To start off the week we had a mean FHE with a member family Monday night! We had a less active guy named George come to that and it was great to see him open up and be a part of the FHE. He loves getting out of his house because of the drinking and smoking that is always taking place there. He is really trying to become better! Its really cool to see the changes he is making. It is hard though because he told us that now he has to work Sundays... He has worked so hard for this job and now he cant come to Church. So we are going to keep teaching him and working with him!
One thing that we are really trying to work on is finding and teaching the part member families in the ward. We were able to visit a few families that Bishop gave us to try to work with. We had a few good lessons with them and are planning on going back and seeing them all again this week! It is hard to see how much potential there is in this ward that we cant figure out how to unlock! We have so much work that we cant seem to do! We try and try and we end up in the same place. Sometimes it feels like we are trying to push a brick wall forward...
On Wednesday we had the chance to go on trade off with the Assistants. I went with Elder Maxfield to the North Shore. It was really nice to get to spend the time with Elder Maxfield! ( He is from Farmington and went to Viewmont ) It was also weird going to North Shore. I didn't completely love it! As much as I hate worrying about Dogs and crazies in The Hood, I will miss it down here when I have to go! It is Heaven in Da' Hood!
So funny story. We were suppose to get fed on Sunday by a family in the ward but She was sick and he was in Samoa for a Funeral. So another member cooked for them and for us. Well they cooked a normal sized feed for us, but then they dropped it off. So normally we eat at the house and then the other food is eaten by the family after we leave. Well they gave us the whole feed then left... So we had HEAPS of food! I'll send a pic!
One of the things I studied this week was Diligence. One of the Scriptures that really stood out to me was D&C 123:12-14
12. For there are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties, and denominations, who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, whereby they lie in wait to deceive, and who are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find it—
13. Therefore, that we should waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness, wherein we know them; and they are truly manifest from heaven—
14. These should then be attended to with great earnestness.
I love how this says that others Salvation depend on us. When we are diligent we can effect the salvation of so many others! I am so happy that I get to be here helping so many others! I know that there is no other place that I would rather be! I love this gospel and all that it teaches!
Love Elder Seelos!
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