I hope you all had a beautiful week, and that you smiled at someone new, and made a new friend.
On Saturday, while doing our walking, we offered a cute little old lady some help in her yard. She said YES! If we ever offer to help anyone with what they are doing in their yard, they always say no. But she sad YES! As I stood there almost in shock, she handed me the rake and I went right to work. I pushed the little rocks up the hill on the side of her house so that you couldn't see the ground underneath them. She was so grateful that we helped her, and we were so grateful that she said yes. One thing that I have come to learn, is that when someone wants to serve you, then let them! If someone is willing to serve you, they are striving to become more like our Savior. Let people serve you and love you. Search for opportunities to serve others, and continue searching even if they reject you. Through service and love is how you can become more like our Savior, and by doing so, you will have the desire and strength to keep all the other commandments.
We were able to receive a lot of help from the members this week! It was awesome. I loved being able to spend more time with each of them, and hearing their testimonies and experiences and they were trying to help the investigators. One of the members truly has the desire to help everyone and invite everyone to come unto Christ. She invited this family to church, the activity girls party, relief society activity, and even offered to give them a ride. Members are so crucial in the Lord's missionary work. Full time missionaries teach, but the member missionaries are the friends who keep inviting them and welcoming them to church. Especially after the missionaries leave. So be a member missionary and invite and welcome everyone to church! Because in the long run, you are inviting and helping them to stay in the presence of Heavenly Father after returning to Him.
In True to the Faith, it has a wonderful section about prayer. It says, "the power of your prayers depends on you." We have the power to reach the Heavens! If we expect answers to our prayers, or strength, or blessings, then we must ask in faith, with real intent. Through faith and real intent, we are praying with more power. The power to receive answers, depends on you. Of course we have to wait sometimes, because the timing and the will of Heavenly Father are incorporated. But show him your power, and he will show you His!
I hope you have a great day.
Love you all.
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