Sunday, June 19, 2016

May 16, 2016 update . . .

Elder Reed shared that this week, they didn't have a lot of lessons scheduled, but found people to teach and they were so excited - definitely blessings from the Lord! :)

This week, they also had a zone meeting and they realized that he and two others are going to be the missionaries in their zone with the longest time out so far on their missions - about 21 months - wow! Time flies!

Elder Reed said there was a lot of walking this week, which helped him get lots of exercise, but he was tired too.

The spiritual thought for this week relates to some experiences he had awhile back. It deals with letting go of personal pride, and asking someone for forgiveness, even if you don't feel that you are to blame. If you do this, you show to God that you are more humble, willing to be teachable, to be like little children (which is different than being childish). You will be throwing off a huge spiritual weight, and just do it. It's difficult to do, and it might not happen quickly, but as you work at it and do it, there will be many blessings.

Elder Reed shared that something he learned this week in his scripture study is that, for every law given by God, there is more than one blessing. He doesn't want us to feel lonely or left out spiritually. It's not always easy to follow God's laws, but God loves us so much and wants to bless us. The efforts are worth it, as there are so many blessings that come!

Until next week, Elder Reed shared - remember to be obedient. He loves you all very much and is so grateful for all your love and support.