So MLC was so fun. Funny side story before I get into the spiritual stuff. So we were driving there with the Terre Haute zone leaders. AP Wimmer called us and asked if I would be willing to play the piano for MLC. HAHA! For those of you who don't know, I don't play the piano. I know one song, it's been my missions work! So of course I had to decline. He didn't believe me when I said I didn't play. Sister Porter, being the unified companion that she is, attested to my lack of ability to be a pianist. I think AP Wimmer was disappointed, but man, that was so hilarious and scary! Sister Price was asked to do it instead. She did amazing!
Okay, now the good stuff. President Carlson and Sister Carlson are the best! They work so differently that the Cleveland's but it's awesome to watch them work as a team. It's never from just one of them, when one speaks it's from them both. I love it! They talked about how things will be changing somewhat. We are focusing on the people of Indiana especially! President Carlson is motivated by the conversion of the missionaries. If we are changed, we can help others change! I love that and I am so grateful for the changes I've experienced. I love the gospel so much!
This weekend has been incredibly rainy! Just running from our car to the church we got drenched!
We got dropped, kind of, by Matt. He told us via text, that everything we taught him was great and he believes it, but he wasn't going to further his lessons. We think he was nervous about how strongly he felt the spirit. He definitely felt the spirit and it may have scared him off. We will see him on campus and he will come around to the idea again!
I realized how important it is for us to be focused on the Savior in all things we do. Elder Kidd gave a training on "Eye single to the glory of God". We broke down the word and it was so interesting to see how to explain the phrase differently. My favorite was "Committed focus on Eternal Life" It makes more sense if you were at the meeting, but it was powerful to understand what "glory of God" is and how we are a part of that. The amazing thing is it doesn't only apply to missionary work. The glory of God, Eternal Life, is an eternal principle. It is something we will always be working towards. As I thought about how that applies to me directly, I reflected on the past 20 years and how my focus hasn't always been on eternal life. My actions haven't always been in accordance with that concept. While I could get depressed about all the time I've wasted on other things, there is so much time left to be better! This life truly is a time to prepare to meet God. Ask Heavenly Father what you can do to better prepare to meet him! Then work on it
I love the gospel! It's amazing to see Heavenly Father's hand in our lives!! Look for those tender mercies!