I wanted to start off by sharing something I learned this week in the Book of Mormon. A couple days ago, I was thinking about the scripture in Ether 12:27, where it says that the Lord will show unto us our weaknesses. I started thinking about all the different ways the Lord could show us our weaknesses. Sometimes, it's through the whisperings of the Spirit, sometimes, it's as we study the scriptures or listen to general conference, but I was thinking that a lot of times He literally shows us our weaknesses by allowing us to experience trials that help us realize what we need to work on. I just thought it was neat to think about.
Anyways, we had a really cool miracle this week. So on Friday, we decided that we wanted to fast for our investigators and returning members. We wanted them to be blessed and strengthened, and we also wanted to know how we could help them. On Sunday, a less active member we've been trying to work with, Brother Legate, showed up, our returning member, Sister Spencer, came to church, and then a few minutes later, one of our investigators, Peter, walked through the door! We were both in shock and we were so excited we couldn't even sing the opening hymn. It's so wonderful when people come to church to feel of the Spirit and strengthen their relationship with God!
For my birthday we got to go over to a member's house and help them in their basement. We helped them sand and paint some sheet rock; man that dust gets everywhere. Sister Barrow made me breakfast and she gave me a French Book of Mormon :) It feels weird to be 20....
So, the funny story of the week. After church yesterday, Sister Barrow and I were doing some of her training on the computer in the library. While we were sitting there, a guy started talking to us. At first, we were like, "Hey! Cool! Somebody who actually wants to talk with us!" Well, as he proceeded to talk, the conversation quickly got awkward. He began telling us about all of his super powers, and we were just sitting there going, "uh huh, uh huh, oh that's nice." Probably the most entertaining visit to the library yet!
The rest of the week was pretty good...we got to help the Leebody's sand and paint some of the sheet rock in their basement, and we worked on finding new investigators. We also had zone council on Friday, and one of the instructions was on letting go of the past. We talked about the verse in the Bible where it says, "Remember Lot's wife." We talked about how it's important to use the Atonement to repent, and then to move on and do our best. If we constantly dwell on the past, it will be difficult to move forward and progress.
|Sister Barrow made me a happy birthday sign!|
|We've been working on cleaning out our apartment, and you can definitely tell there were elders here before us...they left us a very old and moldy cake behind the fridge. YUCK!!!! Hehe, this was Sister Barrow's face when we found it.|
|We were trying to take a picture of us "letting go of our sins," but we were struggling as you can see, haha.|