First thing to tell you about: We were able to visit Mark again this week and he kept telling us how much he wanted to get back into going to a church to thank God for all the blessings that he has received. We tried to invite him to come to Stake Conference this week, but he told us that he wasn't going to be able to make it because it was a really big game for the Green Bay Packers last Sunday, and he had already invited friends over to watch it with him. But on the bright side...at least he was completely honest with us about it! And he said he would come to church this next week!
Another really cool thing that happened was last Sunday (not the 11th, the one before that) a 12 year old named Noah came to church with his nanny (who is a member) because he wanted to start learning more about the church. So this last week we went on exchanges, and I was with Elder Daley, and we were about to visit some members when we run into Noah! So we set up a lesson for Thursday. And on Thursday when we got there...he told us he needed to move it to Friday so that his mom could be there to sit in. And he had tried to text that to us as well...but I guess we had given him the wrong number somehow. Anyways! We went by on Friday and taught the Restoration. And Noah has a lot of desire to learn more.
|A funny address Elder Wixom saw while out and about.|
Well, the scripture I want to share today is 1 Nephi 17:17-18, "And when my brethren saw that I was about to build a ship, they began to murmur against me, saying: Our brother is a fool, for he thinketh that he can build a ship; yea, and he also thinketh that he can cross these great waters. And thus my brethren did complain against me, and were desirous that they might not labor, for they did not believe that I could build a ship; neither would they believe that I was instructed of the Lord." When I reread that scripture recently I thought about why Nephi's brothers wouldn't want Nephi to build the ship so they could cross to the promised land like God had promised them. Then I thought of how lots of the General Authorities talk about good-better-best. And how Laman and Lemuel wanted to stay in Jerusalem (good), and now that they were in the land Bountiful they didn't want to leave (better), even though it would mean that they wouldn't ever make it to the promised land (best). So what this means for us is we need to make sure that we don't get caught up on what is good, or even better, but we need to strive for what is best!
That's all for this week!