July 5, 2011 (Letter)
Hello Mom and Dad
How are you guys doing? Dearelder.com will be the best way to send letters because I will get it that day that you sent it. With emails it is hard because it’s only on Tuesdays and only for 30 minutes. I was so happy to get a dearelder letter today [Symbol]. I miss everyone back home so much. That is so to hear that Bethany had the opportunity to go through the temple. I am so excited that she is getting married. I know that she will be great wife and a mom. Tell her congratulations from me! That is also cool that you got to see a picture of Suzanna at the temple with her family. I am so happy for them and I know they will be blessed.
It makes me so happy to hear that your lesson on the Path to Happiness went well and that you had a good feeling come from it. I would love to hear more about your lesson and read it and enjoy the feelings that you have felt. I love you so much and love that you are sending me lessons you teach. I know that they can touch me and help me while doing the Lord’s work. You are such a great example to me. I am so glad that things are going well and I hope to send you some pictures soon. When I got here we found out that we wouldn’t be able to do a session in the Provo Temple because it’s closed until the 29th. I was so bummed. We are able to be on temple grounds on Sundays. MTC is amazing and I love it here.
I love you guys so much and want you to know that I love this gospel. I love my Savior and thank Him every day for what he has done for me. I have a testimony of prayer and how powerful it is in our life and how it impacts us when we communicate with our Heavenly Father. It blesses me so much and I know that our Heavenly Father will help us if we ask. I have seen that a lot especially in the last 5 days. I am so grateful for my family and that no matter where we are, we are blessed and protected. I am so grateful to serve a mission and to share my testimony with others.
Love Sister Bickley