Missionary Moment 19: You Are Never Alone

Hello! It has been another great week in Prague! This week started sunny and warm and now we have snow again! This week I’d like to talk some more about learning the language. Czech is very difficult to learn. I’ve been trying for almost six months now. I’m definitely getting better, but sometimes I still struggle, especially here in Prague where there are so many different accents!There are times, sometimes even days, when I don’t understand anything but a few random words. In these moments, it is very easy for me to feel isolated and alone. Without being able to understand or communicate, I am left with a pretty real “barrier” betwean me and the rest of the world. It feels very lonely sometimes. However, I have learned a few things in these moments. The first and most important being we are never, never, alone. We have a God in Heaven who loves us, and no matter what language we speak, no matter what language we understand, He understands us perfectly. And, if we will listen, he will speak to us in a way that we can understand regardless of language.
In Doctrine and Covenants section 8 verse 2 says:

Yea, behold, I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart.

I know that this is true, I know that we can really recieve answers and comfort from God, through the Holy Ghost, in our own minds and our own hearts, regardless of where we are or what we are going through. You are not alone! Have faith! Stay strong! You can do hard things! God is with us!
See you all later!

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  1. Gpa says:

    I know exactly how you feel. The same way I did after 6 months into my mission to Japan. There was no language training back then. Just 1 week general missionary training in SLC, 1 week at the mission home in Tokyo, and then I was in Hiroshima with my first companion. Learning/memorizing the missionary discussions in Japanese was like memorizing the Bible backwards. At 6 months I was just starting to grasp the language. Shortly thereafter, things started falling in place. I do remember clearly times after I had just studied a discussion, I taught it flawlessly – I felt it was the gift of tongues.

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