Hello everyone! First off we must pay tribute to the great man named Elder Clark! What a great companion is he. He has taught me so much about being someone who loves everyone! He is diligent, fun, loving, caring, and just a downright awesome person. It has been some of the best 3 months just getting to be with him. We did some really great work together. We built a friendship that will last forever.
Now the time is with Elder Freeman. He has 5 weeks left in his mission. Let's hope he doesn't get too trunky eh? He he no he is good. He wants to finish his mission strong. The walking around all the time is making him pretty tired. He sleeps real well at night.
This was a super awesome week! On my last day with Elder Clark we had 3 appointments go through! One active member lesson, a lesson with Ciara, Zeke, Daija and Eric, Ruben and Amanda's kids, and one with Clint. The lesson with the Ruiz kids was fire! They joked around with us a lot before the lesson but once the prayer was said they were all business. They did not joke around at all. They really wanted to learn. Eric especially was firing off questions left and right. Since they are teenagers they are having difficulty committing to set times to meet, but Amanda is starting to help us a bit with that which is awesome!
We also had another lesson with Thomas. It was really cool because we had a lesson plan and then when we sat down I felt like we needed to do something different. We were going to teach about following the prophet and keeping the 10 commandments, but instead I felt like we needed to read 3 Nephi 11. We were going to commit him to read that, but we ended up testifying of him truly getting an answer. He said he really wants an answer and he knows in order to do so he has to open his heart. Super awesome!
My thought today comes from our mission's monthly recitation. This was June's:
33 Fear not to do good, my sons, for whatsoever ye sow, that shall ye also reap; therefore, if ye sow good ye shall also reap good for your reward.
34 Therefore, fear not, little flock; do good; let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are built upon my rock, they cannot prevail.
35 Behold, I do not condemn you; go your ways and sin no more; perform with soberness the work which I have commanded you.
36 Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not.
37 Behold the wounds which pierced my side, and also the prints of the nails in my hands and feet; be faithful, keep my commandments, and ye shall inherit the kingdom of heaven. Amen.
I love it for a few reasons. One I love the phrase "fear not little flock" and secondly it just tells us to put complete trust and faith in Jesus Christ. He is our source of hope. As I try to do this work and overcome my inadequacies, this helps me know it isn't about me. I can be humble and know I am just a tool in the Lords hands. I need not fear, for I am with Him. I am built upon His rock. Things may not work out how I wish them to, but they will be how he wants them. Keep being great y'all! I love you! I love you Mom, Dad, and Anna!
Elder Kynan Sorochan