Sunday, August 3, 2014

A stroll in Christchurch, buses, and bikes

Dear Familia,
 Hola! Kia ora! :) if you are wondering why I am emailing a little later than usual, I will explain why. Today being Monday and the last p-day before our transfers, we decided to head to Christchurch to hang out with the other sisters in our districts, and the elders came with us. So we brought out bikes with us caught a bus to Christchurch, and life was good :) We arrived at the hospital, but we found out we were at the wrong hospital! Haha so we caught another bus, got off at the wrong stop walked to the right street and made it to the email shop. Quite the detour and sight seeing for emailing today, but its been fun :)
   Somethings that have happened this week: We saw our friend Angela this week and we were so excited to see her! We had talked to her about the Priesthood(The Power and Authority to act in God's name) and were excited to see how she was feeling about that when  we saw her this week. We had planned to introduce her to the Prophet Thomas S. Monson and so I had a Conference session saved on my USB so we were planning on showing the part where he spoke. When we arrived and plugged in the USB, I realized that the talk I had planned to show her was on a different Conference session, and not on my usb. But you can always count on the Prophet and the Lord! I was a little nervous because I didn't know what was going to be talked about or if the Prophet would even be speaking, but Heavenly FAther had it all planned out! He did speak and it was just what our friend needed to hear. I truly know as we put our trust in the Lord and those He has called (the Prophets) we need never fear or worry about things going the way we want them to. Things will always work out. Proverbs 3:5-6
    A thought I really loved about the worth of a soul: 
"Some years ago, at a priesthood leadership session of the Monument Park West Stake conference, [Doctrine and Covenants 18:10] became the theme for the visitor from the Welfare Committee, my former stake president, Paul C. Child. In his accustomed style, Brother Child left the stand and began to walk down the aisle among the assembled priesthood brethren. He quoted the verse, "Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God." Then he asked the question, "Who can tell me the worth of a human soul?" Every man in attendance began to think of an answer in the event Brother Child were to call on him. I had grown up under his leadership, and I knew he would never call on a high councilor or member of a bishopric; rather he would select one Sure enough, he called from a list he carried the name of an elders quorum president. Thunderstruck, the brother stammered as he asked, "Would you repeat the question, please?" The question was repeated, followed by an even longer pause. Suddenly the response came forth, "The worth of a human soul is its capacity to become as God." Brother Child closed his scripture, walked back to the pulpit, and, while passing me, whispered, "A profound reply; a profound reply." With this perspective firmly in our minds, we are prepared to serve in the great mission of bringing souls unto Him.

 Every person we encounter every day has a 'spark of deity' in them. 
 C. S. Lewis expressed the divine potential existing in each of us with this comment, "It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses. . . . There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal." 
How profound a statement! Truly no one we see everyday is merely mortal. They have the potential to be as Heavenly Father is. 
   Weather this week: Sunny days! And tempatures up to 30 Degrees... feels like summer!!!! :D
   So, something we watch as we are training and enter the mission field is these videos. I thought you might like this fun way to see what I do everyday :)
I love you all have a great week! 
Sister Sudweeks
photos: My family tree!!!! Haha a huge tree we found door knocking the photo doesn't give it justive.
and the second photo walking to the internet shop with Sister Farr and the ELders in ChristChurch today :)

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