A donde van tan peinado? Sorry for not writing a lot last week but I really just wanted to play basketball so yeah.
This week was quite a good one. We are teaching a lot of people and a lot are progressing and coming to church. I was able to go back to my last Ward for another baptism last Friday! Tamara got baptized and after the baptism Shannon, her sister, who Thorne and I taught and they've been teaching still is going to get baptized in June right before I go home after she gets through some personal stuff.
Me and Elder Thorne with Tamara after her baptism!
The 2 exchanges I went on this week were with Elder Angele and also another one with Elder Dixon. Angele is one of the DLs in our zone and it's been a neat experience to help build him and see him grow. He's from Little Rock, Arkansas and the only really active church member of his family and he only really became active in church right before his mission. He has made big progress and has become a really good leader. Dixon is from upstate New York but grew up in Aberdeen, SD!
Elder Angele and I found another ceramic donkey on exchanges. For those of you watching at home that makes 3 burros this transfer. We knocked on the door, the guy answered and said "sorry guys I'm not interested" then I said "no worries, but can we take a picture with your ceramic donkey?" Then he said "absolutely you can!"
One thing I learned in my studies this week was about the Atonement and grace.
In Hebrews 4:15-16 it says:
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Christ was tempted with everything that we are tempted with and still without sin. In order to partake and access the atonement we need to "come boldly" "obtain mercy" and "find grace".
Those are all things that we have to do. Jesus will never force the atonement on us... it is up to each of us to learn about it, accept it, and apply it. It's a simple and perfect, yet difficult at times. It is the path back to our Heavenly Father.
Service at ThreeSquare was great this week
I love the process of growing so much! Spiritually, temporarily, mentally, physically, emotionally, all of it! It's so cool how life breaks us down and Christ can build us back up to something better than we were before. I know that we truly can be perfected in Christ.
Love you all!