Monday, February 23, 2015
So this week J was baptized! It was a great experience. He was a little nervous before, even tho 100% committed to following Christ, but he had a huge smile on his face when he came out of the water, and almost shouted when he told me how great he felt. The next day in sacrament meeting he was confirmed and he cried after the blessing.
Its been a great experience to teach him and to discover that God really does prepare people to come unto Him. All of us can do it, however there are several people who are ready and waiting to accept it now.
It was a great week too. We went on exchanges with the whole zone and I worked with my zone leader in his sector. It went well and I learned a lot. This week also the lights went out in our apartment so we broke out the candles and did our nightly numbers by candlelight. The next day when the lights came back out, we turned them off and lit the candles again because it was so cool haha.
This week I learned a bit more about relationships. We all work with people everyday and strive to have a good relationship with them, good communication, and mutual respect. One thing that I have learned is that when you hold your standard of behavior and the way you treat people at the level that God has set it, you are able to work with others better. But you have to be true to that standard. Others will know that your standard is the Lords. They will respect that and understand more why you do things, why you make certain decisions, and why you are the way you are.
Also, when working directly with people, it helps to have the same focus or goal. If that goal or focus is serving God, those who have that focus will get along great and will understand their differences. They end up serving each other and treat others with tolerance and charity.
When talking with people on the street, teaching them in their homes, or working with my companion, Ive noticed that if one focuses too much in pleasing or not offending the other person, its hard. But if you are committed and loyal to God and they know that you are there to serve Him and them as well, the communication is more natural and things go better. I'm not sure if that made any sense, I hope so. Moral of the story is that if you want to work better with people. devote yourself to your Heavenly Father and His commandments.
Have a great week! Hasta luego