This Thanksgiving I was pondering the things I am grateful for. And a thought popped into my mind. The Refiners Fire. My Refiners Fire. I saw the course of my mission and thought of who I was at the beginning and who I am now. I than realized that I am so grateful for the hard moments of my mission. I became overwhelmed as I expressed my gratitude to my Heavenly Father for my trials. "How strange," I prayed, "that I'm thanking You for the moments that nearly broke me, pushed me, and tried me. And even stranger that I praying that You will give me more of those moments." If there is one thing I've learned, it's that the Refiners Fire allows God to shape us into who He needs us to be. Not by force, but because we become humbled and allow Him to shape us. I understand that I have not yet escaped my Refiners Fire, and I doubt I will in this lifetime, but I'm grateful for that.
Thank you all so much for your love and support!!