This week we had a training from President Parker, and it was all about visions. He showed this video called Celebrate What's Right in the World. That was pretty cool, especially when we apply it to missionary work. Life becomes so much more meaningful when we have goals to work towards, and a vision for how we want to live our lives.
I got to give my first talk as a missionary last Sunday, that was pretty fun. I was called and asked to do it on Thursday night, but then I got so busy and forgot until Sunday morning. But it turned out alright, that's why we try to have the Spirit with us at all times, because we need his help with everything. I spoke about service, and how at the end of the day, we want to always be treating others as Jesus would. Matthew 25 has a really good parable about serving others, it's the one with the sheep and the goats. I hope we can all be like the sheep :)
We had to drop one of our investigators this week. She was this really lovely Indian lady, who always fed us heaps of food (sometimes when we'd just come from a dinner, she wouldn't take no for an answer). But she just didn't want to continue learning. It breaks my heart to see people reject the gospel message. We offer them a way to find greater peace and happiness, and a knowledge of Jesus Christ, and when they say, "No thanks" it's just so sad. I am so grateful for everything I've been given in this life. I know that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ, and that God loves each and every one of us.
I want to close with this wonderful scripture I found yesterday. "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." John 13:35