We did more service than usual this week. We pulled some weeds for the members, then on Saturday we were pulling weeds and planting flowers to help out with an Eagle Scout project.
One of my favorite games is pretending to advertise for a mission.
Like if you had a sign that said "Go On A Mission!", what would the slogan say underneath? One of the good ones is "Go On A Mission:
Middle-aged Hispanic men will become your best friends." One of those would be our friend Omar. He is pretty transient, sometimes living in different houses here, sometimes living in Mexico for a few months. My companion and I had both taught him in Rowlett, but his last know residence is actually within our Ward boundary. We stopped by one day and left a note telling him to call us once he was back in the country. And he finally called us back! We visited with him and caught up, and it was great.
We have had some great lessons from bringing active members to lessons with less active members. Watching people become friends is amazing.
Sometimes people are kept from their future best friends because they are busy with their own lives and families and stuff. Once they come out with us, we all have a blast.
Having an iPad is sometimes great, but sometimes a challenge. There was a problem in Salt Lake or something with the update of our Area Book app. It is a pretty important app, because that is where all of our plans, investigators' contact information, and anything else is found. We weren't able to access it for a couple of days, and it was a struggle. We ended up just doing service and knocking lots of doors.
Being dependent on technology is a problem.
A quick thought about the Book of Mormon. We were explaining it to some young men who had recently arrived in the country. We said "It starts with the story of a young man who leaves behind everything. He and his family leave everything they know to go to the promised land.
He relies on God to help him and guide him. We invite you to read it and look for ways you can identify with it." I think that they will like it. I will probably think about them as I read it as well.
Have a good week!