For me, love is:
Love is thinking of everyone but yourself; serving them, praying for them, and wanting nothing but the best for them.
Love is the knowledge of the true gospel of Jesus Christ. It's knowing that we have an eternal Father in Heaven that showed the ultimate sign of love: by sending his son to this earth to be an example to us. He sent his son to die for us, and his son accepted... Because he loves us all perfectly. So perfectly he bore the sins of every person to ever walk the earth. He bled from every pore.
Love is the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
Love is sacrifice.
Love is selfless.
Serving a mission is love- you're doing all these things. Always.
Serving a mission doesn't require a name tag and a companion. All it takes is personal commitment to share the love of Christ to all men.
Love is sharing the gospel.
And so I begin my journey to love the people of the Alpenländische Mission, to share with everyone the love of our savior, Jesus Christ.
It's going to be hard- I know. But all good things require work. And if you love the work you're doing, it's not so much work, but rather a whole lot of fun!
So get on your knees and pray, then get on your feet and work! Serve everyone. Love them even more.
Wish me luck! Best of wishes to everyone!
I'll be right back ;)
Sister Gilmour xx