Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Good Times and Good Timing

First of all... I'm melting. Someone please open the fridge!

Storm clouds 

So this week has been great! We taught more lessons this week than we did last! It's been so good to be busy all the time.  Time is flying, which sucks, but busy is good! I hate days when I feel like I've achieved nothing!

This week on our way to get something after one of our lessons, we decided to stop by an older lady named Alice. She's not a member but she loves when we come around and share a message!   We talked for a while on her door step and then we sang "Families can be Together Forever" to her.
  She's really old and is out-living all of her friends! It's sad, but at the same time we always drive past her and she's doing crazy amounts of yard work... and when we offer help she turns it down.  Secrets to living long I guess! Haha 
But it was a pretty cool experience!
She is always so loving towards us!

We've had a week filled with good timing!
Friday we skipped lunch to get to an appointment, and then the one after that cancelled so we decided then was a good time to go for lunch! When we were about to leave the place we ate at, we saw a lady that the sisters previous to me arriving had been teaching . We got to talk with her a bit and see how she was doing and set up a time to see her.

Another evening we were leaving to go home and we saw a girl picking some stuff up out of her car... we stopped to help her, and it turned out to be one of the kids from a group of kids in that complex that we often stop and share a message with and have a chat. She introduced us to her mother who was so kind, and gave us her details and set up a time where we could come back and teach them! Booyah!

We taught the "Stop Smoking" program to 2 people in 2 days! It was pretty great! It's a great program too... all the steps make sense and I can see from teaching it to others how it could work as well as it does! We are excited to see how they progress!!  Schweet!

We watched the "Candy Bomber" clip from "Meet the Mormons" with a German lady who was actually there!! How cool is that?!  She showed us her little statue that she had that commemorated it!  It was pretty awesome!

Gail Halvorsen - the Candy Bomber

It's been such a good week!  I've started using my new scriptures so it's pushed me to look for all the scriptures that aren't marked in there and to mark them and get to know them!! I feel slightly smarter after this week... as far as finding scriptures anyway... I'm still rather dim in all other ways! Hahah

Helaman 5:12

En nou, my seuns, onthou, onthou dat dit op die rots van ons Verlosser is, wat Christus is, die Seun van God, dat julle jul  fondament moet bou; sodat wanneer die duiwel sy magtige winde sal uitstuur, ja, sy pyle in die warrelwind, ja, wanneer al sy hael en sy magtige  storm op julle sal neerslaan, sal dit geen mag oor julle hê om julle af te trek na die kloof van smart en eindelose ellende nie, vanweë die rots waarop julle gebou is, wat ‘n seker fondament is, ‘n fondament waarop, as mense daarop bou, hulle nie kan val nie.


A lot of the times we think of Repentance as a punishment. We think of it kind of like Heavenly Father being like "naughty, naughty, go away and sit in the corner" when really... repentance is a blessing.

Isaiah 1:18

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

My favourite part of that is where it says "Come now, and let us reason together"
Heavenly Father doesn't expect us to sit in the naughty corner alone to repent. It's something He wants us to take to Him and to get through with Him.  He is a loving Heavenly Father and wants us to rely on Him because He knows what we need.

Repentance is a blessing

Hope you all have a great week..

Hope I survive the heat!
Cool watermelon for hot days!!

A whole cargo of sweeties from Aunty Doreen for the difficult days

Love you all! 

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