It has been so great to walk into the Gospel Principles class and see a steadily growing number of new faces there! There had to be almost 20 today in our ward! I am just so grateful for having both the Elders and the sister missionaries in our ward...they are so intelligent and strong in the gospel, and I can feel the Spirit as I go and teach with them. I am also grateful for the ward focusing on missionary work, and the hightened spirit that has come as a result. It has been so great to see more investigators coming into the Church, and I look forward to attending Bernie's baptism soon!
Also, on a side note, I would just like to express my gratitude to my Heavenly Father for all the many wonderful blessings I have recieved from him this past week, and since joining His Church in general...
Because of the people I know in the ward, I have been able to finally start my first job at Little Ceasear's under the direction of such great leaders as Brother Beal. I also have felt an increased Spirit as I have read in the Book of Mormon more regularly and attended my first year of Seminary. It is so great to be constantly strengthened before I start my school day.
The oppurtunities I now have to help the missionaries has been an eye-opener for me and will no doubt help me to prepare for my own mission. The Lord surely has answered my prayers in that regard.
Finally, he has given me the oppurtunity to grow through responsibility. With the increased amount of schoolwork I have taken on this year as a result of senior classes, and my new 'calling'
as a representative of the Stake Youth Committee, I have been lead to start managing my time more effectively, and learning what it means to start being more of a leader. I only hope that I can serve the Lord and His children to my fullest capacities.
God Bless all of you in the ward, and all who read this blog!
P.S. Special thanks to Andy Capener, who was just released from the Young Mens Presidency. Your time and devotion has not gone unnoticed, and is so very appreciated. I look forward to many more days with you and your family in the ward.