Monday, May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014- Be not spectators but participants on the stage of service

Hiya, how's it going??

This week was kind of slow... But we are staying positive as always!

We got super sun burned this week and have the worst missionary tan lines ever so I'm not even going to send pictures where you can tell Haha but it's baaadddd.

Good news: Maria came to the Relief Society Cinco De Mayo Activity and a few members of the ward came up and talked to her! Woohoo heaven points for them! We also met with her quite a bit this week. She even made us yummy tacos for lunch one day. She has been progressing so much and I was sure she was going to say yes to baptism! Kinda bad news: She told us she just remembered that she might have been baptized. We looked up her records and sure enough like 45 years ago she was baptized! But of course that doesn't stop us from teaching her. She needs the gospel just as much as anyone and she is just so hungry for it!

We got to have a lesson with just Ashley this week and we talked about temples! It went really good! She has such a desire to become worthy again to go. Her oldest boy is 12 and has done baptisms for the dead before so we are trying to get her ready to go do that with him. How awesome would that be!!!!!

Things have been slow with Jenn but we did have lunch with them yesterday after church which was awesome because her non member mother was in town from Texas! She will be here for a month so we'll see if we can get her more comfortable with "the mormons" whiles she is here. She was surprised we didn't show up in bonnets and ankle length dresses to church yesterday. Haha little confusion with us and the polygamists I think! Haha

I have realized so much on my mission of how much of a big responsibility we have as members of the church. We know the truth, and God puts people in our path to share the truth with that He knows we can help. Are we taking advantages of these experiences and helping those around us?? I've looked back at pre-mission life and realized that God trusted me with some of his children and I missed opportunities where I could have shared the gospel more. I found this really great quote this week by President John Taylor: "If you do not magnify your callings, God will hold you responsible for those whom you might have saved had you done your duty? There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save. The blessings of eternity await you. Yours is the privilege to be not spectators but participants on the stage of service." Are we doing all we can to hasten the work??

We have transfer calls coming up this Saturday, ya I can't even believe it is that time again. We know one of us is leaving because they are going to bring a Spanish speaking sister in. Either one of us could leave so whoooo knows. 

Picture directory:
- This is what happens when you try to run away from Zombies, a twisted ankle and weird bruising on my foot
- Beautiful Fountain Green :)
- Kallie, one of the girls we have come out with us 
- The Turkey Trot District
- "Feed my sheep" just became so much more real
- Took a roadtrip to Jerusalem this week :)

~Sister Allen
107 S 1470 E STE 304
St George, UT 84790

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