Monday, June 2, 2014
Miracle: I have a British sister
Can I just say how awesome it is to have found my sister? Sister Burns and I have a CRAZY amount of similarities in almost every aspect of our lives. We both watched Calamity Jane and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as kids, have favorite breakfast toppings, and it's even crazier that we MET one another before the mission. I was in her ward in London for about two months and even watched the Olympics in her apartment!! It's so cool when the Lord sends you these kinds of reminders how small the world is through the gospel.
Anyways, this week has been very cool. We found a new investigator named Fajaz. He comes from a Muslim background, from Pakistan but grew up in Norway, and is just one funny kid. He's a bit skeptical that the gospel wouldn't affect him but he is willing to give it a try. We'll see where it'll go with him!
Omar is still looking very solid with his baptismal date. He is incredibly faithful and accepts the commandments so easily. Amazing how much faith he has build up in God and Christ just from coming to church. The only thing he is struggling with is I think drinking coffee. I thought I heard him say he had a cup of coffee at the end of church. We'll go over the word of wisdom again just to make sure he REALLY gets it.
I'm just very excited for this transfer. Just this week I've seen so many miracles, both big and small. It'll be exciting to learn more about myself and to learn from Sister Burns my British sister. To close, I would like to share a quick thought I discovered from this morning's personal studies. It's from Brother Randall Ridd's "The Choice Generation." He just testifies how agency, "is the power to not only act on your desires but also to refine, purify, and elevate your desires. Agency is your power to become. Each choice takes you closer to or further from what you are meant to become; each click has meaning. Always ask yourself, “Where will this choice lead?” Develop the ability to see beyond the moment."
I know that not only the mission, but life is meant to be the time to strengthen our ability to use our agency wisely. The only way to be able to use our agency wisely is when we choose to apply and live the gospel of Jesus Christ in His life. The popular things of life come and go, but God and His teachings are constant. I know this to be true and am thankful that my personal conversion is strengthened every day.
Sorry this week is short, we had a shorter amount of time for emailing. But I hope you all have a great week!