Why hello everyone!
This message is going to be a little on the short side this week, so brace yourselves!
A few highlights of the week were teaching Jaqui. She was a referral from a member far away, and we went in and taught her the restoration. It all made sense to her, and as we were talking and getting to know her, she basically taught us the first half of the plan of salvation without even realizing it. She is so prepared. It is amazing. We've been working hard and finding lots of new investigators that disappear after teaching them once. So it's super nice to see Heavenly Father blessing us for our efforts.
We had zone training this week, and it went really well. It was on "Follow Up." I taught a breakout session on real intent, which I felt was appropriate to following up. If there is any one thing I've learned on my mission it's how important real intent is and not just knowing what it is, but seeing all that it applies to. Because it applies to everything. If we aren't doing the right things for the right reasons, we might as well not do them at all.
6 For behold, God hath said a man being evil cannot do that which is good; for if he offereth a gift, or prayeth unto God, except he shall do it with real intent it profiteth him nothing.
7 For behold, it is not counted unto him for righteousness.
8 For behold, if a man being evil giveth a gift, he doeth it grudgingly; wherefore it is counted unto him the same as if he had retained the gift; wherefore he is counted evil before God.
9 And likewise also is it counted evil unto a man, if he shall pray and not with real intent of heart; yea, and it profiteth him nothing, for God receiveth none such.
10 Wherefore, a man being evil cannot do that which is good; neither will he give a good gift.
Good things are happening always! Love you!