Monday, July 14, 2014

I Love To See The Temple!

I had a really good week this last week.

One of the best parts was I got to go to the San Diego Temple last Thursday! So that was as fun as it ever was. I was able to get more "postcard-perfect-pictures" as I've taken to call a good portion of pictures I take down here in Southern California. I guess that is one of the benefits of having terrific weather almost all year round! But yeah, going to the temple always fills me with such peace and joy, and it helped make every day a little bit brighter (even though in sunny Southern California it is always pretty bright).

A few days before my district had a district activity, and that was really fun. We went and played some games at a nearby park and had a picnic consisting of quite the variety of foods (someone brought a bag of "Frosted Flakes," just to give you an idea of the weird things missionaries bring to picnics). But it was a lot of fun, and a great way to spend the last week we are going to have as a district together.

Had a Zone Training Meeting this week. And that was really good! We talked a lot about Elder Ballard's challenge from this last conference. It was a really great meeting, and it's always nice to come together and learn from each other.

Well, honestly that pretty much sums up the week. Except for transfer calls that is. Drumroll please..........Elder Solomon is staying.........and so am I! We're both still going to be here in the Santa Fe Hills ward! So I am really excited!

Spiritual thought...hmmm...well, this last week I read Mosiah chapter 29, and the beginning of it made me think a little bit. At the beginning, King Mosiah asks the people who they would have be their next king, and they respond in verse 2 with, "And it came to pass that the voice of the people came, saying: We are desirous that Aaron thy son should be our king and our ruler." But that doesn't work because of  the fact that Aaron had left with his brothers to go to the Lamanites to preach the gospel. So I was thinking that Aaron is giving up a very prominent position in society, with whatever comes with that, to go and serve the Lord. This reminds us of in the book of Jacob, "But before‍ ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom‍ of God." (Jacob 2:18) and it really shows what seeking for the kingdom of God can bring, because Aaron and his brothers were very successful in their missions, and felt tremendous joy because of it. So yeah, that's just something that I was thinking about.

That's pretty much all for this week. Talk to you soon!


Elder Wixom

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