September 25, 2017

El Fin.

Mis Familias y Amigos,

And now, these are the words of (Hermana Van Deusen) to her brethren, which say thus: My brothers and my brethren, behold say unto you, how great reason have we to rejoice; for could we have supposed when we started from the land of Zarahemla that God would have granted unto us such great blessings?

And now, ask, what great blessings has he bestowed upon us? Can ye tell?

Behold, answer for you; for our brethren, the Lamanites, were in darkness, yea, even in the darkest abyss, but behold, how many of them are brought to behold the marvelous light of God! And this is the blessing which hath been bestowed upon us, that we have been made instruments in the hands of God to bring about this great work.

16 Therefore, let us gloryyea, we will glory in the Lord; yea, we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercyand of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, say unto you, cannot say the smallest part which feel.

35 Now have we not reason to rejoice? Yea, say unto you, there never were men that had so great reason to rejoice as we, since the world began; yea, and my joy is carried away, even unto boasting in my God; for he has all powerall wisdom, and all understanding; he comprehendeth all things, and he is merciful Being, even unto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on his name.

I can't say it better myself. I am so grateful for the opportunity that I have had to serve as a full-time missionary. It was the best decision of/for my life. 

I love you all!

Hermana Van Deusen

September 18, 2017

10 days....

Mi Familia y Amigos,

Well Panama is giving me everything it's got!! This week I almost got bit by a coral snake, a dog (who am I kidding, SEVERAL dogs), and the lightning has been striking very close.... 

BUT life is good!! We are working harder than ever and seeing the miracles for it. 

There's not much time today, so I'll leave it at that. I love and miss you all! See you soon. 

Hermana Van Deusen 

July 31, 2017


Mi Familia y Amigos, 

I LOVE ALCALDE DIAZ!!! It's beautiful and lively, and I just really REALLY love it! The only thing that is not so fun are all of the hills (more acurately described as mini mountains)... we don't walk, we hike! But I'm loving the excercise (at least that's what I tell myself haha) and the people we meet definitely make it all worth it! My comp is fantastic and a really hard worker, we are having fun running from all of the dogs together... (;

This week I fell in love again with the story of Zeezrom. If you don't remember, Zeezrom was a rich/wicked lawyer from Ammonihah who after hearing the words spoken by Alma and Amulek, repented and changed his life. My favorite part of the story is found in Alma 15. Zeezrom, laying sick with a burning fever, asked Alma to heal him. Alma responded as follows, 

"6 And it came to pass that Alma said unto him, taking him bthe hand: Believest thou in the power of Christ unto salvation?
And he answered and said: Yea, believe all the words thathou hast taught.
And Alma said: If thou believest in the redemption of Christ thou canst be healed.
And he said: Yea, believe according to thy words.
10 And then Alma cried unto thLord, saying: Lord our Godhave mercy on this man, and heal him according to his faitwhich is in Christ.
11 And when Alma had said theswords, Zeezrom leaped upon his feet, and began to walk; anthis was done to the great astonishment of all the people; and the knowledge of this wenforth throughout all the lanof Sidom.
12 And Alma baptized Zeezrom unto the Lord; and he began frothat time forth to preach unto the people."
May we all follow the example of Zeezrom, and "Leap upon (our) feet". Life is hard, and their are always trials, but if we believe in the "power of Christ unto salvation", we have no need to fear. I love this gospel so much!!! Have a fantastic week!!!! 
Love, Hermana Van Deusen
When I say "Kayleigh in the Jungle"... it's not a joke haha