write but expect another email sometime next week and I will have time next tuesday towrite letters! I love you all!!!

With love,
Hermaña Edwards

I Have Confidence in Sunshine

Oh it has been a little too long my dear blog, but no worries I am back and have some thoughts to share.  Just recently I moved home…. okay I am still working on moving home (who knew I coud have collected so much stuff over two years).  I truly love being home with my family they are just a bunch of crazies but perfect crazies.  I was able to celebrate Mothrer’s Day with my mom this year and it probably was my favorite one yet.  My sis Karlee and I prepared breakfast and a pinata to start the morning.  There is no way that I could ever express my complete love and gratitude for my mom.  She is so patient and helpful with me.  There definitely is a God and he knows exactly who we all need in our lives.  There is a reason that each of us here have been blessed with certain people.

Now some thoughts about the mission.  I am leaving for Guatemala in 15 days.  My time in America is becoming more and more short but after some real thought I know that I am ready.   I think that a lot of people lack confidence in themselves (or that could just be me).  This is something that I have been struggling with.  How am I sopposed to go and do the work that I need to when I am so hard on myself.  More recebtly this struggle of mine has been answered.  Even though I may be lacking in confidence, My Heavenly Father has all of the confidence that I need.  If he did not know of my potential he could and would not send me to teach of His Gospel.  I have confidence in the Lord and he has confidence in me.  I am ready, I am willing, and I am capable.

My Thoughts of Today

My heart breaks but my spirit yearns
Being filled with a light that begins to burn
Time to leave what I hold so dear
My eyes may be foggy but the vision is clear
Excited to teach what I know is true
I have been offered a job that I need to do
Moving to a place that I have not yet been
Meeting new people and becoming their friend
Now is my time to get to work
Bring light to where the darkness lurks
I have been called on mission, something bigger than me
Living the life of a Guatemalan missionary
Now is the time and today is my day
I am prepared, ready, and on my way!