another great week!! dont have a ton of time though!! sorry!!
what a wonderful easter weekend! jontae is doing incredibly. he is really looking forward to being a home teacher and he has come out with us a few times as well. he is on fire with the gospel, now we just gotta commit him to serve a mission! haha
we are teaching a lot of people right now, so it is hard to give updates on all of them! we met a lady some weeks back named Lisette. she is from chicago. she and her husband have 3 boys. her husband only speaks spanish, but she and her kids speak spanish and english. we have chatted with them all a few times, but never taught them because they have been busy and so have we. well, last week lisette was sick and we went to give her a blessing, but her son told us the wrong hospital haha so we just called her on the phone and managed to get a time to go see her. she has been so hard to meet with so that was a miracle by itself. well we got out to her house and started talking to her and they have just had some terrible times lately! things have been really tough for them. as we started talking about her trials, she began to cry. she said she was a cry baby haha her 14 year old son, adam, was sitting in on the lesson as well and was very solemn and focused on what we were saying. we watched a mormon message entitled Mountains to Climb, and then offered her a priesthood blessing. it was a great experience. afterward we watched the church's easter video they produced and it was great. we will be back to see them this week.
i am so thankful for the Savior. He is the life and the light of the world. Strive to emulate Him. I love the lyrics of the song, "Lord, I would follow thee." “who am i to judge another, when i walk imperfectly? in the quiet heart is hidden sorrow that the eye cant see.” be loving to others. be charitable. give them the benefit of the doubt. we never know what someone else is passing through or where they are coming from. Our Savior knows, that is why we must leave the final judgment to Him. What made the Savior so merciful? He knew where everyone had been and the intent of their heart. We may not always be able to know those things, but we ought to be forgiving and loving of those around us. "wherefore i say unto you: that ye ought to forgive one another. for he that forgiveth not his brother his trespasses standeth condemned before the Lord.. and there remaineth in him the greater sin. I the Lord will forgive whom I will forgive but of you it is required to forgive all men and ye ought to say in your heart let God judge between me and thee. and reward thee according to thy deeds." thats in section 64 of the doctrine and covenants, i cant rmember the verses right now. sorry. i know it is hard to love others because i have been very rash and quick to judge throughout my life. i am striving to overcome those tendencies though. if we could all pacify our tendency to react quickly and often with exaggerated emotion to the actions of others, our world would be a better place. let us all do our best to forgive others, to love others, and to always remember that we dont know what they are dealing with. remember, in the quiet heart is hidden sorrow that the eye cant see. the Savior is the way, the truth and the light. look to Him in every thought, doubt not, fear not. Through Him, despair becomes hope. Through Him, we have second chances and clean slates; because of Him there is no such thing as the end.
have a great week!