Don't you love being a missionary for Valentines Day week?? Oh it's so great. I especially love when the sacrament talks are all about marriage. That is a personal favorite topic for me right now in my life. 🙃 But on the real, this week really was good!
We had trade-off's with our beautiful STLs on Wednesday! Sister Elwell and I stayed here in Gainesville and Sister Gabbitas went the 2nd Ward with Sister Winona. Sister Elwell was a trooper with a capital T as we walked 5783466 miles to get to a house where no one was even home. Let's just say, our calves resemble one of Michelangelo's pieces. #Blessed🌟
We have a member in our ward who has wanted us to teach his daughters for a long time now and we finally were able to set up a time with them! I haven't taught kids for a looonnnggg time (since I was with Sister McConnell in St. Augustine) so it's been a hot minute and I forgot how different it is. I love it though!! It's much more interactive and they think we are pretty cool which is a bonus when everyone else thinks you are an absolute nutter.👍 It was really fun!
I will give y'all a much better scripture to make up for last week's scripture (though funny, it was not at all spiritually uplifting...oops🤗)! So here it is!
1 Nephi 15:24
"And I said unto them that it was the word of God; and whoso would hearken unto the word of God, and would hold fast unto it, they would never perish; neither could the temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness, to lead them away to destruction."
In this verse Nephi is explaining to his brothers what the "iron rod" was in Lehi's vision of the Tree of Life. The 'iron rod' that we are supposed to hold so tightly to is the Word of God, scriptures. What an incredible promise! When we study, not just read, our scriptures we are given the power to overcome temptations that come our way, and anything else the adversary could throw at us. I don't know about you but I want that promise!! Hold tight to the scriptures, I promise it will bring you power.
I hope you have a STELLAR week and I will talk to y'all next week! 😙