Monday, January 19, 2015

Endings Are Not Our Destiny!

17 months ago it seemed like I would be here forever. My Grandpa had just passed away and all I wanted was to be with my family. I found myself thinking about how much longer I had to go and about the missionaries I knew around me already going home. "This," I thought, "is never going to end!"

I can certainly say that at that point, I just didn't get it. Luckily, I pushed through that first transfer. It wasn't easy but that's not what it's about. How grateful I am for the many people who have so greatly impacted my life. The past 18 months have certainly been the best for my life to this point. I am not the same person I once was. The reason being The Atonement. There has been such a mighty change wrought in my heart that I have "no more disposition to do evil but to do good continually." (Mosiah 5:2) 

I will be weird when I get home but we'll just keep it that way :) 

I don't have the words to express what I feel so I will just use some of President Uchtdorf's. 

"In light of what we know about our eternal destiny, is it any wonder that whenever we face the bitter endings of life, they seem unacceptable to us? There seems to be something inside of us that resists endings.

Why is this? Because we are made of the stuff of eternity. We are eternal beings, children of the Almighty God, whose name is Endless13 and who promises eternal blessings without number. Endings are not our destiny.

The more we learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ, the more we realize that endings here in mortality are not endings at all. They are merely interruptions—temporary pauses that one day will seem small compared to the eternal joy awaiting the faithful.

How grateful I am to my Heavenly Father that in His plan there are no true endings, only everlasting beginnings."

I would dare say that this ending, that of being a full-time missionary is 'unacceptable.' But I understand the Atonement and I am prepared to push forward. 

As I always say, "Onward, ever Awkward!"
Alyssa from the Riverton South Stake now live in Lincoln with her husband

Hobb, Sister Starkey, and Sister Newbold 
The Lincoln Sisters

Sister Dumont

Monday, January 12, 2015


Did I ever tell you what NOM really stands for? Not Ordinary Missionaries! 

I love that! It came from sister Weston about a year ago in one of her trainings. She's so cute! Y'all may need to fight her for me. She says I'm not leaving and I said, "okay." I am so grateful for President and Sister Weston and their examples for me. We were told twice in a month from 2 different general authorities that we're not assigned to missions but to the mission president and his wife. Boy, is that true! 

This week was great. We received news that now both us and the Elders in Plattsmouth will work in Fairview and Plattsmouth. We're working to coordinate all that.

We had interviews this week. I love President Weston! He just reassured me that no effort is wasted and he invited me to look back and see how I have changed and grown. He also reminded me that this will never happen again in ETERNITY.........gaul President, thanks!

All I'm trying to say is being a missionary is the best! But guess what, we're all called to be missionaries! Missionary work will never end until our Great Leader says we're done. I hope we can all find ways this year to give the gift of "Feeding his sheep" to the Savior. 

I'm sorry I'm so lame and don't have a lot to say. Miracles have not ceased!

I love you all :) 

Sister Dumont

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Years Y'all!

Parent Note:  Only two more of these! Yay! The over/under on her last post before coming home is 7 sentences, place your bets.

Well....ya know what they say...when you welcome the new year, the old one's gone. 

That's not actually what they say.....

So we began the week with teaching Ashlee (her twin sister's name is Nicole...ironic). She made us some BOMB baked ziti. It was oh so good. 

Wednesday we partied hard. and by that we mean we were in bed by 10:30 and slept great! The Gray family had a party so we ate some good food there and got to know some folk.

New years day we went to the trail center with Ashley (recent convert) to see the gingerbread displays before they closed on Sunday. She loved it. Guess who was there...Sister Case :) so naturally we sang for her since we didn't on our tour a few weeks ago. Sister Case invited us all to, this year, focus on the successes and not the failures :) I love her. 

We had MLC on Friday. As a mission we are all starting 12 week over. The good news is I'll get to do at least 2 weeks :) 

I was emailing President Weston today about some sisters and I said something really profound for once :) haha I said, "everyone is adequate because we're children of God." Think about that next time you feel inadequate. 

I love you all so much! Miracles have not ceased! 

Love Sister Dumont
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