|Hiking with the District|
|Pizza courtesy of Elder Joe's mom|
|working hard performing service|
Thursday came mighty quick and this was the starting of our service projects. So we went over to Sis Dee Mel's place and we helped tear up sod and than move it away from some of their trees. It was so beautiful that day! The weather has been getting so much warmer. So we worked up a sweat and got the job done but we will have to go back to do more. Our reward was not money but lunch! I also got a little bit of my summer tan going. It was nice to do something a little different for a change. After that we went to Dylan's house one of the recent converts and we cut down her trees and removed her fence. More strenuous work and was well needed. I always love giving service! You just feel so good after doing it and it is always fun well doing it too. So we did not have any rope to help pull down the trees so we got a hose instead and I climbed the tree and hooked it on and took it down! It was a fun day as people walked by and thought I was crazy for pulling this tree towards me. I honestly thought for a bit too I would get impaled by it. We also took out some metal concrete posts. Man those things were a pain! I was about ready to take dynamite to it! But it helped me to learn and exercise my patience. I am a strong believer when you pray for patience or pray for something the Lord will not just give you that attribute but will give you experiences that work that attribute to strengthen it!
After our service we went over to the Atkins and had Janus over for dinner. It was quite the meal as we made our own subs! It was neat as Janus Had never made his own subs and than after he learned about how delicious it is to put chocolate syrup and other stuff on ice cream!
We had no time to do weekly planning so we put it off. Friday was our busy busy day! We first had our ward pancake breakfast! Which was super good! It was awesome as we had Scooter and her family there and had a fun time. After we traveled over to district meeting. It was nice to role-play cause we had the Zone Leaders there. We talked a lot about the Atonement and just how important it is to help our investigators understand it. I love teaching the Atonement of Jesus Christ as it literally is what Salvation is through Christ. I love teaching about the redemptive power of the Atonement. I have felt its power in my life time and time again! It is amazing how deep the Atonement is and how you can study it forever and not even get close to understanding any of it. I am so grateful for the understanding I do have of the Atonement and for that great act of love by the Savior. I encourage all to study and apply the Atonement in your life and seek for the healing power for any wounds that may not be healed.
|district meeting - knights of the round table??|
|At the Poulin's house|