Good Afternoon Everyone,
I hope and pray that you are all having a great week! What a blessing it is to be out on a mission! This week has flown by very fast. We are finally starting to see things pick up in the area. I got my first soft baptismal commitment! "A" has come so far since the first time we met with her! It's amazing watching different people change their lives and be converted!
Sister L is a less active we have been working with. She is awesome! Not only did she have a 4-H Pig club for 20 something years, and is taking me to see some show pigs this week, she got up and bore her testimony for the first time yesterday! It was so great! We made her a promise that if she would, we would as well! Gosh that was the hardest thing to get up out of that seat!
It's been a great week! I don't have much time today, but pray that you all know how much I love and appreciate you all!
"Sadly enough, my young friends, it is a characteristic of our age that if people want any gods at all, they want them to be gods who do not demand much, comfortable gods, smooth gods who not only don’t rock the boat but don’t even row it, gods who pat us on the head, make us giggle, then tell us to run along and pick marigolds.
Talk about man creating God in his own image! Sometimes--and this seems the greatest irony of all--these folks invoke the name of Jesus as one who was this kind of “comfortable” God. Really? He who said not only should we not break commandments, but we should not even think about breaking them. And if we do think about breaking them, we have already broken them in our heart. Does that sound like “comfortable” doctrine, easy on the ear and popular down at the village love-in?"
(The Cost—and Blessings—of Discipleship)