Monday, November 7, 2016

Megan's Letter 11/7/16

Hey y'all! This week was CRAZY but also really good.
I went on an exchange with Sister Davidson! We had this really cool finding approach by accident where everyone asked us if we were sisters and we replied: "Sisters in Christ!"
We saw Diana twice this week! We taught her the law of chastity and she committed to re-marry her ex husband who she now lives with. Then we taught her the Word of Wisdom and she accepted wholeheartedly! She is on track to be baptized next month. (:
We also saw Kylie this week and she is making some major improvements! She has been keeping her commitment to read the Book of Mormon and is going to tell her dad so she can get baptized! We are hoping to set a date with her this week! Please keep her in your prayers, it's not a very simple decision for her to make.
Zekayla is going to be baptized either this Saturday or the next. (:
Last and craziest part of the week was that we planned and carried out a WEDDING in ONE DAY. We got a call from the Zone Leaders on Thursday night that they needed help planning a wedding for Friday and a baptism for Saturday. It was absolutely insane and we were running around crazy the whole time! We taught Ed all 6 lessons on Friday morning and spent the rest of the day getting ready for the wedding. Saturday morning was Ed's baptism!(: It ended up being so worth it, and we grew to love them more than I thought was possible in just one day of knowing them.

​(makeshift bridesmaids)
I just want to share a scripture with y'all that I think is pretty relevant to our lives. It's Proverbs 5:28 and it says:
"The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish."
It reminded me of a talk Elder Dale G. Renlund gave at the April 2016 General Conference. He said:
"The concept—'the greater the distance between the giver and the receiver, the more the receiver develops a sense of entitlement'—also has profound spiritual applications. Our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, are the ultimate Givers. The more we distance ourselves from Them, the more entitled we feel. We begin to think that we deserve grace and are owed blessings. We are more prone to look around, identify inequities, and feel aggrieved—even offended—by the unfairness we perceive. While the unfairness can range from trivial to gut-wrenching, when we are distant from God, even small inequities loom large. We feel that God has an obligation to fix things—and fix them right now!"
I have a testimony that the closer we are to our Heavenly Father, the more we will be able to appreciate our many blessings! It is easy to feel cheated or that life is unfair when we aren't making the efforts to have a relationship with God and Christ. I know that we can build this relationship through daily prayer and scripture study. I promise if you make the efforts Christ will make up the difference.
I hope y'all have an amazing week. (:

-Sister Merrill

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