Friday, May 9, 2014

5/5/2014..Be a redwood

My Week in review: Holy cow..... this week has been so amazing. :) Not only was it the absolute best #s wise but we just feel good about it and we got SO much good work done. It was just a beautiful week. :) We had the privilege of committing one of our investigators, Aaron to baptism on the 24th of May. He is so incredible. :) We have taught him the Restoration, the Plan of Salvation, and taken him on a church tour and read 3 Nephi 11 with him. Tonight, we are teaching him about the Gospel of Jesus Christ too. :) God is good. :) Also, another one of our investigators is going to be baptized in June on the 7th. Her name is Lora and she is AMAZING. RIGHT NOW, she doesn't think she will be ready but she believes it, I just know she does! These next couple weeks are going to be incredible. :) Also, something incredible happened! So, when I left my last area, there was a woman that we were trying to contact and when we talked to her there she said that she was moving and things were crazy. After that, we were never able to contact her again. BUT, turns out, she moved into MY area! I basically followed her! She is incredible and so ready and so receptive! She has such a strong testimony of God and the power of prayer. She is incredible and we are so looking forward to meeting with her. Without a doubt, Heavenly Father has His hand in this marvelous work. :) Those were definitely the more exciting parts of this week but other than that, District Meeting was incredible, the days were warm and beautiful, dinners with members went great and my studies have been going well! Life is good. :) I hope everyone else's lives have been going great as well! I love you all so much!

Spiritual Thought: In reference to Mosiah 4:6, do we trust in the Lord as we should? Are we withholding some of our trust from the Lord? Why? And if so, where is it going? It makes sense that the only place it can go is downward. Is our individual trust in our glorious Savior falling even as Adam and Eve fell? What we ALL need to do, is sink our trust deep into the bedrock of our Lord's love and when we do fall, we can be lifted up by the precious helium of the Atonement and let it fill our minds and souls. Jesus Christ once told us, "Be not Faithless, but believing." Are we withholding even a kernel of dedication from the Savior? If so, why? Is it our fear? Our lack of faith in His divinity? Our Pride? Our  selfishness? Our lack of care? Whatever the case may be, we need to take those vices and figuratively speaking, lock them in a chest to be left here on earth and embark on our journey to the Heavens. Everyday, we can feel that Heaven and fly with our Lord as we leave our doubts and rise in courage, as we take ourselves off the diet of distrustfulness and instead, partake of the feast of faith. Our Savior is real, He is the way, life and light. No man cometh to the Father except by He and no man knoweth true holy save He trust in the Son. :) My invitation is for us all to trust in the Lord! No matter what, put your trust in Him and you will always see the light! "The best time to plant a tree was 30 yrs ago, the 2nd best time is right now. Let the past be the past and not the future. We must focus on our seeds and move forward! With the Lord's help, we can and WILL be a redwood! I love you ALL! :)

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