Good morning family and friends!I don't have much time to write today but I do want to share a miracle from this week and then leave you with a message from my dear friend, President Uchtdorf. This week we have truly been blessed. We had 4/5 of our investigators to church yesterday. We filled a whole big bench. The S Family 3 of which are on date for August 16! Well.. We have had hang ups with where they would be baptized and the mom refused to allow the kids to be baptized up here. She even got so mad she stormed out of our lesson this week! We were so nervous that she wasn't going to bring the kids to church, but they were there yesterday! Anyways, we had a special fast yesterday for them and last night K texted me and told me HER MOM
IS DONE FIGHTING US, SHE WILL LET THEM BE BAPTIZED HERE(: yayyyyyyyy! They will be baptized on Aug. 30th. It's been a great week! Thanks for all your support and love!
Sister L found out that I had never eaten Spaghetti Os. So, she fixed them for me for dinner.
Of Regrets and ResolutionsBy President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Declaring our testimony of the gospel is good, but being a living example of the restored gospel is better. Wishing to be more faithful to our covenants is good; actually being faithful to sacred covenants—including living a virtuous life, paying our tithes and offerings, keeping the Word of Wisdom, and serving those in need—is much better. Announcing that we will dedicate more time for family prayer, scripture study, and wholesome family activities is good; but actually doing all these things steadily will bring heavenly blessings to our lives.
Discipleship is the pursuit of holiness and happiness. It is the path to our best and happiest self.
Let us resolve to follow the Savior and work with diligence to become the person we were designed to become. Let us listen to and obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit. As we do so, Heavenly Father will reveal to us things we never knew about ourselves. He will illuminate the path ahead and open our eyes to see our unknown and perhaps unimagined talents.
The more we devote ourselves to the pursuit of holiness and happiness, the less likely we will be on a path to regrets. The more we rely on the Savior’s grace, the more we will feel that we are on the track our Father in Heaven has intended for us.