Dear Family and Friends,
I'm 2 months behind in my journal, there is just never any time to write... this also means it is hard to quickly summarize my week each week. I'm trying to catch up during lunches and dinner during the week when I can. For now... here are two highlights from this week:
-We had an eating appointment at the Nielsen’s house. The elders have a car this transfer and were able to give us a ride since we were in their area and did not think we would make it in time on our bikes. When we got there we realized still had ten minutes before our appointment. We all agreed to having a contest to try and find someone to share a lesson with before we had our dinner appointment and the winning team would receive chocolate milk from the other team. We frantically tried to knock on doors hoping someone would be home so we could share a message with them. The first three doors we knocked… no one was home! Finally we found a father and his little baby girl (who reminded me of nieces Daphne and Danielle combined except she was less than a year old, so how I remember them) sitting outside on their little porch patio. He said he does not believe in God, but we were still able to share with Him a some of what we believed and he even let us pray with him and his family. He said he was not interested in having us come back, but would check out the church website. We decided we are going to try to do this before every eating appointment. It really pumps us up to find those people who the Lord has prepared :)
-We ate with the Bishop and his family. My companion mentioned that I had just found out my dad was going to be getting a new calling to serve in the temple. Our Bishop had us read the first paragraph of Temples in the Bible dictionary, it says,
"A temple is literally a house of the Lord, a holy sanctuary in which sacred ceremonies and ordinances of the gospel are performed by and for the living and also in behalf of the dead. A place where the Lord may come, it is the most holy of any place of worship on the earth. Only the home can compare with the temple in sacredness."
Then he asked if the home is the only place that compare in sacredness then what makes it that way? The people there. It's ironic because the next day we went to our investigator's house and she told us that she doesn't let just anyone into her home. I think that's why we need temple recommends in order to enter into temples just to keep us in check and the environment so we can control the sacredness within.
I love temples :)
Life is beautiful!
Love you all!