This week has been pretty good--people are coming to church, we have a new investigator, Annie, & we have been told about a teenage girl who wants to be baptized ASAP! Talk about miracles! With Annie, we taught the 1st lesson & will keep teaching her each week. Can't wait to meet the girl, who I will call Allie. The work has been getting a little better--I hope that we'll have this whole area busy & ready for next transfer! Transfers are on Oct. 9th & 10th, and who knows what could happen--I'm sure the area will split, so Sis Felagai & I could be split up, or we might be kept together in one part of our area. We'll see!
We had to change Melissa & April's baptism dates because we need a little more time to work with them through the lessons, but they are both doing great! I hope to be close to their area next transfer, because that's when their dates will need to be.
Something awesome from this week was a lesson in church about sacrifice, the main point being "to be a living sacrifice." Being a living sacrifice means several things: to be giving of yourself, to change the way you live, to give something up for something greater, etc. But a very good point that the teacher brought up is that it all comes down to CHOICE. What we are & what we do is all based on the choices we make in our lives. If we are a living sacrifice, that means we CHOOSE to follow Christ and we CHOOSE to do the things Heavenly Father would have us do, and we CHOOSE to give our time, efforts, and desires to Him. So with that, I would like for each of you to ask yourselves what choices you are going to make right here, right now. Will you choose to be better today than you were yesterday? Will you choose to "come unto Christ, and be perfected in Him"?
I hope that all of you are doing well in all areas of your lives. Always remember that you have a Father in Heaven who loves you very much & He only wants to bless you & help you, and He can when you willingly follow the Savior's example. I say that in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Be strong & faithful because He was!
~Sister San Diego