Sunday, October 25, 2015

Hola todos!
     Another week has gone by with fun adventures and learning
experiences. This week, while visiting different pueblos in our area
to try and find people there to teach, we found a yellow sidewalk
reminding us of the yellow brick road, and I thought that it would be
very fitting for the topic of this week. 😃 As we are obedient and
stay on path that the Lord has shown us, we will be able to overcome
any obstacle that may be our way and receive the blessings that the
God has prepared for us.
     On Monday my companion and I arrived a little early to a visit
with our recent convert, and were surprised to see that the mom of the
husband was at the house. She was a bit upset that her son had been
baptized and become Mormon. But, after talking with her, we were able
to help her see how this decision had blessed her son. Then the niece
came, and our recent converts being smart, invited them both to pray
with us before they needed to leave. The niece talked with us a little
and we were able to get her information and set up an appointment.
Taking the opportunity that was presented us was a blessing.
         We received another reference from a member, and yesterday we
were able to visit them with the member to accompany us. They were an
elderly couple that had been married for over 50 years and their
friend. The elderly couple was so sweet and kind, and the friend was
very opinionated and liked to interrupt a lot. We explained very
simply the plan of salvation, but that was a struggle with the friend
interrupting every five seconds, but it's all good. The elderly couple
loved it and want us to visit again, and I hope that the next time we
will be able to actually talk with them...
        I was reading in Matthew 14 this week and was reminded about
the importance of partaking of the sacrament and where our thoughts
are focused as we do so:

32 And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith
to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.

33 And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be
sore amazed, and to be very heavy;

34 And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death:
tarry ye here, and watch.

35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed
that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.

36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take
away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou

37 And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter,
Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?

38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly
is ready, but the flesh is weak.

     Sacrament meeting is only an hour and the actual sacrament part
is only 15 minutes, but so often I remember falling asleep and not
enjoying the blessings that can come as we remember what our savior
has done for us and starting the week off spiritually refreshed and
ready to do better. I think it was President David O. McKay who said
that he had never been to a boring sacrament meeting. We have so much
we can learn as we are spiritually prepared each week when we come to
church. I love sacrament meeting.

 Well I hope this week you all have fun and have many wonderful
experiences sharing the gospel with your friends.

Hermana Schmidt

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