What-ho? It is COLD. :D Haha, this morning the Hmong Elders came over to take some pictures (they both have Ukeleles, and so does Sister Brady, so we had to take a Uke picture before Elder Hang gets transferred) and I had forgotten to grab my earmuffs and within minutes I was pretty sure I had frostbite because I couldn't tell I even had ears anymore.
So now I have my earmuffs. ;)
Hmm, what to tell you... we are being so blessed! It seems we always have things to do and people to see. We are starting to work with a few of the families in the ward whose parents aren't both members of the church. As we've invited them to take the lessons, they have been very receptive! So hopefully we will be able to continue teaching them.
Thank you for your prayers. They are so essential!
This week I was reading a talk by Elder Nelson about Celestial families, and he talked about how the purpose of earth is to form, perfect, and bind families. It really struck me, especially since lately we've been talking a lot with Rob (one of the people we are teaching) about the purpose of life on earth. Forming Celestial families is definitely not the first thing I answer when you ask me what the purpose of life is. But it is. I guess that'll be a little clearer to me when I have a family of my own, but I think I will need to have a clearer focus on this principle when I teach...
We had a baptism yesterday for an 8-year-old named Josh. :) It was a sweet experience! Rob came with us, and we were grateful he got to see how the ordinance is performed. Afterwards, we talked with him about the priesthood, and about what a blessing it was that Josh's father got to baptize him... it brought up some good questions about the priesthood and about the absolute importance of God's authority.
Cool stuff. Anyways.
I don't have too much time and I don't have my drive so I cannot upload pictures for you. :( Next week should be better.
This week I've been focusing on hope. :) Let me just say, it is essential to have when you are knocking doors...
Weekly Challenge: Learn something new about the quality of hope. Seek to recognize what you hope for and where your desires are. And then adjust accordingly.