"In the short span of mortal existence it is impossible for man to explore with thoroughness any considerable part of the vast realm of knowledge. It becomes, therefore, the part of wisdom to direct our efforts to the investigation of the field that promises the results of greatest worth." James E. Talmage
So, we have to dedicate our lives to the things that matter the very most: God and family.
Some things that really help:
don't leave kind words unsaid
don't speak harsh words -- they only leave regret
don't live in the past, or live like Laman and Lemuel thinking "we might have been happy" 1 Nephi
Worry is a way of mentally practicing failure
My ponderizing scripture this week is 1 Nephi
We are sOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO blessed! The Duran kids are going to get baptized my last Sunday here! It is so important as a missionary to talk to EVERYONE. Because otherwise we never would have met Cecilia, their mom who had been less-active, and started teaching the cute kids, and they are just so great and receptive. They read their scriptures and keep their committments, and the dad, Christian, is slowly starting to speak to us. That's a big step of progress. We have this awesome Caballero Family that lives right by them. Sister Caballero grew up in Agua Santa, and I know her parents because they are members there! So that is so fun. They live really close to us, and take really good care of us too. We love their family, and they are always passig by the Duran family's house to talk and see how they're doing. It is all just such a miracle, and we are so grateful. So Nicholas and Ayirai are going to be baptized in two more weeks:)
As a missionary, one of the most important things I see is the ability to be spiritually self-sufficient. To do the things you need to do, and recieve revelation and guidance and keep moving forward because you want to. Don't wait for people to have to tell you what to do! That's the big problem with less-actives.
Last week for out Tuesday contact-marathon day Hermana Rohner and I made the most contacts, so we got to have the contact cup for the week:) yay:)
Thought from the temple president:
The heart understands what the mind doesn't know:)
I love you all so much! Don't blink! I am so grateful to be here and be who I am. Have such a happy week! And help others be happy too!