Spiritual thought: I read this story this week and I felt really impressed to share it! President M. Russell Ballard shared an experience illustrating how a Church member overcame deception: “One of my fine missionaries who served with me when I was the mission president in Toronto came to see me some years later. I asked him, ‘Elder, how can I help you?’ “‘President,’ he said, ‘I think I’m losing my testimony.’ “I couldn’t believe it. I asked him how that could be possible. “‘For the first time I have read some anti-Mormon literature,’ he said. ‘I have some questions, and nobody will answer them for me. I am confused, and I think I am losing my testimony.’ “I asked him what his questions were, and he told me. They were the standard anti-Church issues, but I wanted a little time to gather materials so I could provide meaningful answers. So we set up an appointment 10 days later, at which time I told him I would answer every one of his questions. As he started to leave, I stopped him. “‘Elder, you’ve asked me several questions here today,’ I said. ‘Now I have one for you.’ “‘Yes, President?’ “‘How long has it been since you read from the Book of Mormon?’ I asked. “His eyes dropped. He looked at the floor for a while. Then he looked at me. ‘It’s been a long time, President,’ he confessed. “‘All right,’ I said. ‘You have given me my assignment. It’s only fair that I give you yours. I want you to promise me that you will read in the Book of Mormon for at least one hour every day between now and our next appointment.’ He agreed that he would do that. “Ten days later he returned to my office, and I was ready. I pulled out my papers to start answering his questions, but he stopped me. “‘President,’ he said, ‘that isn’t going to be necessary.’ Then he explained: ‘I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know Joseph Smith is a prophet of God.’ “‘Well, that’s great,’ I said. ‘But you’re going to get answers to your questions anyway. I worked a long time on this, so you just sit there and listen.’
“And so I answered all his questions and then asked, ‘Elder, what have you learned from this?’ “And he said, ‘Give the Lord equal time.’ “May we engrave that thought on our minds and carry it with us as we walk through this process of mortality. Let us give the Lord equal time” Hope some of you got something out of this story love ya!!
Well I have 0 time today so this will be a quick one. First of all this transfer has gone by so fast. I feel like it started 2 days ago but it's already over, transfers are tomorrow, and I am staying in my area with my same companion so I am super excited about that!! Some highlights of this week: We have been teaching this lady named Sherena, we taught her 2 times this week and we are going to put her on a baptismal date hopefully soon so we are super excited about that! We got a new person this week to teach her name is Texana and she is amazing and we are super excited to teach her and hopefully her son! Church starts back up on the 28th and we get to teach people in their homes and have member dinners at members' houses so that has been amazing!
Well that's about it love you all!
Pic 1: found a McDonald's with the clown on top kinda creepy hahah Pic 2: us by the temple is always a great thing! Pic 3: our last district council of the transfer!