It's warming up quite nicely here! It's been in the 40s and 50s, and it's also been very windy, which is always interesting in a skirt. Keeps me on my toes, ya know? The snow is mostly melted, thank goodness. I'm excited for sunshine and flowers and GREEN!
The work has been rolling forth excellently! We got a new investigator this week named Vanessa, who was raised Catholic but has been coming to church/activities with her friends for awhile and asked her mom if she could get baptized before even meeting with us!! We are planning on a baptism for her on April 9th! She is fabulous, loves learning and loves getting her questions answered. Very neat girl.
Another one is Yelipza - I may have mentioned her last week. She is 22, has 3 kids, and is fascinated with Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. She, too, has a Catholic background, but said that she wants to get baptized once she reads more and learns that it's true!
We went and worked at the food bank in St Anthony this week, which is always fun, because they let us take a box of food home for ourselves and for anyone else that we are teaching or who we think could use food! That's always a fun day, delivering boxes LOADED with all sorts of food to people. Good times.
There is a scripture that I've been pondering on a lot lately: Romans 8:1-2 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
I came across this and thought it was so neat! SO comforting. No condemnation. If we walk after the spirit, the way Christ has instructed us to, there will be no condemnation. It's really easy for us to get caught up in walking after the flesh, aka living our life in the way that is easy, that feels good, that is popular and fun... but walking after Christ, aka living our life how Christ did, is the way to BE FREE from sin and from death. Free.
I love you all. I love this work. I love Heavenly Father and I love that he loves all of us. Individually. He wants to help each of us. Individually. Let Him help you. Let Him help you be free.
Sack dinner in the church, because we didn't have dinner scheduled with a member. They usually spoil us with dinner, rides, food, etc.