This week has been an interesting one for us. We started out on Monday with an amazing STM and training from our Stake President, President Gray, on how we can better work with our bishops and ward councils.
Then we had our zone temple day on Tuesday! That was a really neat experience to be able to go to the temple with the whole zone like that! The temple here is such a blessing! It was a wonderful opportunity for me to spiritually recharge and receive some revelation. Then for the rest of the day we were able to be on exchanges with the assistants in Moore. We are trying it a new way where both missionaries go to their area and split up. So that was a good time! We had some fun and taught some good lessons. We slept all 4 of us in a row in their room so that was interesting... haha
The family that we had dinner with that night ended up giving us (me, elder haws and 1 of the assistants) food poisoning so that was rough. We both got it bad. I think I would rather die than get that again... It was miserable! Because of it we had to cancel and move some of our appointments that we had on Wednesday. That’s never good but there was no way that we could have gone to those and been productive.
Thursday we went on exchanges with Edmond 4. I stayed in our area with Elder Munson and we had a great exchange! We were able to teach some good lessons and had some spiritual experiences together. Then Friday we went to the District meeting in Edmond and that was really good. We went to Fuzzy's Tacos for lunch and that was really good too!
Saturday we had our meeting to plan for our meeting with President Gray Sunday morning. We also went down to mustang to practice for the musical number that me and Elder Gonzales will be doing in Tulsa in a few weeks. It has been a busy week with lots of ups and downs and everything in between! Things are going great and the work is going good. Jay Hardy is as solid as ever and came to church on Sunday! He's set for baptism on Feb 13th! We are so excited for him!
This week as I was sitting in the temple reading the Scriptures, there was a verse that really stood out to me. Its Matthew 16:25 which reads:
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
It really got me thinking. This verse gives us an amazing promise! It says that if we lose our lives in the service of Christ and His Gospel we will find them. What a wonderful promise! What can you do to lose your life for Christ's sake?
Love y’all and hope that y’all have a wonderful week!
Heres us and the zone at the temple!! Love it!