Monday, March 16, 2015

Selwin's Weeks Are Flying!

Not sure who took this picture, but he/she obviously didn't count to 3 before snapping it!
This week went by super fast. I woke up one day and it was Monday and before I knew it was Monday again. Alright, who's big idea was it to fast forward time this week? Just so you know, you're in trouble.

We had Zone Conference this week and it was super awesome. The mission doctor spoke to us about staying healthy and then the rest of conference was mainly focused on obedience and how we need to teach as missionaries. It was nice going back to fundamentals and refocusing our efforts on the people we are teaching.  The weather down here was just rain, rain and more rain with a little bit of sunshine.

Me walking a member's dog
For some strange reason this week my companion and I were just really focused on the Atonement.  It got to the point we told almost everyone we met about it including an ex-communicated member. We had just gotten out of a lesson at the church when we just felt like we should go and see this young lady.  On our way there we saw her walking down the road going somewhere, so the first opportunity we got we turned the car around and went back to meet her. It turned out she wasn't having the best of days and the weather wasn't helping one bit and so it was just bringing her down.  We stopped and talked with her while I watched how her frustration turned to calmness as we shared with her what the Atonement of Christ meant to us. I then listened to her as she told us how much it meant to her, too.  She's been through a lot.  We told her this was the time in her life when she should let the Atonement of Christ work for her even more. With the acceptance of our message and invitation we walked her back to her house and then continued on with our day.

The Savior came to this earth and atoned for the sins of all mankind and because of His sacrifice we all have a chance of living with God again.  It is a reminder that no matter what we face in this life we should remember Christ went through a whole lot more and He has given us commandments.  Why? 3 Nephi 12:45 gives us the answer: "That ye may be the children of your Father who is in heaven."   So as you go through this week think of how much the Atonement of Christ really means to you and then apply it in your life as well as in the lives of others, because the Savior lives.  You know it and I know it!

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