Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Fathers, Headaches and A Beautiful World

Ok everybody --  this week has been soooooo busy. Doesn't even feel like
it has been a full week.  Sister Cundick and I cover two wards and
they are exploding with missionary work we have appt.s  with members
who want to know what they can do to help us in missionary work and
hen tell us that they are going to invite people for us to visit and
meet that maybe perhaps they would hear a message from us that bring
blessings in their lives. I am so blessed right now. It us hard but
good. Sometimes I really want to take some cat naps but I dont have
time for that.

Summer time I feel like it hard for missionaries to teach because
everyone still as lives and want to do everything for vacation all but
listen to us but then that's when families are home and we meet so
many people out side BBQing or walking their dogs etc. It is
definitely pros and cons to this.

Jobe is this 11 year old boy who finally decided that he wants to be
baptized!!! He is amazing, he loves talking about sports so him and I
contented  real quick but I let him down not knowing a lot about
basketball teams. Sad but true. But we were talking about the last two
dates in July but some hills came into the road and now he is thinking
about December. Anyway I am still glad that he is wanting to be
baptized! Then there's Michael, after teaching the Restoration he has
agreed that this is for him and that everything that we taught is
true. He wants to be better and it is truly amazing!!

It was also Father's Day! Love you Dad! We share the video earthly
father Heavenly Father. I know that is how our Heavenly Father feels
and thinks about us and I know my dad does too! 
Love you Dad!

This week I was also privileged to hear from Elder Lawrence and his
wife . He gave the amazing talk What Lack I yet and he is an amazing
speaker. At Stake Conference he talked about Satan in a way that
allowed us to know him better and his role. Since we learned that he
continued speaking how we can not be influenced by him. Sister
Lawrence was an amazing speaker too! She talked about the plan of
Salvation but in a way that everything makes sense especially life
after death and what we need to do to prepare for it.  There is just
sooo much!

 Then Yesterday we heard from them again as a mission well half of the mission. Before sister lawerence got up to start her talk elder Lawrence got up and said that what she is going to say is meaty stuff
and that we should take lots of notes. That is what I did. In the scriptures it talks about how we need to have a spiritual feast, that is what happened. I wanted to know more and more and more and more and
more but because of time at couldn't happen. I really understand now why I am here on a mission, what my purpose is, what I did before earth life to be here at this time at this spot and being me. 
I know what I have to do .... So much stuff! 
After her amazing talk/discussion with us elder Lawrence got up and started to expand on it
but brought in sacrifice. 
He told our mission that we are doing a great job and that is showing. He can tell of what he has seen and
discussed with the he leaders that we have desires to be obedient, to invite others to be baptized to do the lords work to do whatever it takes. He said we have the means for so much. He said ... With that
brings sacrifice . We have sacrifice a lot but are we willing to do more. Personal sacrifice . And really plead with the lord to what we need to give up individualy. He invited President and Sister Jardine to
give a few thoughts and sister Jardine said this ... Sacramento Latin base word and what the Indians called it is sacrifice : the outward and visible sign of spiritual grace. What are we wanting to show to
our Heavenly Father to want spiritual grace ? ...

 I had the biggest spiritual headache ever! Loved it !

There is so much more I want to write but not enough time.
All I want to say is that I know we have a Heavenly Father who loves
and that He has created a perfect plan to allow us to grow and gain
experience and become better and most importantly to come back to him.

Hurrah for Isreal!

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