Monday, February 20, 2017

Week 79

Hey world! 
This week has been good! 
On Monday, we were able to go to Shell Canyon to see the waterfall. It was mostly frozen but some water was flowing underneath the ice, which was cool! 
Tuesday was Valentine's Day! Us and the other sisters decided to heart attack some people's houses that we are teaching. So we cut out lots of hearts and wrote messages on them and put them on their doors. We got caught once, which was awkward. Haha. 
On Wednesday, we helped filled more sandbags in Greybull because the ice jam moved down river, which can be really devastating if it floods because Greybull is in a hole. We did a lot of lifting that day. We moved hundreds of sandbags to pallets, unloaded heavy boxes from trailers, etc. 
We are working with a TON of less actives because the active members keep referring less actives to us. So we are still contacting them all and it's so painful sometimes because a common theme among them all is laziness and being offended. I know from first hand experience what it's like to not have the blessings of the sacrament. You just have to do it! Get up in the morning and go. You won't regret going to church. You deny YOURSELF the blessings if you don't go. In Moroni 6:5-6 it says, 
"5 And the church did meet together oft, to fast and to pray, and to speak one with another concerning the welfare of their souls.
6 And they did meet together oft to partake of bread and wine, in remembrance of the Lord Jesus."
Church is for you. It's for the welfare of your soul. Like lots of people say, it's a hospital for the sinners (which we all are), not a place for the perfect. And you show your faith, love for and desire to follow the Savior when you go willingly. Anyway, that's my rant.
Yesterday I hit my 18 month mark! We were asked last minute (because the previously assigned speakers fell through) to give talks in sacrament on Choice and Accountability. A common theme for sacrament talks I've given on my mission has been agency, choices, obedience, and everything all those lines.  
We also taught the Plan of Salvation in the Laurel class. I forgot how quiet you are when it comes to answering questions and stuff in church. It was kindof hard because of it but we got through it. Haha.  
Anyway, it's been a good week! 

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