It has been a great week! The best part is as we were pulling into the house last night it was snowing then it stopped before we went to bed. It was beautiful! But even better was we woke up to a winter wonderland!! It was snowing!! My favorite part about living in the middle of nowhere is the beauty! It was so gorgeous! One can not look at the beauty of the earth without knowing there is a God in Heaven. You can not convince me that the beauty and the perfections of this world happened by chance. In the words of a non-denominational song that Natalie and Andrew taught me, "Our God is an awesome God!"
This week has been great...... I think. I really don't remember most of what happens during the week. I usually forget what I have been up to. But I hope this sums it up.
We had a great lesson on Tuesday with a part member family. She is not a member and he is. We had to let her know that faith needs to proceed in all of this. She has been taught by multiple sets of missionaries. She struggles with her religious background as a 7th Day Adventist. Faith is the proceeding and first principle of the Gospel. Without faith, salvation is not possible. I am excited to see where she goes.
This Sunday we started tithing settlement. It is very weird to be on the other side of the desk during tithing settlement.
Thursday we had the opportunity to go do ministering visits with the branch council. Sadly it did not work out like I wanted it to. There is definitely a difference between having a calling and magnifying a calling. And the only way you will be successful in your calling is if you magnify it! You cannot stand idly by and go to your Sunday meetings then do nothing outside of church.That is almost as bad as the apostate Zoramites. They felt it was okay to only worship and keep some commandments on Sunday. Then they could do whatever they want the rest of the week. Our callings should not be Sunday only. Every calling can be magnified! But only 4 of the 10 from branch council showed up. Well we had a wonderful time. Elder Johnson was able to find a part member family that is willing to be taught. Elder Blanch and I were able to minister some single sisters. It was great to see the work of the Lord not only administered in a meeting but we were able to minister to those that we discuss in our meetings. The Savior was not a leader who sat in meetings telling others what to do. He went and did.
Hope you all have a great week! The Lord is Hastening the work of Salvation. Make the decision to be apart of it.