Zone Conference was this week and it was the best! I had been preparing and had a list of questions I had been praying about. We went to Zone Conference, and one by one, all my questions were answered. Heavenly Father is so good and knows us too well!
Suggested readings for the week:
It was another one of those weeks. I just can't get enough of these talks! I was just shouting it all week! Go and study them! My natural man just drowns in truth!
"I am not speaking here of climbing the ladder of success in our various professions. That ladder, no matter how lofty it may appear on this earth, barely amounts to a single step in the great eternal journey awaiting us.
Rather, I am speaking of becoming the person God, our Heavenly Father, intended us to be" (1).
I had actually been thinking about something along these lines a lot recently. Even before I read the talk and it totally confirms the revelation I received.
"Wishing to be more faithful to our covenants is good; actually being faithful to sacred covenants-- including living a virtuous life, paying our tithes and offerings, keeping the Word of Wisdom,and serving those in need-- is much better."
"Discipleship is the pursuit of holiness and happiness. It is the path to our best and happiest self.
Let us resolve to follow the Savior and work with diligence to become the person we were designed to become. Let us listen to and obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit. As we do so, Heavenly Father will reveal to us things we never knew about ourselves."
"The older we get, the more we look back and realize that external circumstances don't really matter or determine our happiness."
Ok, so yes. I'm freaking out about all 3 of those talks.
We had a really powerful lesson with Lila*, Sierra*, and Brielle* on Saturday night! They are progressing! They also fed us dinner, which we lack in this neck of the woods (everywhere).
We had a member visit with the Rauma family. They are fantastic. Their testimonies literally are just shouting out of them! We ate healthy food for dinner and taught them the Restoration, and they gave us a family referral! They are so amazing! They offered their home for us to teach in!
Cindy* is really progressing quite nicely! She came to church yesterday and is really comfortable there! We taught Law of Chastity and Word of Wisdom and things are going smoothly! Keep her in your prayers!
Love you all! Sorry for the strange email!
|With Sierra and their 6 kittens!|