December 22, 2014
It's been an awesome week in the Poc! We had a lesson with Ella about the Word of Wisdom. She understood it very well and knew what she had to do. We asked her to live it and she said she will work on living all of it. She has a smoking habit, but says she will start quitting. We also talked to Shiloh about moving her date to the 3rd of January and she is fine with that. We saw Jim Scott, he showed us a picture of when he was in the major leagues as an umpire! He is yelling in the face of an Angels batter who had just mouthed off to him! We also saw him at church this Sunday for the first time since I have been here! We also saw Todd and Sister Craycraft. We had a lesson with Olivia and sister Kaiser. Sister Kaiser was watching the NBA, she is in her 80's and loves basketball!! She is super cool!
Elder Robinson and I are doing great work! We now have our own car so we can see more people and make less trips other places. He has a good sense of time and knows how to get us out of lessons on time so we don't get behind on other things.
I know that to serve others we need to have Charity. If we can see our lives the way Heavenly Father see's them, then we can have greater love for ourselves and for others. Understanding self worth is something a lot of people don't have. I know that if we can reach out to those people, they and we will have greater love for God and his children.
We helped Ron repair part of his fence that was damaged in the wind storm. We did yard work at the Women's shelter and helped the Skulyers paint their house. We helped move in a part member family into the ward, they are from Solveign. We got it done in about half an hour and they were very appreciative. I think service is the best way to learn to love someone. It is selfless and helps build stronger relationships.