It's been yet another good week here in Barstow! We've been super busy.
Edmund got baptized! So that's probably the biggest news. Really happy for him.
Got to go to president interviews, that was fun. Got to see Dan on the way there, and that is always a joyous occasion.
We went to the Nevada border. That was tight. I was closer to my family in Vegas than I was to my home! And WAY closer than I was to the mission home.
This week definitely had some ups and downs. We met with a guy named Omar. He was referred by his mother in law, and was super interested at first. Came to church, was reading and praying, etc. Then he got busy and we weren't able to meet with him last week, and when we met with him yesterday he said he'd been going to a non-denominational Christian Church and was just focusing on the bible for now. Luckily we had a super cool lesson where we read from the Book of Mormon and helped him understand it better and he has recommitted to reading and praying about it.
My main spiritual thought is this quote by Henry B. Eyring:
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE UNASHAMED
I am a part of the fellowship of the unasamed. the dye has been cast. I have stepped over the line.
The Decision has been made.
I AM A DISCIPLE OF JESUS CHRIST.
I won't look back. let up, slow down. or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I'm finished and done with low living, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, worldly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals. I no longer need pre-eminence, positions, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to be right, first, recognized, praised, regarded or rewarded . I now live by Faith, lean on HIS presence, walk with patience. I am uplifted by prayer, and labor with power . My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven. My road is narrow, my way is is rough, my companions are few, my Guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, divided, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won't give up, shut up, or let up until I have stayed up, stored up, and paid up for the cause of Christ. I must go till he comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till he stops me. And when He returns for His Own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My Banner will be clear.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of GOD unto Salvation to ever one that believeth... " Romans.
Author :- Elder Henry B. Eyring
Isn't that good? I loved that a lot.
Don't be ashamed of what you believe in! Don't turn back on a good thing just because times get hard.
I love you all!
Church is true!