Thursday, August 22, 2013

Weekly Update

This week has flown by, it seems that it was just a few days ago that I was writing emails.  We had a good week.  Alot of our Appointments fell through but we had backup plans to tract and also visit less active members.  Even though we don't find much success Tracting, we find that when we have success elsewhere.  For example, we had plans to go teach a lesson with an investigator but it fell through. So we decided to go visit some less active members in the area.  We got to their house but their neighbors were loading stuff from their shared porch into the house so we decided to go around the block and try again.  When we got there we knocked but got no answer.  As we turned to leave, they pulled up in their car. We found out that it had been a rough day for her, her husband had left her that morning and she was feeling stressed and sad.  She recognized that she had a desire to return to church and that our visit was a sign of sorts that it was time to do so.  We realized that if we would have just stopped by another time instead of going around the block we would have missed her.  She ended up coming to church with her two daughters, one of which isn't yet baptized.  So even though things aren't going the way that they are "supposed to" things always work out and we notice miracles.  There was a saying that we heard in our district meeting that has become our goal.  It goes '' Obedience brings blessings, but Exact obedience brings miracles." I know that is true.  I've found that as I diligently study the scriptures and pray, God blesses me with opportunities to teach and bless peoples lives.  This week has been full of little miracles like this where our plans fell through but everything worked out.  I'm loving the work.  I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us so much and have promised us countless blessings and miracles if we merely do what they ask. 
I hope everyone has a wonderful week!
Elder Jackson Moroni Ward

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