Tuesday, October 21, 2014
"And I was telling my husband, 'Look! I can join a gang now!'"
This week's shout out goes out to
Quite the week. We met with a lot of really neat people this week! We are finally getting to know the area better so we aren't lost quite as frequently, and we've been able to meet with a lot of our investigators! Hooray!
Christien, our Egyptian investigator, is doing so great. We took her to the VC this week! She's so amazing. She just loves everything. Her family isn't as interested as she is, but hopefully she will be the one to bring them all in. She has a great knowledge of what we are telling her, and she is so genuine. I think I rave about her every week, but that's because I should! She just kind of has this light about her. I don't really know how to completely explain it, but sometimes it's like she's glowing. She really wants to know the truth. And guess what we have..? :)
We also had a visit from Elder Hamula! He gave a talk in General Conference about Sacrament meeting. He came and spoke to us and it was really neat. For about an hour, we could ask him any question we wanted to. And it was incredible how he was able to answer, you could tell that it was directed from God. While he was here, the most important thing that I felt came from the conference was on the nature of revelation. He explained it to us and then proceeded to tell us how we could receive it. The steps are:
1. All revelation starts with a question.
2. Questions must come from a desire to know (real intent)
3. The sincerity of one's heart is determined by willingness to act on what you get
I wish you all could have been there! It was so good! But I know that the things he discussed were inspired. Really stop and consider what you're going to do with what you've been told. If you're just going to keep it on the shelf for a rainy day, then chances are you may not receive an immediate answer. But don't forget that everything is done in the time of Him who knows best. The answer will always come in the form of yes, no, and wait a little. We are not guaranteed any kind of date stamp on when we should receive it- but we do know that it will come when we need it. I know God lives. He loves us and because He does, He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to save us. He did what we couldn't do for ourselves and took upon all our sins and afflictions. If we seek Him, we will have access to the grace that we so desperately need in all the trials we are going through.
Love you all!
Posted by PL at 1:30 PM