"Faith is a gift of God bestowed as a reward for personal righteousness. It is always given when righteousness is present, and the greater the measure of obedience to God's laws, the greater will be the endowment of faith."-Elder Bruce R. McConkie
This quote was on the program at sacrament last Sunday. It's amazing how aware our Heavenly Father is of us and knows exactly what we need and when because this quote is definitely something I needed at that time.
About 2 weeks ago, I received news that all the LDSSA sororities and fraternities were coming to an end. I was shocked when I received the e-mail and re-read it multiple times hoping that I may have misread something. Unfortunately, each time I read it the same sad news was given. Tears automatically came to my eyes and I was so sad and honestly heart broken that this was happening. I loved the organization especially my lovely Gamma chapter and it's amazing girls. We had been busy planning things for the next year and I was getting so excited to serve the girls and try my best to fulfill my calling as president. The news left me confused and very sad.
Since then, we've had a few meetings and I've talked to many of the girls about what has happened and why and I couldn't be more grateful for their amazing and strong testimonies that really put things into perspective for me.
This decision came from God. This knowledge really comforted me and put me at peace. I'm sure it wasn't easy for Him because he loves us so much and knows how much this means to many people, but he wouldn't just take something precious away without there being something better He has in store for us. I have to have faith in the Lord and I know that He knows what is best.
Luckily we get to finish out the summer so we are gonna go out with a bang! I am so grateful for the organization and what it has done for me, Gamma in particular. I will always love and cherish it.