A few blips from this past week...Monday--taught a minister from another church. Not necessarily interested in changing but he sincerely wants to understand what we believe. We're going back tonight to talk about the Resurrection. I had no idea there were so many different ways people interpret the Resurrection. Many people believe only some (or some believe not any of us) will be resurrected. I am so thankful for the knowledge and testimony of the resurrection--a beautiful gift from our Savior without conditions. I loved Elder Christofferson's talk on it at General Conference.
Tuesday--Dolly is determined to come back to church! She hasn't been to church since last year, doesn't have transportation, and has a very hard time getting up early. As she said, church doesn't change what happens during the week but she can deal with everything better.
Thursday--I love teenagers. They just get it. We knocked into Grady at his friend's house. We talked to him about the nature of God and asked what it would mean for him to know where he came from, to know that he is a spirit son of a loving Heavenly Father. I love his response because I feel it should be the level of enthusiasm and gratitude we should have with every aspect of the Gospel: "It would mean the world! It would mean everything! Everyone would be gathering to know that...it would mean a lot."
Do we have that excitement when we learn something? Do we have that level of gratitude? Do we show that level of excitement when we share the Gospel?
Sunday--Thank heaven for persistent Visiting Teachers. I love them. Dolly's Visiting Teacher showed up at her door and Dolly was not awake. That did not stop her. She promised to give her a ride. She woke her up and waited for her to get ready and got there just in time for the sacrament (communion).
Had a meeting after church...our dear Relief Society President who gave us a ride to church couldn't find us and thought we had left. We looked for her after our meeting then outside...her car's gone. Uh-oh. Quick! call her. Caught her just before she got home and she was so incredible to come back to get us. I know that the Lord blesses those who make those seemingly small sacrifices. I know that as His missionaries those sacrifices make a world of difference to us.
Time is short. Life is short. The time to do His will is running short. If you know it do it. If you've turned away, reconsider. If you think He doesn't care I know He does. Pray and He will let you know He is there. If only it were possible to write the novel of experiences I have every week, I would have a series by now. I hope you each are able to be inspired and re-motivated to doing the things that promise happiness. New favorite scripture Mosiah 3:41.
I love the Lord's sure promise of happiness. May you each have a happy week!