This week DRAGGED. Not because it was a bad week, but rather because it was interrupted by meetings and filled with appointments falling through. I kinda feel like we didn't work hard this week, and that we really could have done better. At the same time, Conference was a huge spiritual pick-me-up, and I have a lot of insights about the future and present. If I had time, I would share them all, but I don't have that kind of time. Here are a few:
President Eyring--If I'm not receiving the word of God by the Spirit, but rather by some other means (ex. logic or book learning), I'm not receiving it into my heart, and am merely learning with my head like anything else.
Elder Renlund--The closer we get to the Lord, the more we realize hes always at our side.
Elder Arnold--Working with less actives is just as important as working with investigators, and the Lords promise of joy upon bringing them into the Good Shepherds fold applies to them, too.
Elder Ballard--FAMILY COUNCIL. Enough said. Definitely putting that into practice in my future family; touched me to the core.
President Uchtdorf--The point of the family is that it lasts into the eternities; its not just something to enjoy until it gets old and then start a new one.
President Uchtdorf--Obedience is how we discover what we are really made of and what we can really handle.
Elder Oaks--The simplest, most important questions I could answer as a missionary are the ones I cannot answer for anyone else; that answer comes SOLELY from the Spirit.
Other than that, I don't have too much to say. Today we went to Sambil, ate, and bumped into another elder from my group. We sat talking and eating Krispy Kreme for a good half hour or so--that was nice. This week is looking to be a lot better as far as going out with members and having firm appointments. I got recipes this week for Arepas, Bread Pudding estilo Dominicano, and Habichuela con Dulce--I'm going to see what happens with each this week.
Love you guys!