"I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy." Alma 29:9
Monday, May 1, 2017
This week was a blur!
Why hello there, you fabulous people!
This week is sort of a blur. We knocked a lot and tried to visit people, but here's some of the highlights!
We had zone conference! We started talking about hurricanes since the season is coming up and President and Sister Richardson taught us. It's so sad to think that they go home in July. I love them so much and I have no doubt that the Lord called them here at this specific time.
Mogni Family: They're doing wonderfully! We met with them on Tuesday night and talked a lot about faith. We invited them (again) to be baptized. They were pretty quiet, then Rosa asked, "Do we have to be baptized at the same time?" We told her that they didn't and asked if she wanted to be baptized. She looked all shy and said, "How you say...it would be my pleasure! I was going to jump in [the font] if you didn't ask me!" What? Where did that come from? We were shocked but so excited! She picked out May 13 as her baptismal date and is so excited. Guido and Kyle aren't so sure yet, but they are making wonderful progress. The other ward that meets in our building had a baptism and the Mogni family attended. When we invited Guido he said, "Oh no-what if you convince me [to be baptized]?" It was so funny! They loved it and weren't even weirded out when we had to madly rush away to get home before 9:30 haha. They are awesome!
We do service for a cute nonmember named Yvonne on Friday. We've been helping her every Friday for about a month with different projects around her house. This week Sister Mills and Sister Cohen painted the trim in a spare room and Sister Root and I cleaned her back patio. We sat down for lunch and she started telling us that she didn't understand why there are so many religions, so the four of us took the opportunity to teach her about the Restoration. She's learned a little about the church before, but she's excited to come to church with us next week and see if this is the answer she's been searching for!
There was an Interfaith activity, so we set up a table with some pamphlets, cards, DVDs, and juice boxes. We got to talk to a lot of Jewish people and actually saw a few people we've prayed with or taught before! It was so fun to see the whole community come together. It was a reminder that we are all brothers and sisters and because of that we need to share the truth we've been blessed to have. A quote I've been thinking about this week is by President Heber J. Grant, "The first great commandment is to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, might, mind and strength: and the second is like unto it, to love our neighbors as ourselves. And the best way in the world to show our love for our neighbor is to go forth and proclaim the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, of which he has given us an absolute knowledge concerning its divinity." I love that! How better show our love for others than by sharing the good news of the Gospel? I invite you all to seek opportunities to share the Gospel in whatever way you can. I know that you will receive more happiness by doing so and it will bless you just as much as it blesses those you share with.