Wednesday, June 8, 2016

May 23, 2016

Sorry I'm terrible at taking pictures lately. Working at the trail center is crazy. You have almost no time for anything, you're always running around everywhere. It reminds me of being in the MTC. We've spent 4 of the 7 nights this past week at other sisters' apartments because we live about 20 minutes from the trail center so it's easier to stay with closer sisters so we can get there faster.

I gave a solo tour for the first time this week! It wasn't even that bad! The trail center gets crazy busy during the summer so usually everyone has to take tours by themselves.

On Friday we met this guy named James and we started talking to him and asking what he believed and he's so cool. He said he already has a Book of Mormon and we told him about 3 Nephi 11 when Christ comes to visit the Nephites and he was like, "Hey that's cool! I never actually started reading it yet, but I'm gonna read that chapter first thing when I wake up tomorrow." It was sweet.

Sorry this is short, I forgot my journal at home so I don't remember anything that happened this week.

Here's an awesome quote we shared with an investigator this week and it really touched her:

"True conversion is more than merely having a knowledge of gospel principles and implies even more than just having a testimony of those principles. It is possible to have a testimony of the gospel without living it. Being truly converted means we are acting upon what we believe and allowing it to create "a mighty change in us, or in our hearts. "In the booklet True to the Faith, we learn that "conversion is a process, not an event. You become converted as a result ofrighteous efforts to follow the Savior." It takes time, effort, and work...

The prophet Moroni in the Book of Mormon taught, "I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute notbecause ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith." In our world, where instant gratification is the expectation, we are often guilty of expecting the reward without having to work for it. I believe Moroni is telling usthat we must do the work first and exercise faith by living the gospel; then we receive the witness that it is true. True conversion occurs as you continue to act upon the doctrines you know are true and keep the commandments day afterday, month after month." ~Bonnie L. Oscarson

~Sister Temp

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