Monday, February 23, 2015

100 days left.

Today, as I prepare to enter the MTC in 100 days, I am full of gratitude. 
I am grateful 
for a beautiful perspective on life.  
for an amazing family who is so supportive of my decision to serve.  
for a loving Father in Heaven who really is involved in every detail of my life.  
for the gift of the Holy Ghost that I am able to better listen and do what the Lord wants me to do.  
for the faith that I have.  
for my perfect mission call that I can return to the oh so sacred spot of Independence, Missouri.
for amazing friends that I get to associate with so frequently.  
for the school that I go to and the environment that I am privileged to be apart of.  
for the blessings of the temple

this is a picture i took at one of the most special places to me.. haun's mill. i visited this church history site many years ago with an amazing group of friends. i felt the spirit so strongly in this place as we learned and taught about what happened in this field in 1838. it is probably one of the first times i felt the spirit so strongly. as i prepare to enter the mission field in {100} days, i am constantly thinking about how grateful i am for the privilege to feel that very same spirit i felt there everyday of my life. 
it is a constant support for me and guides me through my trials. 
to understand and learn more about the spirit of our heavenly father, watch this video:

the feeling i felt and what i learned here changed my life. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Acceptance Letter

Dear Brethren
I accept my call to serve in the Missouri Independence Mission reporting June 3, 2015 to the Provo MTC.
I am so excited to serve in this mission and know that this is exactly where I am supposed to be. I believe very strongly that everyone is called to their mission for a reason and that the whole process is inspired. I had faith that I would be called to where was best for me but it wasn't until I opened my call that I really believed that to be true for me.
Three and a half years ago, I went on a church history trip that went to all the church history sites from Utah to New York. We visited so many of the visitors' centers along the way and I owe most of my testimony to those sites and the powerful testimonies of the sister missionaries that served at those sites. I have went back and looked at journal entries that I had written during this time and my life and it has been so exciting and fun for me to see how the spirit I felt at the church history sites, specifically the ones in Missouri, really shaped my testimony and really shaped who I am today. Throughout the past couple of weeks, I have really been able to recognize the hand of the Lord in my life so greatly and a large part of that is with my mission call. I know that this call was inspired and I cannot think of any other place in the world that would fit me better. He cares about each and every one of us and really is involved in all the details of our lives. It amazes me everyday. I can't wait to share what I know to others and to help them find the joy that I have found in this gospel. Everything about life becomes beautiful, even the hard times and trials. Being able to have an eternal perspective about everything is such a blessing to me.
I love learning more about Church History and have a strong testimony that Joseph Smith is without a doubt a prophet of the Lord that was prepared to restore His true gospel on the Earth today. I look up to him and all the Saints of this time and the sacrifices they made in order to follow Christ. They knew that the gospel was true.
I am looking forward to serving the people in Missouri and especially to serve in the Visitors' Center. I can't wait to meet the members of the areas I will work in and help, care, and love them. I am excited to serve the Lord. I know without a shadow of a doubt that this is for sure what I am supposed to be doing in my life. I look forward to see what is in store for me.

Sister Cydne Morgan

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Temple - 2.13.15

I went through the St. George temple on February 13, 2015.  It was such a special day for me.  My mom and stepdad were able to come up from Vegas for it along with my sweet aunt and uncle.  Also, so grateful that my sister was able to be there with on that very special day.

I am so grateful for the covenants I was able to make in the temple that morning.  The blessings of the temple are so incredible and I feel so blessed to have been able to receive my endowments this morning.

The St. George Temple is beyond gorgeous.  To learn more about why Mormons build temples like this one all around the world, click here.

My sweet mommy.  She is the best. 

I can't even say how glad I am that Mike was able to be there for me.  He came all the way from Alaska!

My beautiful sissy and I. She is such an amazing example to me.