Wow! What a great week! Happy holidays! And Yay! They are over for us here!!!! Everyone has left town, which is wonderful for them but not so great for us because no one was home when we went by to see them. But that hasn't stopped us! We have used the time to put together a new finding approach-- which includes Ice blocks(Popsicles), a thought with inspired questions, and a beach ball.... :) Yep! Don't worry, we aren't going to be on the beach eating popsicles, they wonderful people of Paraparaumu will and they will be telling them what makes them happy in life :D Get ready to see miracles!
This week we had to be in the flat at 7pm on ney years eve. It was so much fun because our mission president sent us texts with relay questions and assignments we had to complelete in a given amount of time and text back answers... great way to spend out day in the flat :)
We also have been able to see a less active who we haven't seen for a long time-- not only that we were invited into their home for lunch (neither of which has happened before!) Her husband reminds me of Tony Stark... they are both pretty funny. They are wanting to change their lives around, now might be the time for them! :)
Here is a quote I liked from a talk by Elder David A bednar "Ye ar ethe Temple of God."
21From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
22Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
23But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
24Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
25For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
26For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
27For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
28Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
I know God lives and this is his church. I would encourage you all to keep the Faith. Be faithful to the end. Never forget how much God loves you. If you have strayed remember it is never to late to come back. Come join with us, come return with us to our God.