This week was good! Here’s the ‘play-by-play’ of the non-spiritual
things in the week that were still fun 🙂
Monday: we had a sisters activity with two zones and we played games
and volleyball (super fun)
Tuesday: we taught our first English class to the 20 elderly Asians…
They are the cutest. Ahh melted my heart.
Wednesday: Zone conference (super spiritual- but here’s the zone) our
mish Pres & his wife❤️
Thursday: we went and spent time with a woman in our wards elderly
mother who has Alzheimer’s. Oh she was so funny, I love her!!
Friday: we helped the hermanas move, AND went to dinner in ashburn
with a less active member and her non-member friend.. We got Thai food
(my new favorite food….mmm.) this is her fluffy dog lily.
(It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!!!)
Then of course the love day was fun, we spent it with the Ayer family,
and one of their neighbors.
Then we went and wished Isatu a happy birthday… Btw. African parties
are crazy. && she is doing so much better! Cancer free. It was just a
super serious fever+cold. The priesthood is amazing.
I learned so much, had a lot of humbling experiences this week, and at
zone conference about how I much I need to be better! Just when you
think you’re doing good, and maybe even get comfortable.. The lord
wants you to improve. It’s awesome. We get to progress every moment in
our lives throughout eternity, even when the natural man wants to be
lazy, if you turn to the father and His son, they will help you become
the person we can and need to be.
At Ward council on Sunday, they were preparing for upcoming Ward
conference and they asked what they felt the biggest need was in the
Ward/stake.. And all the answers were so similar, it was that people
are dealing with these crises of faith, and they don’t know how to
resolve them, so they turn away. I honestly believe that this a trend
in the entire church… People have questions or doubts, and they
either can’t find an answer or don’t know where to look… Ask
yourself how you react when you face a ‘crisis’ of faith?’ When your
testimony is challenged, how do you hold on? We all have so many
questions… But it’s important to ‘doubt our doubts before we doubt
our faith’ because our faith should be rooted in the key principles of
the gospel, which is first and foremost, faith in the lord Jesus
Christ. When we understand our savior, other things fall into place.
When we understand that he loves us infinitely, we understand that he
would never leave us comfortless, and so He gives us a prophet to lead
and guide us during these perilous times that we live in. To give us
hope. And so we can then hold onto the next principles which are
repentance, we don’t always know when we need to be better, but if we
ask Him, trust me.. He will tell you!!
This isn’t a church led by perfect people, but it is a perfect church.
It is a perfect gospel. They are perfect teachings, and we do have a
perfect savior. “In this Church, what we know will always trump what
we do not know. And remember, in this world, everyone is to walk by
“In moments of fear or doubt or troubling times, hold the ground you
have already won, even if that ground is limited.” (Also, read this
talk… “Lord, I Believe April 2013 Holland)