Tuesday was a pretty interesting week! So, here is why, we went and marinated in a neighborhood and came across this guy named D_____ he seemed really receptive at first but then, we went all crazy on us. As we were leaving he asked us if we believed in Christmas and we of course said yes! He told us how we were wrong and that Christ would be ashamed because it doesn't say or mention it in the bible that Christ celebrates Christmas! He said Christ doesn't like liars and I ended up quoting a scripture from the Book of Mormon that says "Wo unto the Liar, for he shall be thrust down to hell!" That's 2 Nephi 9:34 just in case you wanted to know but, he agreed with us but was sure that we would be going to hell because he thought we were the ones lying... That came back and hit us. #wearentlyingthough joke is on him!
Later that night we went and saw one of our less active members and as we were teaching her, S. Corrigan looked over and raised her eyebrow and asked "what is that!?" I looked over and it was a huge cockroach... I screamed and jumped practically in her lap, it was terrifying. The member came over to smack it away but she lost it...I was worried it would crawl in my bag or up my skirt... It was a rough night!
Later in the week we were helping a family pack up there home because they were moving, the reason why they were moving was because of bed bugs! Not more bugs!! But anyhoo..we were boxing stuff up and S. Corrigan and I felt gross and as if there were bugs on us, we couldn't stay there very long.
It was however pretty good week! We got members to invite friends to dinner in there homes! Miracles are happening in Matthews!! Speaking of miracles it is miracle time!!
Miracles!!! Miracle #1 It snowed yesterday! I was so excited I ran outside in the middle of studies and danced in it! I am sure my companion thought I was Insane! But, it was a miracle. I miss snow, but not the coldness that comes with it! Minutes later we had sunshine, so it didn't last too long, but, it was still worth it!
Miracle #2 Transfer calls are here... S. Corrigan and I get to stay together another transfer! Yay!! We are super excited! I will most likely be in Matthews another transfer because she goes home this transfer! I am excited for her to grow and progress her last transfer, she has definitely been a great companion and support for me! I have been blessed with great companions!
My scripture studies have been amazing! I have been able to learn so much! I will like to share some of the things I have been able to take away! I have still been pondering a lot about faith, and as I have started to read the Book of Mormon again it amazes me the strength that Nephi has, during his entire journey with his brothers pounding on him and making his life miserable, he still puts trust in God and prays to him! You can't get any better than that! I love how the Lord had so much compassion on the people of Nephi! So, he gave them a liahonna!
Great quote to go along with that thought: "The same Lord who provided a Liahona for Lehi provides for you and for me today a rare and valuable gift to give direction to our lives, to mark the hazards to our safety, and to chart the way, even safe passage--not to a promised land, but to our heavenly home. The gift to which I refer is known as your patriarchal blessing. Your blessing is not to be folded neatly and tucked away. It is not to be framed or published. Rather, it is to be read. It is to be loved. It is to be followed. Your patriarchal blessing will see you through the darkest night. It will guide you through life’s dangers. … Your patriarchal blessing is to you a personal Liahona to chart your course and guide your life"
I just love how God is always aware of us and our circumstances, when we struggle we can turn to him, that is where our trust needs to take place!
Ponderizer:Alma 34:32 I have learned that our clocks are ticking, that we need to prepare to meet God now! I read a talk today that went along perfect with my scripture, so I wanted to share a little bit!
"Now, consider how your pathway to eternal life is similar to these athletes’ “four-minute performance.” You are an eternal being. Before you were born, you existed as a spirit. In the presence of a loving Heavenly Father, you trained and prepared to come to earth for a brief moment and, well, perform. This life is your four minutes. While you are here, your actions will determine whether you win the prize of eternal life. The prophet Amulek described, “This life is the time … to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day … to perform [your] labors.”
Quote of the Week: As we do the best we can in each area of our lives, we are, He. Jesus said, to “continue in patience until ye are perfected.” (D&C 67:13.) So if God does not reject nor condemn us for having unconquered weaknesses as we work out our salvation, if he is willing to wait patiently for our growth toward the ideals, what right do we have to condemn or despise ourselves while we are in the process of learning to overcome them?” In the Arms of His Love - Steven Cramer