Thursday, May 11, 2017

Be A Light And An Example To Others

The C-Bud district: Starsi Shirley, Starsi Robinson, Sestra Hayden, Sestra Heap

May 9, 2017


This week was a little different. We were in Prague on three days this last week due to training and stake conference. At our training on Wednesday, we had an awesome opportunity to have a guest speak to us. It was this guy named Todd Sylvester, who is the man in the Mormon Message "The Hope of God's Light." If you haven't seen it, watch it! It's great. It was really cool to hear the story in more detail from him and to hear his testimony coming through all that. He also shared the verse Mark 11:24 and talked about the power of prayer. 

As far as investigators, we are kind of at a "standstill" with a few of them. Everyone meets with us but a lot of them aren't making a whole lot of progress. We are so close to having quite a few people on baptismal date, but no one will commit! Our one investigator who has committed to a baptismal date is doing really well though. He continues to be awesome :) And we have even found quite a few investigators this last week and have had a few first lessons. So the work is going well!

My companion and I had the chance not only to be at stake conference on Sunday, but to be a part of the Saturday meetings as well. Because I am currently serving as 1st counselor in the branch, I got to attend the stake priesthood leadership meeting as well. And let me tell you, it was one of the most spiritual meetings. It opened up with a talk about the importance of missionary work, which of course, we love when people give talks on that topic. The theme of the conference though was a personal relationship with God. It is important, not only as leaders, but as members to have your own, strong, personal relationship with God. To be a light and an example to others, we must ourselves have that testimony in our hearts. 

I'm doing great! My last transfer is starting up this next week....crazy. I assume that I will be staying in this area, but who knows? 

Love you lots!

-Elder Shirley

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