Saturday, January 10, 2009

Day 1 (Well actually 5, but its post one, so its day one)

I'm hoping this little blog thing will help me do the journal entries required for my classes, and also keep track of all of these amazing experiences. This week has been jam packed with realizations, shocks of lighting, light bulbs turning on in my head and just a wonderful spirit. I have really gained a testimony of the Career Workshop and also of my decision to go on this internship. One of these days I'll explain the whole story, but I just have felt so much this week that I was supposed to go at this time and with these people. I couldn't have picked a better group to be with and I am so excited to hear everyone's stories.

Today we went and toured Welfare Square and the Humanitarian Aid Center here in Salt Lake. What a great way to end the training. I was on the verge of tears all morning as I learned about the different ways that the church helps the less fortunate. I was so impressed by the way the church has organized each of these programs and how the overlap in such a manner that all are cared for and every detail is thought of. As I sat at the end of the tour in the Humanitarian Aid Center I cried and just thought of how perfect it all was. THE CHURCH IS TRUE! That's all I could think. I silently thanked my Heavenly Father for giving me such a blessing as to be a part of this church and for the opportunity that I have to administer part of it through the Employment office down in Chile. I can't believe we leave tomorrow!

Then we of course had graduation from the training and the weirdest thing happened. One of the former interns walks in and I say to myself, 'I know that guy...' Turns out he came up to Alaska last summer and I was his tour guide on the trolley. What a small world! And now that I think about it he told me about the internship, so it just goes to show that the Lord has his plans and purposes and sometimes we don't even realize it until His plan comes full circle. So amazing.


  1. sounds pretty fun. I am jealous. its way cold here.

  2. Hey girlie! Butler here. If you don't mind, I'm totally going to live in Chile vicariously through you. I'm extremely jealous that you get to go back, especially under these kinds of circumstances. You had better keep posting consistently on here, because I'm looking forward to hearing about it. Have a safe trip! Peace out.

  3. Hey Jody! I hope you have an awesome experience! I look forward to living vicariously through you as you travel the world.

    Love, Jessalyn

  4. I'm so glad you got there safe Jody! You girls stay safe out there! Yes it's so humid and hot here it's unreal! Love you and miss you too!!! do a good job updating your blog so we can find out what you guys are up to!