SO MUCH HAPPENED THIS WEEK. I'll do my best to make sense, but as you all know, my brain goes faster than my fingers, so bear with me...
President Manion also said something super awesome that really struck me. "See opposition as opportunity." SO COOL. I've really been trying to remember that this week.
Now for the miracle of thew week...
Yesterday after church, ALL of our appointments besides supper fell through...Dahh! It was such a bummer..so we decided to text a few of our investigators in hopes that maybe one of them would be able to meet. Shauna texted us back and said she could! FINALLY WE GOT TO MEET WITH SHAUNA! We brought Hannah, with us. She graduated high school last year and is planning on going on a mission, so she's GOLDEN to bring to lessons. We met at the church and showed Shauna around a bit, but it was already 8:30 so we didn't giver her the full tour. She brought her friend, Josh, with her, and we taught them lesson one, the Restoration. I LOVE teaching the restoration so much, mostly because we get to teach the first vision. I never knew before my mission how powerful the message of the restoration really is. Reciting the First Vision in Joseph Smith's words brings the spirit like nothing else. Shauna really wants to change her life around, she said she knows she's doing things that are wrong and she really wants to change, but she doesn't know how. We committed her to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it, and when she knows it's true to be baptized! I just lover her so much! She said she would come to the General Women's broadcast on Saturday and then church on Sunday! The gospel really is the only thing that brings everlasting light into our lives.
As we live the principles of the gospel and keep God's commandments, we will have a bigger desire to be better. The spirit can dwell within us and help our hearts to change. There is no other way to have lasting joy than to accept Jesus Christ and live by his teachings. As we act on the faith we do have, he will bless us with more and more faith than we thought we could even have.
Ether 12:4 <------- SO SOLID