Monday, April 27, 2015

100 year anniversary of the Armenian genocide

So this week was REALLY great!
We went to the Genocide Memorial and and then went to do a Day of Service for a member out in a village. We dug and turned the dirt and then planted corn and strawberries and SUNFLOWERS!! While we were working the member kept making us laugh because he was calling the weeds we pulled "Lamanites" -- The Elders were digging up a pipe for the neighbor guy and after we finished we went over to try out the pick ax. See pictures attached.

Not tons to report on investigator wise -- V is great. On date and really excited about her Baptism. But others are struggling.

Some thoughts from Elder L. Whitney Clayton, in his talk "Choose to Believe" from the most recent General Conference.

"God requires that initially we at least desire to believe…

Every day each of us faces a test...will we choose to believe in Him and allow the light of His gospel to grow within us, or will we refuse to believe and insist on traveling alone in the dark?...

Belief and testimony and faith are not passive principles. They do not just happen to us. Belief is something we choose—we hope for it, we work for it, and we sacrifice for it…Our actions are the evidence of our belief and become the substance of our faith…

Sometimes progress in spiritual things can seem slow or intermittent. Sometimes we may feel that we have lost ground, that we have made mistakes, or that our best efforts to find the Savior are not working. If you feel this way, please do not give up—ever… In those moments when the light of your faith has dimmed, let your hope for the Savior’s love and grace, found in His gospel and His Church, overcome your doubt. I promise that He stands ready to receive you. Over time you will come to see that you have made the best choice you could possibly have made. Your courageous decision to believe in Him will bless you immeasurably and forever."

Sorry this is short this week but I love you!

          100 year anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide


Service project

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