|A view from our apartment after a rainstorm|
So this week was super weird, and I say weird because of the many miracles I have seen. We did not do a lot of finding this week which means we have to step it up. But on that note, I would like to focus on families and how the gospel blesses families because this past week we met a few families. One in particular had heard my story of what my brother and I went through before coming on our mission and she and her husband marveled at that. She said, “Elder Lovell, you were meant to be here.” Boy, did that touch my heart. They are the Bassler family and Sister Bassler is from Uganda. She is awesome and really loves the gospel but what she told me got me thinking of how as members of the church we need to share this gospel with all those we meet. You don't need a name tag to be a missionary because you are already a missionary with the tools and the resources so why not use them? Why not bring this wonderful gospel into the lives of your non-member friends or family? You can do it, I know you can. So my challenge is for us to work together because we are all meant to be where we are in order to share this gospel with those who need and are ready to accept it.
John 3:5 says, "Except a man be born of water and of the spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven." We are all important in bringing to pass the immortality and eternal life of man, so I will commit to do it and I ask you to commit to do the same.
Hey, Sister Sappington, thanks for all you do. Love you guys and tell Brother Ed and the ward I said hello. Oh, and Sister Sappington, if you get a cat I'm officially staying on my mission … end of discussion!