This was such a great week for us. The weather has been super nice, hot, and humid so it has been fun to get some actual summer weather right before falls hits. The trees are starting to turn orange (which is my favorite color for those of you who didn't know) so that makes me so happy. One of my favorite things to do is crunch all of the leaves that are on the ground. Hermana Tietz and I recently discovered a trail that has FREE vegetables. We may or may not have passed by there a couple times last week. We love our veggies. So it's been a pretty great week.
FREE SQUASH AND ZUCCHINI = HAPPY US
Francisco was baptized! He's so happy!
All of the people who came to Francisco's baptism!
Hermana Anderson, hermano Celis,
Hermana Tietz and I have been trying to get creative with finding new people to teach, because we don't have too many people that are progressing right now. We went chalking with one of our favorite members, Sister Stewart. We chalked out the Plan of Salvation (or Plan of LOVE) and we were able to make some really good contacts with some people! One of my favorite things to teach people is about god's plan of happiness that He created for us. We also have just been knocking a lot of doors and talking to lots of people. We have definitely met a few promising people who seemed pretty prepared and ready to learn more about the gospel- so we are excited about them. Something that I have noticed recently is how happy we can be, even when we have several people in a row to "go away" or just shut the door without even saying anything. It may at some times get discouraging, but it has helped me grow to love the Savior even more- being able to experience a glimpse of what He did when he was on the earth. I am so grateful for his example because He spent His WHOLE LIFE serving others, and striving to be like Him everyday has made me realize how happy I can be even when things are hard.
I found a quote from President Gordon B. Hinckley that I absolutely just love. He said:
"Do you want to be happy? Forget yourself and get lost in this great cause. Lend your efforts to helping people. Cultivate a spirit of forgiveness in your heart against any who might have offended you. Look to the Lord and live and work to lift and serve His sons and daughters. You will come to know a happiness that you have never known before if you will do that. I do not care how old you are, how young you are, whatever. You can lift people and help them. Heaven knows there are so very, very, very many people in this world who need help. Oh, so very, very many. Let’s get the cankering, selfish attitude out of our lives, my brothers and sisters, and stand a little taller and reach a little higher in the service of others. … Stand taller, stand higher, lift those with feeble knees, hold up the arms of those that hang down. Live the gospel of Jesus Christ. Forget yourself."
|Hermana Torres! She is a member from St. Paul. |
i served in St. Paul back in January. It was fun to see her again1
I hope you all have a wonderful week! Love you, but more importantly Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love you all so much more!
Con amor, Hermana Duvall