Dear Family and Friends,
This week was a good one, it started to warm up again, only to find out that another storm is coming in Tuesday or Wednesday, so we might be snowed in again. We were able to have some good teaching opportunities with our top investigators, who are getting very close to baptism. We had an awesome experience in Gospel essentials class.... I was teaching since our Ward Mission Leader was out of town, and I was using the analogy of a scale to explain agency, and this one less active member kept making off the wall questions, and asking unrelated questions, and was completely disruptive, and the less active mother of our 2 investogators, who has come to church 4 times in a row, was trying to help me take control of the lesson again, and was even quoting from True to the Faith. It was really neat to see how much she's really studying, and wants to have a testimony. As I was saying last week, I've been looking at Charity a lot lately, and here are my thoughts.... The attributes of the Natural Man can be found in Proverbs 6, these are the 7 things tools that the devil uses to destroy us, and if we look in Moroni at the attributes of Charity, they all contradict those 7 things, and more. Charity at it's core is pure love like the Savior, and being filled with that pure love is like being filled with a refiners fire, it purifies and sanctifies us, and helps us to become like the Savior. In the end, love really does conquer all, because by having Charity, we've climbed the ladder through Faith, Virtue, etc. and have become like the Savior. Through love, we are motivated to follow Christ, keep the commandments, Repent, and we will be prepared to meet the Savior when he comes. I know these things are true, and that we should all strive to be filled with the pure love of Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.