Well, let's see. This week FLEW by! We do weekly planning on fridays and on Friday I couldn't believe we are already planning for week two! We are really being blessed here in this area. We were able to meet with a less active family, and the wife of one of the young men became a new investigator and she was really excited to read and pray about the Book of Mormon. Sometimes we feel like Heavenly Father blesses us way more than we deserve. Many of the people we are teaching just kind of fell into our laps. I mean, it's no coincidence, but He is way too good to us. And tonight we have a meeting with a less active whose 3 kids want to take the lessons. This less active's name is Cindy. Cindy is renting a house from some other members who now live in Washington, so we went to go visit them and we met her. That was a miracle in and of itself. She went to BYU and loved it and some things happened and now she wants to feel Heavenly Father's presence more, so we are excited to work with her. There is another Less active lady, Lisa who we are teaching. She is awesome, and her kids are way cool. Her mom and sister just went through the temple and actually, her sister is the wife of brother vigil, the catholic man who was just baptised, so that's kind of neat. And Jenice is being baptized on Tuesday! We are beyond excited for her! We were talking this morning how, the ward missionaries are going to meet with her more and we are going to meet with her less and we were really sad about that, I don't think either one of us necessarily want to do that, but we really have to. We want her to love the Gospel more than anything. But, we met with her family last night and they are all just as sweet. Her dad has lost an eye and a leg and has dialysis 3x a week but he is the nicest man. They enjoy having us in their home, and we are excited to share with them the message of the Restored Gospel. We were able to be in a lot of places at exactly the right time this week too, so that was super cool. Sometimes we don't really know if it's the Spirit or us telling us where to go and what to do or guiding us, but it doesn't really matter. If it's good, do it.
Oh, and I guess our zone has been down on finding so we are really working or that. But, I think that's about all the major things that have been going on. Things are good here. We are doing our best and I can tell that the Lord is pleased because He keeps blessing us with people to teach and His spirit to do it. But, we also know there is always room for improvement. We are working on that as well.
I will just share something that has been on my mind this week as well. There is a story in Alma about the Stripling Warriors. There is a part that talks about their dedication, and specifically their obedience. It talks about how they were obedient to EXACTNESS. Now, it never said they were perfect, or flawless, just obedient. We don't have to be perfect to be obedient. It is possible. There was a scripture in Matt, and also 3 Nephi that was talking about the Salt of the earth. We are the salt of the earth. In Christ's time salt had to be pure, couldn't be mixed with anything to be used as a perservative. (this was when Christ was giving the Sermon on the Mount) There is also a scripture in Doctrine and Covenants that talks about how if the hearts of the children are not turned to the fathers and the hearts of the fathers not turned to the children the earth shall be utterly wasted at His coming. These are just random scsriptures, they connect I promise, It might just take a minute to explain.
When we are obedient, not perfect, to the laws of the Lord we become prepared to enter the temple. When we are prepared to enter into the Lord's house we are becoming the salt of the earth because we are pure, undefiled. When we go to the temple for ourselves, and then for our ancestors, we are turning the hearts, our hearts, to the children and to the fathers. We, the salt, are preserving the earth. The earth was created for us, not us for it.
Anyways, that's just my thought for the day.
Love you all!