This was the
first full week of having a second ward here. I can honestly say that I
have never been more busy in my whole mission than I am right now.
has been amazing to see the strength that God gives as He lends greater
responsibility to His children. One of the things I have learned this
week is that we truly are weak in all things compared to Christ. The
thing that taught me that is I often wonder why people do dumb things,
myself included. Why do we argue, point blame, backbite, degrade, etc.?
Then I think how much I need to work on those things. It is really a
great self check as you see things that bug you that other people do,
cause often I have found that those are the things that I need to work
This upcoming week we have two baptisms scheduled. So it is going to be a busy Saturday for us.
had a great training on Friday that really puts how simple the
teachings of Christ are into simple ideas and words. I have often
wondered why people say there are things that Christ has said that we
just cannot understand. I think we often forget the simple
nature of what he has said, "ask and ye shall receive, knock and it
shall be open unto you." That has been one of the biggest focuses in
teaching. We are here to invite those we come into contact with, to ask
so they can receive.
The summer is winding down this week
as more people are getting ready to go back to school. It is so much
easier to contact people during the summer because they are outside, whereas during the winter it has been a lot harder to get into people's
homes. Really getting their door open is what is hard.
I look forward to these next few weeks as the change of the seasons brings nicer weather.