Monday, August 15, 2016

Godliness characterizes each of you who truly loves the Lord

Hey y'all!!!

This week has been awesome and crazy, but so good!!!
Late Monday we got a call from our housing coordinator telling us that we were moving Tuesday (which was good because that was the day our lease was ending, but bad because originally we had been told Wednesday at the earliest so that made for a crazy Monday and Tuesday! But we were still able to go visit a less active Sister with a couple sisters from the ward and so that was good! 
Tuesday: We found out why our housing coordinator was pushing for us to leave because our power was cut off in the morning haha! Then we had our district meeting in the morning which was good! Then we spent the rest of the day cleaning and packing like crazy!!! In the evening we had a lot of members come and help us, which was super nice because we had to ask for help super last minute so that was way awesome! The church is just the best!!
Wednesday we couldn't go to soup kitchen because we had to finish up the last few cleaning things :( But then we got our keys turned into to our landlord. We then went to go have our return appointment with D. (the teenage boy we met last week). We had this embarrassing moment when at first we didn't realize we were talking to his twin instead of him haha... no wonder he was originally confused on why we asked him if he had read from the book of Mormon that week! We were then able to teach his brother, N., the restoration haha!!! Then we met a less active named S. and have a good visit with her and talking about how even with all the craziness going on in the world, we can still see the hand of God. In the evening we had our ward missionary meeting!!
Thursday we tried a few people and then had yoga day!!!! Then we met with B. again and were able to answer a few of her questions and then teach her about the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Then we sang at Golden Age!!! In the evening we were able to teach the B. family and have a really good lesson with them on the Plan of Salvation!! Then we saw K. and taught about faith and how faith starts out really small, but then after we take care of it our faith grows to be like a giant tree!
Friday was awesome as well! We had weekly planning! Then we had a really good lesson with R. We talked about the priesthood and also about how much God loves each of his children. I don't know if I've mention this before, but R. has a lot of serious health problems and so it was cool because we were able to bring some Brothers from the ward with us and they gave him a priesthood blessing. It meant a lot to R. and the spirit was so strong!!! In the evening we say the M. Family! After baptism, we review the lessons with people again so we started at the beginning with the Restoration! Then we saw Sister S. (a less active) and shared Omni 1:26 with her! So that was fun to share a scripture from Omni haha!
Saturday was a really great day! In the morning we went with part of the relief society. In Boiling Springs ward the relief society took on a service project to redecorate (including painting walls, etc.) rooms at a shelter for homeless women and families. The group we were with went today (since the ward split happened just after we planned this it became a combined ward thing haha!). So that was really fun! Service is the best!!! Then we went out with a member from the ward and saw a less active named D. Then we met a man outside named W. who was super cool and excited about the Gospel. He told us he was dog sitting for his friend and didn't actually live at the house we met him at. We got his address from him and it's less than a half mile outside our area! Man! Well at least we have missionaries there too haha! So they should thank us for finding someone cool for them to teach ;) Then in the evening we had a lesson with S. ( her sister S. was out of town). She wants to start seriously reading the Book of Mormon so we read the first chapter with her for her kick start into reading! So that was great! Then we saw B. and taught about the Sabbath Day!!
Sunday church was great! J. came and R. came as well! In the afternoon we saw a guy named N. (different N. than earlier this week). We had taught him a couple times in March/April, but hadn't had contact with him since, so it was good to see him again! In the evening we shared a message with an active family, the N.s. Then we had a lesson with J. and K. and read the story of Samuel the Lamanite!
So another good, busy week!
Oh! One other exciting thing that I just have to share with y'all!!!!! B. (the lady I taught in Camden) emailed me today and she told me that her husband is now taking the lessons!!!! I'm just so happy about that :) yay!!!!! So yeah :)
Spiritual thought for today:
This morning I was studying the Christ Like attributes and I was reading about Godliness and I found this quoe by President Nelson that I really like. It says, "Godliness characterizes each of you who truly loves the Lord. You are constantly mindful of the Savior's atonement and rejoice in His unconditional love. Meanwhile you vanquish personal pride and vain ambition. You consider your accomplishments important only if they help establish His kingdom on earth." I know that as we love God and turn to Him in all things, everything will work out! It always does :)

I love y'all and hope y'all have a blessed week!!

Love always,
Sister Amy Bennett :)
 The Relief Society Sisters at the Service Project
The finished room! :)
Chaos of the move...

Moving mess!