Monday, January 23, 2017

January 23, 2017

Friends and family!

Here I am in the center of Rochester. I still don't know how to sign but my companion is deaf and only does sign language. It's been pretty hard to communicate but it's been pretty quiet. We're working with a couple people and trying to find some more! Two people have already agreed to be baptized and are on date for that! One of them came to church yesterday and the other didn't get any sleep that night before due to some medical thing. But she promised to come next week!

It's been pretty warm for a NY winter so far, but they say it'll get pretty bad soon. This Friday there's apparently something coming. But they "say" so many things I'm not sure what to believe. And speaking of not knowing what to believe, don't believe that my companion is deaf. He's a sign language missionary but he can speak and hear normally. That was just a joke at the beginning. :)

This week's challenge is to work on developing some talent you have, or find a new talent. The scriptures teach us we should not "bury"
our talents, so we should work to improve them. An unusual way to do that is to be grateful for the talents we do have. D&C 78:19 says that when we show gratitude, we gain 100 times more than what we had before. So if you want to get better at anything, work at it and be grateful for the gift you've been given!

Have a stellar week!

-Elder Moon