Monday, August 11, 2014

August 11, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

 This week was amazing!  It was full of meetings and service, but it was a good one.  We had Zone Meeting, Zone Conference and an 7 hour service project that consisted of painting someone's house!  We only had 13 lessons, but hey that's Taylor Swift's lucky number so it wasn't all that bad. 

 We did witness a miracle yesterday!  Sister H came to church yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!  She hadn't been to church in 25 years, until yesterday.  It was amazing.  She walked in very slowly with her cane and said "Oh there's my partners in crime" and pointed to us.  Oh it was a great meeting.

 We also found a new investigator this week, Zach.  We were biking down the street and we saw one of our investigators, Devan, longboarding so we stopped to talk to him.  His friend, Zach, was there and wanted to know more about the church.  We had a good 30 minute conversation about our beliefs and the Book of Mormon, and planned a time to see them again this week.  That morning we had been praying to find those the Lord had prepared for us while we were biking.  Miracles do happen when you ask for them!

We painted a lot this week, and my arms are TIRED!  It was hard work, but we got the job done.  We had a great time hanging out with Jennifer, and now her house looks way nicer :)

 This week at Zone Meeting and Conference we learned lot.  I'll share some of my favorite quotes.

"Faith in not us working harder, but us believing more"

"Our purpose is not only to warn, but to teach.  Not only to teach, but to baptize.  Not only to baptize, but to save"  -D. Todd Christofferson

"Things that grow slower, live longer"  -Boyd. K. Packer

"The gospel doesn't change the reality of life, but it changes our perspective"

"People don't care how much you know until the know how much you care"

In anything we do we have to have a desire to do it or we're wasting our time.  Sister H talked a lot about this and she shared her favorite quote.  "YOUGOTTAWANNA"  It's so true.  You have to want to do something before you'll ever do it.  YOU GOTTA WANNA do it.  Missionary work is hard , but this week I'm going to WANNA do everything no matter how hard it is, and then we will see miracles.  This holds true for anything, not just missionary work, school is starting soon so make that your motto!  YOUGOTTAWANNA.

I know that Jesus Christ died for each one of us, and He wants us to make it back to live with Him and the Father, but we have to get there.  He's provided the path (The Plan of Salvation) and the map (The Scriptures), so all we have to do it let Him guide us.  We can all feel the Holy Ghost guide us IF we listen.  Listen because it's worth it.  There's nothing worldly that takes precedence over that feeling.

I hope everyone has a great week!  Love,

Sister Moon

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