Serving the people of Fresno

Serving the people of Fresno February 2014 - February 2016

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Simple Miracles

This week just rocked! I am trying to be dignified in my explanation, but I feel like 
this is just the only way to describe this week. On Tuesday we had district meeting
and our senior couple in our zone went home. They said, "Humility isn't thinking 
less of yourself. It is thinking less about yourself." I don't know about you, but that is 
something I always worry about. I try my best to find that balance between confidence 
and humility. I realized that the blessing that we have as God's children is that we 
know who to put our trust in. To be frank, if you put your trust in yourself, you will fail. 
But if you put your trust in God, and believe in yourself enough to follow His commands, 
you WILL succeed. It is so prevalent here in the field. We have the opportunity every 
single day to see people who are going through a hard time. I know that sounds weird, 
but you know what can help anyone. It is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When we have 
faith in Jesus Christ and his atonement, repent, are baptized, receive the gift of the Holy 
Ghost, and endure to the end, we truly are happy. That doesn't mean hard times don't 
come, because they most definitely do. But when we take His yoke upon us, our trials
 transform us into the person that God intends us to be. And I promise you that that 
person is happy. We set dates with two investigators this week. Thomas is being 
baptized on the 18th, and Courtney is being baptized on the 25th. The Lord is so invested
 in his work, and He truly is hastening His work in its time. On Saturday a member asked 
us if we could come help her put on a car mirror. We had no idea, but, as missionaries, 
we accepted the challenge. It was amazing to see the Lord help us with the super simple 
act of helping this sister out. At branch council this last week we had an amazing training
 on why we have the ward/branch council. Someone said some profound things about 
how in this world there are "givers" and there are "takers." It just kept hitting me that the 
Lord wants us all to be givers, and Satan tries to persuade us to be takers. The funny thing 
is that by being givers we receive so much more than when we are takers. I know this letter 
was all over the place... but welcome to my mind. Next week I promise to be more organized! 
I love you so much! I am so grateful for you and all you do to strengthen your brothers and sisters.

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