This past week, Sister Eyring and I feel kind of like the people being
taught in Alma 32.
14 And now, as I said unto you, that because ye were compelled to be
humble ye were blessed, do ye not suppose that they are more blessed
who truly humble themselves because of the word?
We have been compelled to be humbled this week :) Sister Eyring lost
her wallet on the train. I dropped my ipad and cracked the screen. As
to the things of the world, we are poor and broken.
But as to the things of the Spirit, we are blessed. Our investigators
are doing well, and we really feel as though we are being led by the
Spirit to know what their needs are. We have been able to meet with a
lot of investigators, make new friends, as well as see old ones.
One of our investigators, Alyona San, is so funny! She's Russian, a
member of the Unification church, and her husband is a priest there.
She feels the Spirit really strongly in the lessons when we talk about
God, the Holy Ghost, and our Savior, and it feels amazing! But,
whenever we bring up anything slightly controversial, she goes nuts.
The Plan of Salvation, completely off limits. So we really feel that
in order to soften her heart and help her receive this message is to
strengthen her testimony of the Restoration of the Gospel through the
prophet Joseph Smith. Does anyone have any creative and easy to
understand ways to teach the Restoration? If so, let me know!!!
We had interviews with President Wada. It was so great, except for the
fact that it is making me face reality a little more. And reality is
kind of the worst. So I just want to stay really busy so that I don't
have time to think about the future. I just want to try and do the
things that God needs me to do everyday, so that when I report to Him
nightly, I can know that I have done what He needs me to do.
That's one thing that I've learned a lot about this week. Reprting and
Accountability. It's interesting to realize how our days change as we
realize that we are accountable for how we use every second. Leads to
a lot of repentance, but there's no shame in that. I've been trying to
be more dependable and hold myself accountable to the Lord, and I'm
amazed at how much stronger I'm feeling the power of the Atonement in
my life. I know that Christ forgives us of our mistakes, and that He
always wants to help enable us to become better.
I love my Savior. I love this gospel. I want to be a disciple of
Christ in everything I do for the rest of my life.
I love you all! I thank you for all that you do, and I feel the
support of your prayers daily!