We were blessed this week to be given a few names from the Sisters to follow up with, the first being a Tongan family. Aunty made us lu and it was just like Harbord. Good day. After their family, we got to meet a 17 year old kid and teach the Restoration, which felt really good. I feel like I haven't been able to teach it in a while , but the Spirit is always there when you do.
It's been really humbling to meet people under many different circumstances. Sometimes growing up, I thought life was so incredibly hard. I feel like I would always be complaining about something. BUT. Looking back, we always had food on the table, a roof over our heads, two parents, and something called love, which some people out here have never felt. I honestly can't imagine living life without love. It almost seems pointless.
Which leads me to my next point. Goals. We've been sharing a message to the members about goals and how they are the beauty of the Gospel. We can always stop, reflect, and re-evaluate. If our foundation needs to be stronger, we can re-focus. Some of the older members have shared their experiences and how goals have blessed their lives. It's interesting because they've said that a lot of their friends outside the church have no purpose in life. Why would you want to live like that?
And finally, Fast & Testimony Sunday. It feels so good to be in a Ward with kids again. Makes me feel at home. Gosford has such a good balance between young families and the wisdom seniors. There were 3 common themes from the testimonies born: prayer, love, and service. All three of them are simple principles of the Gospel, but help us to grow immensely. How grateful I am for eternal progression and the opportunity we have to become the best that Christ wants us to be.
Love you's heaps!
Feelin' artsy as
Us and Erin in front of the frangipani (plumeria)
They got some steep hills out here, but them views though