So Mother's Day was good. I probably won't have another one that special in a while.
We have been having a good time with our car. Our number of lessons per week is increasing little by little. We are still looking for some really solid people to teach, but things are going well. We were especially glad to have a car this week, with lots of thunderstorms and a few flood warnings.
On Monday, we went to the Dallas Zoo with the elders in our district. That was a nice break. We didn't know that the zoo closed at 5, but no one kicked us out until around 5:45. That was nice of them. All of the animals decided to sleep because it was the middle of the day. But it was still fun.
At the begining of the week, we were told to make a bunch of lists with the names of people in our ward, people we used to teach, people we are teaching, people who have requested Bibles and stuff online, and some other lists. On Friday, it made sense because we had a big meeting and talked about the importance of planning. It was a good meeting. I hadn't really thought of planning as a sacred experience, but that is what it is meant to be. We are supposed to rely on the Spirit and be really focused on the needs of the people we teach, and how we can help them in their spiritual progression. It is important stuff, and almost all of us have been taking it too lightly.
That made me think about how we hardly ever are taught anything really, truly new. We listen to a talk or a lesson and think "I have heard all of this before." Yes, you probably have. But are you using it? Are you applying it to your life? Are you implementing it to become better. So I have gained a testimony of the importance of hearing the same things over and over. We kind of forget/ignore the things we know we should be doing, so we need reminders every once in a while.
Well, that's about it.
Have a great week!
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