Hi Family and Friends!!!
This has been an amazing week!! We started off the week with attending two zone conferences. The theme of these two conferences is repentance. It is
a change of mind and heart that gives us a fresh view about God, about ourselves, and about the world. It includes turning away from sin and turning to God for forgiveness. It is motivated by love for God and the sincere desire to obey His commandments. We do not progress without repentance. It hit me really hard because I realized that I’m not repenting enough. My pride and the choices I make that go against God are things that I need to repent for. I am so grateful that each and every Sunday, I can partake of the Sacrament, and become clean again and to take upon myself the Name of Christ. We can have 2nd, 3rd, …. infinite number of chances.
Faith is a principle of Action and Power. Elder Spackman and I came up with a goal, I don’t know why it came up or where it came from, but we want to push ourselves and find 2 new each week for this entire transfer! Let me tell you that when we made that goal, we haven’t worked in our area at all
that week. We wanted to change that. We prayed. We felt that we can accomplish that. I knew that we could. We worked hard this week, keeping in mind the goal that we have. Saturday we found a former investigator Thomas who is from Africa. Very nice man with a young family of 6. Missionaries haven’t seen him in 2 years and we hit it off. Sunday night, the last hour that we had to work, we tried a former named Jeanette. She also has a young family, and we just sat talking about God, his nature and how we can pray to him and receive answers for our lives and for our families. She committed to pray morning and night, giving thanks and asking for things that she needs that day and to pray to know that the things we’ve taught her are true. She gladly accepted!!! Let me tell you it wasn’t an easy week. Faith is a principle of action and power. If we have faith that we can do something, we need to act and do everything in our power to accomplish that. Faith in the Savior makes all things possible. We receive power as we act on our faith. I know that we can accomplish anything that we pray about and ask for divine help that there is no need to fear. The quote from President Monson took new meaning this week (Bishop Bailey has this quote in his office): “Doubt your doubts, before you doubt your faith”. Don’t *ever* doubt your faith.
Jimmy has been sick. He is doing better. Struggling a bit this week, because he started his job at Home Depot. We are seeing him some time this week. He is almost done with the Book of Mormon!!
Sorry for a shorter email today. I’m not feeling to well. Sinus infections are not fun. Next week I should be feeling a lot better!
I hope and pray that you have a wonderful week! The Gospel is so real. I live it! I love it! You two can live it! And Love it!