Well, another week come and gone here in good ole' WILKES!
There certainly has been some tension between Elder Sandberg and I due
to the Jazz & Warriors series... jk but we have had some good talks
about it. No smack talk though--that would be SO unChristlike.
I really don't have too much to report on this week.
Teresa is doing really well. She is excited for her baptism in a few weeks.
Latoya is doing really well. We took her on a tour of the chapel a few
days ago and then she came to church on Sunday! She is so great...
God's hand was truly evident in the way we found and began teaching
her. She has made incredible changes in just a few weeks.
She said, "Can I get a picture inside of the font so I can show my kids
when I get home?"
We had some really unique experiences this week. Its amazing how the
Holy Ghost will lead and guide you if you just take the time to
promptings, how can you expect to walk the path of discipleship and not
We had a Northeastern District/Stake broadcast, whatever it is--I really
have no idea.... but anyways, Elder Oaks discussed four simple things
members can do to help others return/come into the fold. It was
interesting what he said because the theme/principle behind each point
was to simply love them. Love really is everything. Just love one
another and everything will work out. Every time. The pure love of
Christ has, is, and will change the world. The gospel is a gospel of
love - its as simple as that! Just be a friend. I've learned so much
about love in these past three weeks. Love the Lord and everything
will work out.
Pres. Thomas S. Monson, this past conference said: “Kindness is the essence of
a celestial life. Kindness is how a Christlike person treats others.
Kindness should permeate all of our words and actions at work, at
school, at church, and especially in our homes. Brethren, let us
examine our lives and determine to follow the Savior’s example by
being kind, loving, and charitable. And as we do so, we will be in a
better position to call down the powers of heaven for ourselves, for
our families, and for our fellow travelers in this sometimes difficult
journey back to our heavenly home."
"Life has peaks and shadows and times when it seems that the birds
don’t sing and bells don’t ring. Yet in spite of discouragement and
adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from
difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser, and happier as a result.
come what may, and love it.”
In faith & with love,