First off, we had a chance to go and do some service as a district. And that was really good. We were helping to move and organize some supplies at a foster care facility, and it went well. I always love it when I have the chance to go and do some service for someone else!
|missionaries being funny at the service project|
|lunch with some other Elders one day|
Then this last Sunday was Stake Conference for us here in San Marcos and Escondido. And that was a really good meeting! The messages that were shared there were awesome. Some of the best were one about charity, one about how the Atonement not only heals us spiritually but also heals all other aspects of our lives, and a talk by President Kendrick about being ready to give an answer at any time we are called upon to talk about the Gospel. In the end, it was an awesome meeting.
One character in the Book of Mormon that I really like is Zeezrom, possibly because that is one of the big characters I have been reading about at the time. But anyways. I really like how Alma and Amulek are teaching those in Ammonihah, and Zeezrom, as well as the other lawyers, start contending with them. Over the course of chapters 11 and 12 of Alma, Zeezrom goes from trying to trick and deceive them, to beginning, "to inquire of them diligently, that he might know more concerning the kingdom of God." And then Zeezrom believes their words, and eventually gets baptized in a later chapter. And I really like this story because it really shows how the Spirit can soften even the hardest of hearts, and help convert even the most cunning and deceiving of people.
That's all for this week! Talk to you next week!