Monday, August 29, 2016

Ye shall have hope through the atonement of Christ

Hey y'all!!!
It's been another good busy week! Those keep happening... it's awesome!!!
Run down of the week:
Monday was another fun p-day! In the evening we saw A. again and taught him the Plan of Salvation. He liked it and said he hoped that it was true. So I thought that was cool! Sometimes in the Gospel we don't know that something is true, and may not even believe it is, but if we hope it is then that is a good enough starting point that we can build from. Then we had a family home evening with the S. Family (the family that we've helped them a lot with their house) and  a part member family the E. family.  It was really fun! We talked about the story of Nephi breaking his bow and then the kids all pretending to go hunting for stuffed animals (wish I could say that was our clever idea... but it was Sister S.'s.)
Tuesday Sister Coleman got struck down by the plague! There has been a really bad head cold going around and it hit Sister Coleman! But she is such a trouper! We still went to our district meeting. I gave a training on the importance of planning and more specifically planning to find new people to teach. Then we had to stay in for Sister Coleman (which she reluctantly admitted). Then in the evening we had a joint ward council meeting with the leaders of the Boiling Springs ward to figure out a few things since there are now two wards in the building (i.e. building sharing, if we would have any combined activities, etc.). So that was interesting (good interesting).
Wednesday: We helped out at the soup kitchen! Then we met a lady named G. who had ordered a free bible from So we delivered that to her but we were also able to tell her about the restoration and Book of Mormon! so that was exciting! In the evening we saw S. and read the story of Abinidi with her. We also saw B. and talked about the importance of putting God first in our lives. We then had our visit with Sister K.!
Thursday: We had yoga day which is always so fun!!!! Then Sister Coleman's plague was worse again so we spent the rest of the afternoon getting her some rest. I read some gospel related books so that was fun! Then in the evening we saw the M. family and taught them about the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Friday: we had planning for the upcoming week! Then we went and did service for the M. family. They are redoing their kitchen and they needed help scraping wallpaper off. So that was great! In the evening we had a lesson with the B. family where we finished teaching then the Gospel of Jesus Christ (baptism, gift of the holy ghost, and enduring to the end).
Saturday was another day full of teaching (yay!). We taught a guy named A. (that we met a few weeks ago) the Restoration! Then we had a lesson with R. where we talked about having faith and patience in our trials. In the evening we saw Papa J. again and reviewed the restoration with him. We also met a lady named B. while she was outside and talked about the Book of Mormon. Then we saw S. (a less active) and talked about how much God loves and supports his children!
Sunday was good! We had church! The B. and M. families were there! I gave a 5 minute talk in Sacrament meeting on sustaining our church leaders. Then Sister Coleman and I also taught Sunday school on developing our talents. So it was a day I got to talk a lot haha! In the evening we had a good lesson with J. and K. where we read Moroni 7 with them!
It a great week!!! Those keep happening :)
My spiritual thought comes from Moroni chapter 7 (one of my all time favorite chapters). This chapter talks a lot about faith, hope, and charity and there are so many things that I could share! But one of the verses that I really like is Moroni 7:41 which says, "And what is it that ye shall hope for? Behold I say unto you that ye shall have hope through the atonement of Christ and the power of his resurrection, to be raised unto life eternal, and this because of your faith in him according to the promise." I love this verse because life has a lot of twist and turns, but we can stay anchored because of the hope we can have because of Jesus Christ!
I love y'all so much and I hope y'all have a blessed week!!
Love always,
Sister Amy Bennett :)
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