Week 72: An High Priest of Good Things to Come
¡Familia y Amigos!
Here we are again! Jeez the weeks go by so fast!! This week especially because we were so busy!! We also have transfers this week on Thursday and we'll find out what happens Tuesday night! (May the odd be ever in your favor right?)
Well we found new investigators AGAIN this week!! Seriously it is so crazy to have watched this area grow the way it has!
One really cool thing we did this week was missionary Kits! So a few weeks ago in correlation with our Ward mission leader, he threw out the idea of having missionary Kits for all of the members-- crazy town because we had had the same thought that week!! So we had a fifth Sunday lesson about missionary work and the last couple of weeks we have been ordering the supplies and getting it all ready!
The whole idea was based off of Elder Oaks conference talk- helping them with what the Lord wants them to do to be involved! So for the second and third block we had some tables set up in the cultural hall with Book of Mormons (Books of Mormon - for all you who have watched the best two years), pass along cards, Nativity invites and of course treats!! We had everyone shuffle through and build their own missionary kits! It was so awesome to hear about the goals the people had!! This Ward is seriously doing great things with missionary work.
Our investigators were doing really well! Our investigator who is on date for the 10th is feeling some apprehension about being baptized and we have to change her date anyway because we have stake conference that weekend, so we are going to solidify her date on Tuesday because it will either be the 3rd or be moved back to January. So we will see what happens!
I had a WHOLE lot of revelation this week- having the gift of the Holy Ghost is pretty amazing. But I came across a talk by Elder Holland titled 'An High Priest of Good Things to Come' The first four paragraphs sum up a lot of my thoughts from the this last week:
"On those days when we have special need of heaven’s help, we would do well to remember one of the titles given to the Savior in the epistle to the Hebrews. Speaking of Jesus’”more excellent ministry” and why He is “the mediator of a better covenant” filled with “better promises,” this author--presumably the Apostle Paul--tells us that through His mediation and Atonement, Christ became “an high priest of good things to come.”
Every one of us has times when we need to know things will get better. Moroni spoke of it in the Book of Mormon as “hope for a better world.” For emotional health and spiritual stamina, everyone needs to be able to look forward to some respite, to something pleasant and renewing and hopeful, whether that blessing be near at hand or still some distance ahead. It is enough just to know we can get there, that however measured or far away, there is the promise of “good things to come.”
My declaration is that this is precisely what the gospel of Jesus Christ offers us, especially in times of need. There is help. There is happiness. There really is light at the end of the tunnel. It is the Light of the World, the Bright and Morning Star, the “light that is endless, that can never be darkened.” It is the very Son of God Himself. In loving praise far beyond Romeo’s reach, we say, “What light through yonder window breaks?” It is the return of hope, and Jesus is the Sun. To any who may be struggling to see that light and find that hope, I say: Hold on. Keep trying. God loves you. Things will improve. Christ comes to you in His “more excellent ministry” with a future of “better promises.” He is your “high priest of good things to come.”
I know that because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ we can always have hope for something better! The Savior is the sunlight in our lives and is a light that will never stop shining. If you are seeking that time of knowing that things will get better, I can promise that because of Jesus Christ, good things will come! And as Elder Holland concludes:
“Don’t give up, boy. Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead--a lot of it--30 years of it now, and still counting. You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come.
Love you all and hope you have a week full of miracles!
Abrazos y Oraciones
Hermana/Sister Kim Hun
Sister Soutas and I after setting up part of the missionary kits! :)
We even got the primary involved! These kids are solid missionaries!
It was also cold enough this week that we whipped out our coats-- winter is trying to creep in!!
And our district- had some real good times with all these lovely people! We have some veterans so we will probably get flip flopped for transfers!