Tuesday, January 19, 2016

January 19, 2016

Friends and family,

This is annoying. We literally were scrapping to get two people at church last Sunday. We need to be more proactive so we don't have to rely on a miracle to come in and save us. But we did go to the temple today which is why our emails are coming today rather than Monday.
This last week was good. We have a family that was going to come to church but the mom got sick and wasn't up for coming. Hopefully they'll all come next Sunday.

A thought I have is that if we look at one another as brothers and sisters, we wouldn't want to seriously hurt one another. But we've all had conflicts with our siblings growing up (I had quite the quarrelsome sister, she always tried to pick a fight with innocent Jared... Ok, maybe I wasn't so innocent...) but we do have those trials and troubles with siblings. BUT if we see each other as brothers and sisters AND if we imagine God, our Heavenly Father, watching us as if we were little children, then every time we wanted to symbolically hit our sibling, we'd see Him give us "the look" and we would drop our figurative fists in shame. We'd feel Godly sorrow for trying to hurt a human heart that cannot be healed without more love than we can offer and more time than we have to give.

So for a challenge this week, I want you to all look up the Mormon Message "The Other Prodigal" by Jeffrey R Holland. It's like 6 minutes, and if you think that's not too long, you should also look up the whole talk that it comes from. It's worth the 15 minutes or so, I promise! It'll totally motivate you to be more generous to others! I'd add the link on here but I don't know how and probably can't anyway with our restrictions to Internet as missionaries. Have a great week everyone!

-Elder Moon