We asked her what was one experience so far waiting that has made her grow closer to her heavenly father. She said:
Wow this is a tough one, I would have to say it was Christian's experience that he had prior to his mission. He was telling me a story of how he was giving a teaching to a man he had only just met. He shared with me his experience with this man, and he said that the man started to cry during the lesson. Christian told me that seeing that man cry because he could feel the spirit of God made him sure that going on a mission was the right choice for him, and when he made that realisation he started to cry also. A week later he was baptising this man, and receiving immense thanks for "saving his life".
What blessings have you seen come from waiting?:
Blessings, I am not sure! I think that when Christian gets home, he will be my blessing. I think that doing something truly remarkable for another person (such as waiting for our missionaries) not only make us better people and stronger people, but it also makes us wiser and more aware of how important the people in our lives are. I know that every MG now appreciates their missionaries so much more now, and that is a blessing in itself.
What is your favorite scripture:
As I am not a Mormon I don't know the scriptures, but I do have a favourite prayer. I am sure a lot of people know it, it is called the Serenity prayer. And if you don't know it, here it is;
God, light of my life, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Do you have any special talents we should know about?
Special talents? Hmm I am afraid not! Maybe my talent is patience?
(patience is a good talent! haha)
What advice do you wanna give to other girls?:
My advice to other girls waiting for a missionary is to never jump to conclusions, especially if they are not writing or emailing as often as you would like. It can be very hard if you have not heard from them for a while, and I know it may seem as if they no longer have feelings for you. But about 99.9% of time, it is only because they are so incredibly busy! I for one have not received a letter in almost 6 months now, and missionaries in Auckland are not permitted to email anyone but family members. But despite this, you have to remember how much your missionary cares for you, and mainly DO NOT make this influence what you write in your letters! Letting you emotions get the best of you when you are angry or feeling hurt will not help your missionary.
Tell us more about you!:
Something about me! Well I am currently studying Urban and Environmental Planning at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. I am in my 4th year (almost) and that is where I met Christian! And now I could not imagine my life without him! So I live with my Dad and my older Sister, and my two gorgeous cats Lacey and Lola. If anyone is wondering where the "Snowflake" part of my name came from, it was a nickname given to me by a friend, and now Christian (or Christo) calls me his Snowflake, so I stuck with it!