I've never worked so extensively in a while. This week has been great! Spiritual buffer. Never worked so back and forth so much with the Spirit. Like weaving a basket. If it wasn't mentioned before, our mission has been challenged to consecrate our efforts (again). This time we take the challenge of trying to refine ourselves for 40 days, meaning in 40 days time we sacrifice the last bits of our time, talents, tokens, thoughts and actions to the Lord.
It gets a little tougher now cause there's that pull to sing Maroon 5, quote Star Wars, discuss sports. But man, is the Spirit and work of God so much more powerful!
It's been fun thus far being able to see that power in our calling. And with Elder Buhler, the great zombie-killing friend. We had an interesting lesson with a guy named Brian, please pray for him. He's convinced we are doomed to hell, and would like to convert us to his church. He's extremely knowledgeable in the Bible, and has read every passage we give to him with reference to the true Nature of God. He's set to convert us, so are we, but we aren't here to try to convince people of our church. Again he's a great guy, wants to continue to meet with us, which we will, but we're here to change those willing hearts to God. It was a fun lesson about God, and our testimony goes unshaken. Again pray for him if you can, thank you dearly.
With that, we were also both able to learn at Zone Conference and hear from a member of the 1st Quorum of the 70, Elder Zwick. Elder Zwick made the amazing announcement, one that shocked many of us....
I P A D S ! !
Patience practiced. Love resisted. Faith exercised. Humility learned. Knowledge sought after. All in a days work and they finally come, even after being told about them in 2013. I guess better late than never. Apples will be the pushing and gear running tool I think for the work especially in this area. So excited :)
Wishing you the best of weeks, and that you too may be helped in your endeavors.
The Church is true, book (soon a screen) is blue, and Jesus is a Mormon!
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