Sister Sarah Curtis

Spain Madrid Mission



Sister Sarah Nicole Curtis
Spain Madrid Mission
Calle Fuerteventura 4,3, Office 8b
28703 San Sebastian de los Reyes


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September 12, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

It's a great day to be alive!

Hola, que tal?? 

Another week come and gone here in Lugo. This week was another week of missionary work- a week filled with service and helping others. This week we worked in an orchard of a member, pulling weeds and clearing things out so she can start planting things, we made arepas (yum!), sang in sacrament, and contacting in the rain of course! 

This week my companion and I had the opportunity to sing at the farewell of a sister in our ward. She is going to serve in Chile and leaves in about 2 weeks! We practiced and practiced the song all week long because we wanted to prepare it and be ready the best that we could. All went well and we did it! Sunday we also had the opportunity to teach in relief society. The lesson #3 of President Gordon B Hinckley- cultivating an attitude of happiness and a spirit of optimism. I loved reflecting on this message and if you haven't read it, I'm inviting you to read it this week and really think on how you can cultivate an attitude of happiness and spirit of optimism. The world we live in, it's so easy to be negative to look at the bad and to focus on what's going on, but we have the gospel of Jesus Christ and we are so blessed! 

President Hinckley shares about his mom saying "a happy attitude and smiling countenance could boost one over almost any misfortune and that every individual was responsible for his own happiness." He then goes on to talk about how in the mission field, him and his companion made everyday a great day, especially their time in the mission field. I'm grateful for this example and this made me think of someone really special in my life, my mom. 

Mom is a great example of this because when I was working at Brighton girls camp, she would write me and remind me "it's a great day to be a camp counselor!" Now in the mission she reminds me, "it's a great day to be a missionary." 

And now To those who are reading this... I'm saying to you, "it's a great day to be alive, it's a great day to be a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!" 

We are so blessed!!! 

This life is a time when we can grow and become more like our Father, but we can't do this alone. We need to help of our Savior, we need his teachings, his guidance, and we need to do our part too. 

If you're going through a little bit of a rough patch right now, take a deep breathe, don't worry because it happens to everyone. What you're going through right now will help you grow and become the person that your father in heaven wants you to become and knows you can be... if you are humble and let him work with you. 

President Hinckley reminds us, 

"Be believing. Be happy. Don’t get discouraged. Things will work out." 

We have "good news" in our church, don't forget that! 

There is a primary song that I love and it goes something like "I belong to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I know who I am. I know gods plan, I'll follow him in faith. I believe in the savior Jesus Christ I'll honor his name. I'll do what is right, I'll follow his light, his truth I will proclaim." 

I feel so grateful and so blessed to be here in Spain, in LUGO as a missionary and representative of my Savior. 

Of course there are good days, there are harder days... but at the end of the day, it's always a great day to be a missionary. 

It's a great day to be alive! 

I just wanted to leave with my testimony that I know this church is true. I know our savior lives. I know our father in heaven loves and knows each one of us personally. I am grateful for his love and I'm grateful for the knowledge that I have that I'm a child of God. 

You are a child of God! 

Have a great week and love someone a little extra this special valentines week! :) 

Next week we are headed to Madrid for a zone tour, so I will write Tuesday. 

Have a great week- LOVE YOU 

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