This past week has been go, go, go but I think the heat is getting to me! By the time we leave at 10 am it's already like in the high 80's. But I'm not complaining at all! There is no humidity!!! ;)
For some reason we have this amazing gift called agency BUT we can't take it away from anyone! From the start of the transfer we had like 8-10 on date and now we have 3. Sariah, Corbin, and Kapree! What happened? What am I doing wrong?! Well I'm trying to do my best and yes we can always improve but this week maybe I haven't had as much faith as I need too. President Winn sent us our weekly email today and it talks all about faith! So cute how Heavenly Father knows us so very well!
As we have been working with Carlos and Shaylee, less active, he has to be interviewed by the Bishop to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood! And then we talked about Patriarchal blessings. He was like yea, I need one! So wonderful helping someone come closer to Heavenly Father to strengthen them and also his future family!
Aryana doesn't want to be baptized but we are going to Temple Square in hopes to help her get a desire but she really needs the family support! Brighton needs to come to church, any help here?!!?!
We were able to help Kathy clean her home. What a wonderful lady, her friend April sent us a text that said, 'Kathy loved testimony meeting and will be a member soon!' There is hope. With all these people dropping us there must be someone out there who needs us more, we just have to find them!
As the week has gone on, Sister M told me, 'You know Sister Pratt, I was thinking about what you said earlier this week about our investigators, How solid are they? Are they really committed to becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ?' We may have a testimony of Jesus Christ and gospel principles but are we really committed or converted to living them every single day? Are we putting forth our work to see miracles happen in our lives? Conversion doesn't come easy. Just like Peter being a fisherman, he still went back to his job. And then finally loved HIM enough, knew HIM enough to say, Yes I will follow thee! Sometimes being a disciple of Christ means standing alone, but you aren't alone because we have been blessed with the Spirit and it will be with us all the time.
Alone in the world but not alone in Christ.
In our last Sacrament meeting we attended yesterday the closing hymn was 142, Sweet Hour of Prayer. 'Believe his word, and trust his grace, I'll cast on him my ev'ry care And wait for thee sweet hour of prayer! I'll cast on him my ev'ry care And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!'
As we are able to build our faith and testimony of Him we will come to know Him like he knows us. We will be able to cast on him our every care, use the atonement, and feel the burden of life be lifted. Pray and seek for His help this week. He knows you and loves you! We are on this earth to grow. To read from the scriptures and attend church. He provided this wonderful plan for us to return back to Him. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Love your daughter and little sister,
Sister Sarah Jane Pratt