Aside from that, this week was solid with service. We went again to the old folks home; scooping out sweet flavors of ice cream and serving it to sweet old people is pretty sweet ;)
There is a lady there who is 106!!! Wowsers, I can't even imagine what it will be like to be 30 haha. But it is good, and what is more good is getting to know what service really is.
At the GGC Campus we were told to get creative... score! For the most part we have gone to GGC and done the regular missionary approach; after a while of doing that though, we lose the drive and focus. The service becomes more of a burden... And that's partly cause we work in mostly humid and 90+ degree weather. Anyway, our companionship brainstormed; and now we plan on implementing new ways (like music) to find new investigators and help people. Using our talents and stretching ourselves to the best of our ability and having a lively time, all in a days work.
So "Here's A Note", a new way of finding and helping the youth at college this week, as they finish up their summer semester and take their finals we are using notes of inspiration. On Sunday we had our branch help make these inspiring and motivational notes to hand out to students. These notes came out to be super rad, ranging from the phrases of the simple, "You can do it!" to funny double-take messages like, "I love bananas. If you fail your test I will not eat bananas. Please don't fail your test. Love, your banana loving Mormon friend". Haha, trying to spice things up with the YSA feels good :)
Short messages of encouragement go a long way. It's said when teaching, short powerful messages creates change in the heart. Inspiration occurs. Goals are achieved, and that's what we want for these kids. So trying to leave a lasting impression on them, hoping they remember those Mormon dudes and remember that we weren't just there to bother them with religion, but to help them succeed in life. Even if most of them rejected the message, we still love them. And as Mosiah says, "...When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.".
This new way of helping others has really helped me. This church is so true.
Thanks y'all for the great things you do! Serve others, respect others, love your fellow man (or woman), do good and when that day comes when we cross that great divide look back saying, I made it.
Take care this week! Happy Pioneer day
Lots of Love,
p.s. I'm so brown I'm gonna die