(Someday I will obtain this kind of love)
FAMILY FAMLIY FAMILY! Mom, Dad, Jordan, Cristy, Adri, Tyler and Tucker!
I am just beginning to understanding that this word ‘FAMILY’ is incredible. What it means to have and belong to a family. Wow. It is more than a simple blessing….. it is a miracle, to say the least.
Oh the great things of Texas...let me tell you just a few. They have their own peanut butter proudly made from the one and only Texas peanut……. they have their own car editions........yes, about every other truck you see bears the label "Texas Edition" ……...and most importantly everyone does "Bible Study" YES! Soon enough though, all of Texas will call it BoM Study though.
We had some incredible teaching opportunities this week. I am so very grateful every time we have time to sit down with a member and a non-member and help them strengthen their relationship with Christ. There is nothing else in the world like it. It is like the feeling you get at the beginning of a race. You have prepared and trained for it for so long and the energy and excitement is going crazy inside of you.
We got to teach a very humble young man who has been playing basketball at the church lately. He see's the good in life, strives to do his best with all the temptations around him, and is always grateful for everything he has been given.
This past week I learned a lot about being confident in the message we share with everyone. We talked with quite a few members this week who have set a goal to let everyone they know, know that they are Saints in the Last Days and be open and willing to share things they may be afraid to share. It was so cool because we were also fortunate to see an example of the other side of this in someone whose friend was not afraid to share. We met a man named Chuck. He asked what church we were from. When we replied he said, "Oh, I have a friend named Sandy who belongs to your church." He went on to tell all the great things she had mentioned to him about the church. Sandy had shared her testimony through personal experiences with the gospel and Chuck was able to feel it. He may not recognize yet that it is the spirit, BUT he knew it was good!
Yesterday in Sacrament meeting we learned about the Restoration of the gospel and the great blessings of the Book of Mormon. The feeling in the chapel was so profound. Once again, I was so grateful to receive another testament that this is true. Christ's church has been restored to this earth through Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon truly is another Testament of Christ. I know this with all my heart.
I love you all so very much….every one of you! Have a splendid week.
Always, Sister Davis