I feel like every week just gets more and more great. We had an absolutely amazing MLC this week. We had two people from the missionary department come and train us on planning and helping people to truly repent. I love the spirit that comes and witnesses to our hearts that these things are true. In the scriptures we read that the fruits of the spirit are, "love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance..." (Galatians 5:22-23). The path that God has outlined for us is faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, being baptized by Priesthood authority, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring faithfully to the end. The greatest way to walk along this path is by simply doing the primary things: Praying daily, studying the scriptures, and attending church so we can partake of the sacrament. I'm so grateful to know that my purpose is to teach this to the people here. It's so beautifully simple yet so complex that we will never fully understand all of the mysteries of God.
At our meeting with our Bishop this week in ward council we were talking about the ward choir. They've recently just been inviting all of the women or all of the men to come up and share a song. Bishop said it was his very own insta choir. AND THEN during fast and testimony meeting a man got up and bore his testimony. During his testimony he started to SING a song that he's been preparing for his niece's homecoming. It was absolutely beautiful to hear, but the look on Bishop's face when he said he was going to be singing was priceless.
The work is going great here. We are seeing so many miracles. Thank you for your prayers♥
Sister Hammond ♥
Zone conference (notice our matching bird shirts?)
some of our favorite members (our district leader said that we represent Jesus Christ and He didn't have favorites, so neither should we. Jokingly of course. I think. Either way, I love these two!!) Also, the member standing above me bore her testimony in Sacrament meeting of coming out with us! It was so inspiring ♥