Monday, May 18, 2015
Keep the Sabbath Day Holy :)
My dearest loved ones,
Now Im truly starting to see how fast time flies in the mission field. Our lessons were below average for us but we had a great week and South Carolina is just the best.
We were able to have many service opportunities this week. Quite honestly we do not get enough. I love helping people. I think back to all the times my dad wanted help with the yard and I complained while doing it. Yeah... I TAKE IT ALL BACK. I wish I could help him because I love being able to help our here. Its the biggest treat to be able to serve someone. And thats only a glimpse of why Christ loved it so much.
Ive learned on my mission how much I truly do love hymns. We go once a week to sing to a nursing home and its the greatest. They are all smiling and you can just feel the Spirit so strong.
On Saturday we attended two baptisms. Parker who is 8 year olds and David who is a convert for the North Charleston Sisters. Both were splendidly beautiful. At the end of David's I had to take a moment because the Spirit overwhelmed me. I regret all the baptisms "I could never make it to" when I was at home. They truly are special.
Then my favorite day of the week comes around which is Sunday. I just love going to church and feeling the Spirit and being with people. I LOVE THE PEOPLE OF GOOSE CREEK. They are the best. So during Sacrament my companion translates the meeting to Spanish so I sit with my dear friend Grace. She is the funniest little gal. She is 7 years old and loves my sacrament bingo cards. She always sits next to me at church and I love her family dearly. They move to Utah at the beginning of July and Grace told me I cannot leave until she does. Hopefully Heavenly Father feels the same. Anyways, every Sunday I just understand more and more of the importance of church and why we attend. While I love people, it isnt for the social gathering. It's to remember our Lord Jesus Christ. I love the Spirit you feel on Sundays. I think of all the commandments and rules I have as a missionary but keeping the Sabbath Day holy is one of the most basic commandments. Its part of the 10 commandments given by God to Moses. Something really simple that we have been asked to do. We also were able to meet with one of our investigators named Taylor. She is ready to be baptized we are just waiting for her fathers permission. She is such a sweetheart and she just understands the gosple. Sundays are my favorite. Handsdown.
That's about all I have to say this week! We get to go to Irmo this Friday so being able to have a 4 hour drive will be way nice. And then we have transfer calls this weekend :)
My invitation to you all this week is to read, listen or watch the talk given by Elder Russell M Nelson in the April 2016 General Conference about the Sabbath day. Feel the Spirit.
God Be With You Until We Meet Again
And a picture of one of the many critters I caught this week :)