Spence- do ya remember when she was born? Mom says she named her Kate, but we totally did because on the TV show Arthur their mom had a baby and they named her Kate. And then remember when we were bringing her home from the hospital and we fought over who got to sit by her.. lol. I remember dad saying, "You're already fighting? Here we go..."
Kate is the greatest friend anyone could ever have. She can get along with anyone and is always on the search to have the most fun. She went to EFY in Rexburg.. what. Here's a picture.. she looks like she's already in college. CRAY.
As for our week.. I don't have many pictures or fun stories.. my apologies.
Our garden is coming together. We put down sod and are now waiting for the weather to cool off.. It may be a while.. but hey, we got it started.
Saturday morning we got up early to beat the heat and worked from 730 to 10 in the Fratila's backyard. Its a JUNGLE. We cut down bamboo trees and hauled branches to the curb. It was good, hard labor.
one of the member's family went to the national table tennis tournament and got gold. #represent
la obra misional:
Brother Strange is a car salesman here and sold a car to a man a week ago who was looking for help finding religion for his son. Brother Strange got his number, invited us and Paul (the son) over Friday night, we had a lesson, and HE IS SO GOLD. He had all these questions about Jesus Christ and how to feel the spirit. He came to church and said if there wasn't such a big line to bear testimony in sacrament meeting that he would have gotten up and bore his.
I was listening to
"Come, Come, Ye Saints" this week and the words came to life.
Come, come, ye saints,
no toil nor labor fear,
but with joy wend your way.
Though hard to you this journey may appear,
grace shall be as your day.
'Tis better far for us to strive our useless cares from us to drive,
do this, and joy, your hearts will swell-- All is well, All is well.
Just this morning I was reading one of my favorite talks about the atonement, "His Grace is Sufficient" by Brad Wilcox. He quoted the song,
Grace shall be as your day. That sounds simple.. but think about it. Grace shall be as your day.
"As dark as night may become, we can always count on the sun coming up. As dark as our trials, sins, and mistakes may appear, we can always have confidence in the grace of Jesus Christ. Do we earn a sunrise? No. Do we have to be worthy of a chance to begin again? No. We just have to accept these blessings and take advantage of them. As sure as each brand-new day, grace—the enabling power of Jesus Christ—is constant. Faithful pioneers knew they were not alone. The task ahead of them was never as great as the power behind them."
Often people say to us, "I am saved by the grace of God. I am good."
Yes, but that's not it. Are you changed by grace?
Do you make your decisions based on knowing what God would want you to do?
Yes? Keep going.
No? Change something.