Dearest Family and Friends,
I believe the theme this week was "continue in patience..." I had to go to Preach My Gospel to remind myself of this wonderful Christ-like attribute as we waited in traffic, learned of postponed meetings, waited in traffic, dealt with some other trials and wait in the traffic some more. (I am kind of a time freak, so the traffic one gets to me if it looks like we won't get somewhere on time!). PMG says: "Patience is the capacity to endure delay, trouble, opposition, or suffering without becoming angry, frustrated or anxious. It is the ability to do God's will and accept His timing. When you are patient you hold up under pressure and are able to face adversity calmly and hopefully. Patience is related to hope and faith - you must wait for the Lord's promised blessings to be fulfilled. You need patience in your everyday experiences and relationships, especially with your companion. You must be patience with all people, yourself included, as you work to overcome faults and weaknesses." I love that great counsel, and have to remind myself to breath and that everything will work out.
We have been working on some fun ideas for a Pathways devotional. Sister Ridges (Pathway missionary) said the students like hands on activities even better than discussions, so we have created a memory-matching game with a twist. The students will match a Foundation Principle card with an Activity card, but they will have to do the "Activity" before the next person has a turn.
We invited Augustine, who works for the property management company responsible for our complex to our apartment for a gospel discussion. He wants to learn more, so we gave his contact information to the sister missionaries in the area.
"I have learned to keep records, relate better with my customers, and I can still take care of my children. Heavenly Father has blessed me."
"I have learned to persevere through the ups and downs of business. When I get money I pay my tithes every week."
"It has helped me identify my potential. I have gained a testimony of prophets."
What area of your life can you become more patient in? I challenge you to work on the first thing that comes into your mind this week.
Elder and Sister Lambert
With Elder Francis
Refreshments after graduation at Kasoa
Only saw one white man here!