March 14, 2011
GOOD WEEK EVERYONE!!!!
HAPPY GREEN-DAY TO YOU ALL!!!
so this week was a crazy one!!!! we had zone conference so we were
going to go to armenia!! so it was going to be a good trip.... well
my companion lost his passport and due to that we were not able to go
down with everyone else... so we stayed behind in georgia and did
some searching.... no luck. it was sad to miss the zone conference
since it has been 5 months from the last one. and it will be another 3
to 4 months till we have one again.... i really love those meetings
and it is a bummer that we missed it...
so good news we did find some really old less-active members this week
and they came to church this week. it was good to see that when they
came, members welcomed them back and made them feel at home again.
also we had an old investigator show randomly at church this week and
asked when we would start teaching him. that was cool!!! he even
asked if we would have warm water at his baptism LOL HEY, this week
we did have a baptism in our branch from the other set of elders. the
guy wanted to do it in a river like Christ so we went out to a village
and did that in a really dirty, cold river but the guy wanted it so it
was done!!! really cool! he will be a strong member and good help to
there is a saying that, Christ started off towards the 'hill of the
skull' where we would die. He started carrying His cross down the
path that lead to the hill. He struggled and slipped, He went as far
as He could and then when He could go no more, HIS burden was lifted
and taken by someone else and carried the rest of the way. Christ
still had to go to the hill. He still had to walk to the hill even
after His burden was taken. and so when he says take up your cross
and follow me; He is telling us that we must first start the trip to
the hill(kingdom of God) we have to pick up our burden and start down
the path. yes we will slip and struggle but when we get to that point
where we have gone as far as we possibly can go, it will not be all
the way, that is when our burden will be lifted and carried by
another, Jesus Christ. but we still have to go dawn the path to the
end, even after our burden is taken from us we have to go to the
end!!! There was one to take the burden Christ bore on His path, and
if He being the Son of God had help, then certainly we will have help
on our path. The Son of God had help in his life, even if it was
physical help; and so shall we too have help in our lives and not just
physical help but spiritual help that will raise us from the darkest
pits of life.
GOD LIVES AND LOVES US!!! HOLD TO HIS WORD AND CONTINUE DOWN THE PATH!!!!!!!
Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions