Wednesday, January 6, 2016

November 23, 2015

On Monday we got to go to a cat funeral. Our dinner appointment told us their cat died that day and so after we ate dinner we went and buried their cat in the backyard. Their uncle drove all the way from Omaha for the funeral because apparently he was very emotionally attached to the cat as well. They asked us to say a prayer and share a scripture so we shared Mosiah 16:7-8 and then we all sang a song about the cat. It was the most solemn funeral I've ever attended.

On Tuesday we had zone conference and Elder Martino from the Seventy came and spoke to us. I can see why he's a general authority. It was the coolest. So much good missionary advice. And cool story, I actually got a priesthood blessing from Elder Martino. 

Quote of the week from Elder Martino's talk this last general conference:
"If you have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now? If you do not feel it now, you can feel it again, but consider Nephi's counsel. Be obedient, remember the times when have felt the Spirit in the past, and ask in faith. Your answer will come, and you will feel the love and peace of the Savior. It may not come as quickly or in the format you desire, but the answer will come. Do not give up. Never give up."

I think so many people just give up because they forget the spiritual experiences they've had. You think you'll remember an amazing experience because the Spirit is so strong and it seems unforgettable, but you'll still forget. That's why writing those things in your journal is so important! (And this is a little hypocritical because I've only written in my own journal a couple three or four times in the last 2 months, but don't worry, I repented.) Like in the Book of Mormon in 3 Nephi when the sign appears, everyone is amazed and gets baptized. But like 3 years later they were already forgetting what they saw and they started disbelieving all the things they had heard and seen. If you don't write down your exact feelings, Satan will lessen the experience in your mind and you'll dismiss it. All throughout the Book of Mormon the prophets are telling the people to remember their fathers and remember when they had faith and remember the things they experienced. 

Alright there's my rant of the week.

~Sister Temp

​Oh Nebraska . . . You can't be Harry Potter.

​And here's Sister T and our wacko dog, Izzy. (She is seriously the weirdest dog ever.)

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