One of my favorite aspects of missionary work is visiting less active and part member families. It always takes me back to when I was a kid and we would have the missionaries over for dinner. I remember loving the lessons they taught because they always involved the kids through an activity or cool stories. That is something we always try to do that when we visit young families, especially with the family we visit weekly. The past few weeks, we've been reading the Book of Mormon with them and have the kids follow along in the storybook version (genius idea for family study, whoever came up with that idea). I always love asking the kids what they see in the pictures and how they can learn from them.
This week, we also had a special training focused on family history work and how we can use it as a missionary tool. President shared the commission Christ gives in Matthew 28 and pointed out that "all nations" can cut through dimensions, it doesn't just have to be those living in this day and age. The training definitely helped me to realize that is is all one great work directed by our Father in Heaven. When D&C 18 talks about the worth of souls, it isn't just talking about the souls upon this earth, but also the souls of family members, past, and present.
It is my goal in the upcoming weeks to truly apply family history into our missionary work. I hope to get involved with the members (and non members) as we strive to gather the lost sheep and bring them back to the fold. I would invite you to continue (or start) your family history work and help those around you with it as well!
Until next week, Aloooha!
Words of the Week
- Choc, A lot of places here call chocolate "choc"
- Sachet, Packet (instead of oatmeal packets, it's oatmeal sachets)
- 1 Corinthians 2:3-5"And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men,but in the power of God."
When we teach, we don't have to try to impress or stoop to the view of the world. If we strive to teach by the Spirit, there will be power in our teaching. In the long run, it is better to have spiritual power than physical/worldy power.
Our #Murica lunch: chili dogs with foot long Aussie sausage
Ran into our good friend Edimur this week!
We. Got. A. Rice. Cooker!!
Tracting up on the plateau