Monday, September 26, 2016

Be Still and Know that I am God

Hello everyone!!! Or in southern... Hey y'all!!!!!!

I'm a little short on time so it will be a quicker general email :)
Rundown of the week:
Monday we saw S. again and read Alma 32. Then we saw N. and L.!
Tuesday: We saw Sister M. Then we saw Papa J. and taught about the Word of Wisdom! Then we sang at Golden Age! Then we went on exchanges! So I went down to Spartanburg with Sister H. which was a lot of fun! We visited quite a few people in the area both on Tuesday evening and on Wednesday morning so it was great :)
Wednesday: Was the rest of the exchange! After our exchange we went and saw R. We were late coming back from exchanges so we just had time to read Alma 7:11-13 with him. Then in the evening we were able to see E. and D. They are going through a bit of a rough time right now so we were there to try to help comfort them. At the end I felt prompted to play for them on the guitar they had there a song called "Be Still" that Sister Coleman really likes that's based on the scripture that says "Be Still and know that I am God" the whole mood changed and they both said how much better they felt, so music is awesome!
Thursday we had an all day Zone Conference! It was really good! President talked to us a lot about focusing on the Book of Mormon and becoming fully converted to the Gospel so we can better share it with others! So it was really good! And we even passed the car inspection! One of the Zone Leaders told us that ours was one of the cleanest cars :) It was very exciting, ha,ha! In the evening we had a quick visit with the guy named L. and then we went and saw K.! She was baptized a year ago, so to celebrate that we had a lesson on baptism!!!
Friday we planned for our week! Then we went and helped K. paint their bathroom! Yay for service! Then we taught them a lesson on following the prophet (in honor of general conference coming up! yay!). Then we saw the B. family and talked about keeping the Sabbath Day Holy!
Saturday: There was a fall festival in Inman and the soup kitchen we go to had a booth and so we helped them run that for a few hours! So that was fun! Then we saw Sister K. Then we had a lesson with Papa J. on tithing! Then we saw M. quickly and also H. quickly. We shared scriptures with both of them, but I can't remember what off the top of my head, ha ha! Then we got to go to the women's broadcast!!! Our ward had a dinner before which was a lot of fun! D., K., Sister M., K. and J. were all there! So it was really exciting! Also one of the sisters in the ward brought a nonmember friend and she was actually a lady that we have knocked on her door before and she remembered us! so that's pretty cool :)
Sunday was good! the M. Family, B. Family, and K. were at church! After we went and saw E. and D. and shared Alma 22:14! In the evening we saw N. and reviewed the restoration with him. Then we saw J. and K. and read Moroni 10 with them!
So it was another fantastic week! I wish I had more time to write a little bit more about it... but oh well :)
Spiritual thought is the scripture that we shared with E. and D. after singing Be Still for them. It is in the Doctrine and Covenants section 101 verses 12-16. This was a revelation to Joseph Smith as the early members of the Church were facing a lot of persecution in Missouri. It says "And in that day all who are found upon the watch-tower, or in other words, all min Israel, shall be saved. And they that have been scattered shall be gathered. And all they who have mourned shall be comforted. And all they who have given their lives for my name shall be crowned. Therefore, let your hearts be comforted concerning Zion; for all flesh is in mine hands; be still and know that I am God."  there is a lot of craziness that we go through in this life.  But we can be assured that God is still in control. That everything has a purpose for us to learn and grow and we will be rewarded for our faith in times of trial in the next life. I know that is true because I have seen it over and over on my mission.
I love y'all so much and hope y'all have a blessed week!
Love always,
Sister Amy Bennett :)

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Inman Fall Festival