Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Service and Sacrifice

I'm going to do my best to remember what happened this week. We got transfer calls but Elder Evans and I are both staying here. Elder Geverts is leaving to Ruidoso, though and so his companion, elder Nelson, who's still in training, is getting a new companion, Elder Hastings.

It also snowed here this week, but now it's all gone and warm again, of course. We did some service this week, which was great! We helped this member's daughter move in one day and later on we got to go to a less active member's house (the guy who's house I skyped you at) and helped him dig up his backyard. We were looking for his sewer line and dug up almost half of his entire yard looking for it but never actually found it. 

We haven't had too much progress with any of our investigators. We got in contact with J again, finally, but he still won't come to church for some reason. M only wants to talk about the super deep doctrines and isn't really progressing because he's so focused on that. C, on the other hand, is doing great! She's been trying super hard and is keeping all of the commandments we've taught her. She has had a couple hurdles to get over, but it's amazing how much it helps when investigators have great member support! She was our only investigator to come to church this week again, too.

Yesterday in church we talked about sacrifice and service a lot. The Lord sometimes requires a lot of us; more than we think we can give Him at times; but I know that everything we have is a gift from Him. All we have to give Him is our hearts and be willing to serve Him. I know when we do give up our time, energies, and/or possessions to more fully serve the Lord, He will bless us with exponentially more than we gave to Him. I love y'all and hope you have a great week!

- Elder Carlson

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