25th August 2015 – Last week in Temple Square before outbound

Boy I am so thankful for this week on Temple Square!

Tomorrow I leave for Oakland California/San Francisco Mission…This week has been so busy that I haven’t had a spare moment to think about it…That’s the way it needed to be, I think :). I have been so blessed to be companion’s with Sister Burke from Sunshine Coast, Australia! πŸ™‚

I didn’t ever think that I would be companion’s with an Australian or New Zealand missionary. I have been truly blessed!

Sister Burke has complete love for the people she teaches and for the Sisters around us. She loves everyone! That charity and love shows when she listens and values what people say. She is always happy and is always looking for opportunities to help and lift other sisters. I am learning so much from her! She is a great friend :).

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Sister Burke and I! 😊
Sister Burke and I! 😊

This week I was able to serve in the Beehive House! The President Brigham Young’s home in Salt Lake City. Brigham Young is an inspiring leader who taught by example.

Brigham Young was the second President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was also the Governor of Utah and the Superintendent of Indian Affairs. The most sacred position he ever held was husband and father.

Every night at 6:30pm, President Young gathered family and guests to participate in a family prayer. This time was often not just for prayer. The children would give musical performances and have spiritual devotionals also. No matter what responsibilities we have, we can always make time for what’s most important and that is God and family.

“As a young boy, Heber J. Grant frequented President Brigham Young’s home. If Heber happened to be there at prayer time, he was invited to kneel with the family and participate in family prayer. Those prayers had a lasting effect on Heber. He later recalled, β€œUpon more than one occasion, because of the inspiration of the Lord to Brigham Young while he was supplicating God for guidance, I have lifted my head, turned and looked at the place where Brigham Young was praying, to see if the Lord was not there. It seemed to me that he talked to the Lord as one man would talk to another.”” (Teachings: Heber J. Grant)

On Sunday morning, Elder and Sister Clarke came and spoke at our Sacrament meeting! πŸ™‚ Elder Clarke shared five points that we can all learn from and apply in our lives. . Make your life Christ centered. Your relationship with the Savior, Jesus Christ is vital and most important. Without Him there is nothing. No eternal families, no resurrection, no forgiveness. If people came to your home, will people that come in recognize that you love Jesus Christ? Put pictures of Him. Give an account to Him each day.

  1. Make your life Christ centered. Your relationship with the Savior, Jesus Christ is vital and most important. Without Him there is nothing. No eternal families, no resurrection, no forgiveness. If people came to your home, will people that come in recognize that you love Jesus Christ? Put pictures of Him. Give an account to Him each day.
  2. Know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet and every day testify of Him. How did you come to know Joseph Smith was a Prophet? He has done more for the salvation of men save Jesus Christ Himself. Never doubt your testimony.
  3. The Book of Mormon. Do I love the Book of Mormon? When I have time do I read the Book of Mormon? Read the Book of Mormon every single day.
  4. Families. They are the most important social unit in eternity. Have family prayer and family scripture study!
  5. The Temple. Attend the Temple regularly! Work there! Keep your Temple covenants.

I love Sister Wong, Sister Rivas, Sister Rajah, Sister Taglavia, Sister Piutau, Sister Li and Sister Burke!! I have learned so much serving them. I have had so much fun this week with these Sisters!!! I will miss them. Their next District Leader is so blessed and lucky to be with them :))).

Sister Wong, Sister Rivas, Sister Rajah, Sister Taglavia, Sister Piutau, Sister Li and Sister Burke
Sister Wong, Sister Rivas, Sister Rajah, Sister Taglavia, Sister Piutau, Sister Li and Sister Burke

​Our District outside of the Beehive House…I am thankful for a Prophet and for these beautiful Sisters!

Next week I will be in Oakland! Woohooo! πŸ™‚

Talk to you then!

Love,

Sister Lyreche Tata

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