Land of Enchantment

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Week 79

Okay really now this is it! haha I fly home tomorrow!!!
Crazy. I am excited though that it is Easter Week,
A good time to remember the Savior and that He Lives! Today, with flesh and bones, because He overcame it all and was Resurrected.
I love this idea that because of Him, We can Live again too! This life is just a part of our journey there is so much more out there!
I love it!
I will follow him!
Much Love,
Sister Libbey

He Lives!

Last Awkward District Photo
Bernalillo District


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Week 78

This is it! This is my last post in the mission!
I can't believe it, this experience of serving the Lord has been so amazing.
It took a lot of sacrifice, and humility, to do and serve as the Lord would have me.
I have absolutely become more of who God wants me to be. I have learned so much, about myself, about people, and especially about the Lord.
I hope that I can keep all I have learned. I hope I never forget the feelings I have felt while out here, and I especially hope that I can  keep becoming who God wants me to be.
I want that for myself because I know it is what makes me the most happy.
I have felt so much joy serving the Lord and I know that I can be happy like this forever if I just keep focusing on Him.
The blessings God gives us for following Him and His Son are so enormous and so worth it!
Jesus Christ Lives today! He and God love us! and they have given us His church again! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
I love you all!
Sister Libbey

The Rio Grande, lovely


We get tumbleweeds out from under our car

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Week 77

Oh my what a week! It's been a great one! We worked hard and really saw the fruits of our labors.
We went to the temple yesterday and just had a great time.
It was fast sunday so I really took it to heart all I could learn from the Lord that day and this is what I got.
Doctrine and Covenants 6:14
"Verily, verily, I say unto thee, blessed art thou for what thou hast done; for thou hast inquired of me, and behold, as often as thou hast inquired thou hast received instruction of my Spirit. If it had not been so, thou wouldst not have come to the place where thou art at this time."
I love this and completely agree, I would not be here if it weren't that I inquired of the Lord. It is because I prayed and asked Him that I am here, and am who I am. It's amazing.
I know God has a plan for each of us here on Earth and we get the best experience as we ask of Him for direction.

I hope you all do that too. Ask God where He would have you move and what He would have you be.
I know I really need to do that now.
I love you all.
Sister Libbey

Sister Ereti!!!


with the best

Missionary Monday!

ABQ-North Zone

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Week 76

Hello!!! Oh my the work here is amazing, the people are so great and life is good!!!
I have been studying Alma 41 and 42. There is some good stuff about God's plan of happiness and mercy. It is beautiful!
Especially chapter 42. This life here is a time to prepare to meet God, because of the Fall(Adam&Eve) we are in mortality to learn and grow. God's plan to help up become more like Him!
So we have Laws of God and Justice to bring punishment for obedience or disobedience to those laws. God sent Jesus Christ to allow Him to be merciful to us!  His Atonement, was Him taking upon Himself all the punishments we would receive for our sins.
So verse 13! " Therefore, according to justice, the plan of redemption could not be brought about, only on condition of repentance of man in this probationary state.."
Jesus Christ already paid for our sins, and as we have Faith in Him and Repent, we won't have to take the punishment upon ourselves. This plan is what makes God Merciful! He loved us enough to send His only Son, Jesus Christ, who satisfied the demands of Justice. I love it! So REPENT! That is where you receive joy and forgiveness from God.
Okay Ill cool the preach talk. But I know that God loves us so He has provided a way for us to be happy and clean to meet and live with Him again!
Well Hope you all have an amazing week!
Sister Libbey

These are our greenie has the training wheels haha jk

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Week 75

Hey Y'all
It's been a great week, its been beautiful and sunny and today it snowed... :(
Well we are grateful for the moisture. Always.
So I have been sharing a lot of scriptures but I love this one, we are memorizing it and its a command from the Lord.
3 Nephi 27:20
"Now this is the commandment: Repent, all ye ends of the earth, and come unto me and be baptized in my name, that ye may be sanctified by the reception of the Holy Ghost, that ye may stand spotless before me at the last day."
I love this promise from the Lord, through repentance and baptism we can be clean and ready to live with God again.
Thats why we repent daily to prepare ourselves for that day.
I love that the Lord provided us so much to be ready for all things.
He prepared the way, He overcame it all :)
I love you all, take care!
Sister Libbey

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Week 74

What a great week!
It's just been so fun here with Sister Ereti and the wonderful people here!
This week I learned to try hard and to be patient for results.
It really was a good week. It's been beautiful weather here so it's been pleasant to be outside.
A scripture that stood out to me this morning was Alma 26:12
"Yea, I know that I am nothing ; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things ; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever."
Christ conducts this all, everything He helps us to receive Joy and to know the things we need to do to help others.
A chapter that also stood out to me this week was Alma 34, all about why we need Christ as our Savior and also about the things we need to do to receive the blessings from Christ Atonement.
You should all read it,
Look you can just click on that haha
Well All theses blessings I know are how God has shown His love for us. 
I hope you all had a fantastic Valentines Day and remember how much Your Father in Heaven Loves You!
Sister Libbey

God's Love in a beautiful Earthly view

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Week 73

Oh my here we are!
This week was so great, of course everything is new to us, but we met some amazing people here in this area. Everyone is so nice and loving.
Plus it is beautiful out here!
My thoughts this week have been about change and progression and especially our decisions.
I look back and see how far I have come, so so very far, in such a short amount of time.
3 years ago I didn't believe in anything.
2 years ago I believed and had a growing testimony of Christ and His love for me and all people.
1 year ago I was just starting my mission, teaching people about the Savior.
Today I love the Lord, His Gospel and Know for a surety, with all my heart, that God is there for us all, He loves us, He knows us, and wants us to be happy.
He has a plan, a plan to bring us the best happiness no matter what the world says and its the Gospel, Faith, Repentance, Baptism, the Holy Ghost, and living that EVERYDAY.
I know this is where I need to be, right now at the time to talk to everyone I can, to bring them closer to Christ.
I love my mission, I don't want to leave and thats okay for now, I am here.
I just hope I can always remember these things, remember this all that I know.
I hope I can forever love what I love.
I love you all! and I hope you have a beautiful Valentines Day!
Sister Libbey

I'll take more photos I promise

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Week 72

Ahhh Changes! Its so fun!
Well transfers have come and I am in a new area, Enchanted Hills just north of Albuquerque.
Also I am training again! Siser Ereti from Olympia, WA
So fun to be in a new place for my last 7 weeks.
It all happened so fast.
Well I got tons to learn so Ill tell you more next week!
Sister Libbey

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Week 71

Hey Y'all!
It was a great week, we had fun and went hiking!!!
So I got many pictures to share but first a spiritual thought.
Alma 29:8-10
For behold, the Lord doth grant unto all nations, of their own nation and tongue , to teach his word, yea, in wisdom, all that he seeth fit that they should have; therefore we see that the Lord doth counsel in wisdom, according to that which is just and true. 
I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy. 
And behold, when I see many of my brethren truly penitent, and coming to the Lord their God, then is my soul filled with joy; then do I remember what the Lord has done for me, yea, even that he hath heard my prayer; yea, then do I remember his merciful arm which he extended towards me. 

I love these verses I read today. They are how I feel, I know that the Lord has called me to be His voice here, to teach Repentance. 
I know that seeing others take and live the gospel is what brings me the most joy.
I love being here and I love the people. I am sad the lack of time but the next 8 weeks will be the best.

I got called to train a new missionary my last 7 weeks! 
I am excited and of course a little nervous but I know the Lord will send us blessings.

Take care and Enjoy the week!
Sister Libbey

Hike the Foothills

Ice Ice

Sister Morris

Sister Wilhelmsen

ABQ EAST, some...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Week 70

Oh my, I just counted how many weeks sisters get on their mission...its about 78....and look Im at 70! ahhhhh
Well The mission is amazing! I absolutely love all it comes with.
The hard times, the joyful times. Its all so fulfilling and I am sad the time is slim but I have accomplished so much here. I have changed so much here! I feel so great, so happy. Its amazing what the gospel does for our lives.
I don;t have much to say today but I do want to give an invitation.
For those who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; keep studying the gospel and about Christ life, and apply what He taught.
and For those who are not members! Take the lessons from the missionaries, email me I'll set you up!
I am not kidding the message we share about the Savior, Jesus Christ is life changing, its fulfilling, its truth!
I love it, and I hope I show I live. I hope I can be a good example of living the gospel.
Jesus Christ lives today and is what truly beings us lasting Joy and Happiness.
There is 3 things to Happiness.
1 Something to Do
2 Something to Love
3 Something to Hope For

and the Gospel of Jesus Christ supplies that all.

I love you all.
Hope you have a great week,
Till next time,
Sister Libbey

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Week 69

This week oh my has been crazy.
So much opposition therefore I have looked to the Lord.
This work is amazing, mostly because of all that the adversary tries to throw at it and it still lives and thrives on.
I have felt much opposition this week, a lot!
The weight of not being perfect is heavy.
I think all missionaries feel this at some point or another, that you just aren't cutting it.
BUT this is the adversary speaking, he is the only one trying to discourage us, the only one trying to weigh us down so that we turn away from this great work.
I have prayed a lot! Mostly for understanding and strength to keep pushing through.
Of course I have weaknesses that need improving we all do! But thats why the Lord has chosen us to do His work. He chooses the weak and simple to fulfill his purpose because it makes Us better!
He cares for all of us and through all our trials it shapes us to be more like Him.
Christ went through all that we go through, He knows and understands.
He is there to bear our burdens, to lift us, because He overcame.
I love this, it took me ages to figure this out. But the Lord truly cares. He lives!
I know He is involved in this world amongst the chaos. He is here being our light.
We just got to follow Him.
I hope you all have the best week. :)
I send my love,
Sister Libbey

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Week 68

Hey! its 2016!!!! ahhhh
Well here we are, everyone setting goals for the new year, hoping to change all at once!
I like goals but I like the small ones you can do per week and gradually progress.
I feel like I have such little time here now on my mission and now is my time to really really focus more than ever before!
I am excited for this month, last month with all our tracting we found many people and now we get to go back and teach! Pray they will feel the spirit and the true of our message!
I love the gospel the simplicity of it all. The knowledge and JOY it brings.
It;s changed my lifes and its fun to look back and see the changes that have come in my life and the huge difference it has made.
This year I hope I can keep it all, keep the spirit and the gospel always.
A scripture that comes to mind is a simple one, about the people of Nephi
2 Nephi 5:27
"And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness."
I hope you all are choosing to be happy. I know I will! Or try to!
Have a great week and send me a letter if you please.
Sister Libbey

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