The time we spent in car flipped our companionship upside down! Elder Lau and I have worked bike areas our whole mission, so having a car really gave us a hard choice to make; I realize I could have, and still can ask for Heavenly Father's counsel.
This week, all of the focus of our Zone and District lead to preparing to receive this message from E. Anderson. Zone focus was to find Humility through Gratitude, and the district focus was to watch E. Andersen for signs of Humility. I was extremely prepared and with a spirit of looking inward, I kept finding new ways to work with myself and Elder Lau. Our relationship is entirely changing, and I am seeing that gratitude is something I can carry glorifying into eternity. So I realized that it's something I should live, and pray for the Lord's help in growing my testimony. I've always thought these things, but I've never acted on them before until I was invited by Elder Maynes and Elder Andersen. I know each of us is striving to be good, loyal people, but it was still humbling to find new ways that we should be honest from E. Andersen.
Reflecting from E. Andersons visit this week, he simply taught us to be Honest. To look within if we are living the Gospel to every commandment, with a willing heart. The elder next to me was talking and sharing ideas from the conference; and he shared the exact same scripture you did (Ether 12:27), with this thought. From Elder Boyd K Packer, from E. Andersen, he helped us know we are nobodys, to compare to the eternal truth that Heavenly Father is immensely greater than we are; and compared to him, we are nobody. Anyways, if we feel awful about ourselves; it's not wrong or out of order; "And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness." You're going the right direction, coming closer to christ!
I saw a principle that reminded of the Savior, when E. Anderson and S. Anderson, tried to teach us through their grandchildren. This reminded me of the Savior's mode of teaching through parables; teaching in a new mode because the people did not get it the first time! I am striving to seek out God, and as we were teaching a new potential referral, we had the most amazing lesson with an investigator with great testimonies from members, but we were able to tie all her emotions and thoughts into reading the Book of Mormon, praying, and seeking out God. She literally jumped for joy when we gave her a Book of Mormon! I was surprised.!
I feel so confused about how I can write to all these people every week, but I know if I can write in my journal everynight, I'll be able to focus and get things done this week! I am so sad that all the experiences I had for this week are almost nothing because I didn't record it!!
I had the most amazing week, and I feel like it just gets better : All my my dreams are happening, but I just need to be able to manage my time! Guess CH 8 can help out!