Monday, October 3, 2016

October 3, 2016

Family and Friends!

This last week had pros and cons. Conference was great! And our friend we've been teaching that I sent a picture of last week, well he had a hard weekend. He's stressed and needs more time to figure things out, so we're kind of on pause with him. Sad day! But the Shins are doing great and a few people came to see conference so things are going well! We also want to find more people this week, so if you need something to pray for, that'd would be great! Or prayers for James and the Shin's are always good :)

I hope you were all able to watch conference, or some parts of it at least. It was very good and several talks were awesome! I loved Elder Oaks giving great ideas for missionary work and there were also some quotes from various people about justifying and rationalizing sins. That's not good to do! Someone said to not "minimize our sins" meaning don't think "it's not THAT bad" or it'll cause you to not repent. Repentance is such a wonderful blessing we've been privileged to take part in! But enough of what I thought. Tell me what you liked! 

This week's challenge comes from one of the songs they sang at conference. It's "Let us all press on" and it comes from verse 2. It says: We will not retreat,  though our numbers may be few when compared with the opposite host in view. But an unseen power will aid me and you in the glorious cause of truth! We MUST decide now that we will not retreat! We must never, no never, no never forsake! We may be few but an unseen power really will aid us as we strive to be obedient even when, no, especially when things get hard! 

I challenge each of us to find something to do this week to show we will not retreat even if we have to stand alone! 

Have a great week!

-Elder Moon