Monday, January 25, 2016
Hey hey family and friends!!
Another week at the grind. :) But really, though some days may feel long it was a glorious day, and I sure shooting loved every moment we chose to be guided by the Spirit.
So where to begin! We were able to take some time last week and set up some service for this week. We will be working with Habitat for Humanity in their customer service area. I am super stoked for that! Last week with our service we were able to work with the Bishop's storehouse and the Community Food Bank distribution center in Tucson. That was pretty awesome! It feels so good to serve!
We were able to also see Amy again this past week.we met with her and she again shared her dislike of how she was treated at church but she was also insistent that this wasn't for anyone else but her and God and she would persist. Inspiring. We shared the Restoration with her and a copy of the Book of Mormon and with a few choice :) words to describe her reaction to the First Vision, she wanted to meet again. She could feel it was good. And she was committed to coming to church again . She came and was greeted by a few members who were reminded of those who come in feeling a little lonelier and may be new. And she shared how much she has enjoyed the feeling of our first meeting and the lesson. We will be seeing her .
We also had some amazing contact with some of the Recent Converts in the ward this past week. Secret is probably my favorite experience. She is where the poster "Born Again" comes from. She described the good feeling of her baptism and the desire to make sure she is in such a good place eachso she is able and worthy to take the Sacrament. How often do we try and prepare spiritually for this most sacred ordinance? She was inspiring to me as was this poster in her home. The coming off of an old self and the appearance of a clearer, newer self, more willing to be devoted to the Lord.
I am grateful for the changes that the Lord has worked in me and still will. I would like to leave with you this testimony which has become my own. I bear testimony, as one of His duly ordained disciples--that Jesus is the Living Christ, the immortal Son of God. He is the great King Immanuel, who stands today on the right hand of His Father. He is the light, the life, and the hope of the world. His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come. God be thanked for the matchless gift of His divine Son.
I love you all so very much. may we all love more fully this week. And with a heart wide open to let the Spirit in and help you see others as the Father does.