Monday, July 28, 2014

July 28th, 2014

Team #LooHuber Round 3


Transfer calls came in last night. And it turns out that these 2 sisters still have yet to accomplish their purposes here in the Sam Houston 2nd YSA ward because we are going to stay here for our 3rd transfer together! Totally unexpected because President has been making TONS of changes, but SO exciting for us!!! 

We had an amazing week which consisted of a baptism, the temple, and 3 new golden investigators- 1 who extra, EXTRA prepared :) 
Her name is A..., and she is friends with a member of the family ward. We taught her the restoration and she just broke down in tears saying that her whole life she has felt something missing and she has been waiting for this void to be filled, and that this gospel is what she's been searching for. It was such a powerful lesson, and she is so ready to take everything in! That next day she sent us a text saying "So I was reading the book today. And I couldn't help but cry for happiness!! I love it!" The Book of Mormon is AMAZING and we have really found that its the key to finding those who are prepared! 

M... is moving back to Ohio on the 10th :( We were really sad to hear it because he has made so much progress and was looking forward to being able to come to church and set a date for his baptism, but we know its what The Lord has planned for him. He said he will for sure be able make it to church right before he goes back, and he wants to go with the missionaries in Ohio! He is from a tiny little town, and he said that he knew he needed to come here to find the church, and now he will have it to take back with him :) He truly is so amazing! He is going to join the church one of these days :) 

After going down into the water 2 times, our dear friend Viet became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints :) Yesterday he got confirmed and also received the prisethood!!
Kp was the cutest ever practicing how to baptize him. We went over the baptism prayer with him, and he was SO FUNNY practicing it over and over again. Haha so proud of that guy. It was such a neat experience for everyone that was there :) All of the guys have been so great for Kp and Viet, and its going to be really sad to see them leave for school in the next few weeks :( The ward is going to shrink by like 100, but we have got some solid recent converts to keep everything going! :)
Something to think about
Yesterday in Gospel Principles, we taught a lesson on charity & someone had some really good insights on why in the scriptures it talks about charity never failing :)
We read in Moroni 7 about faith, hope, and charity. And with an eternal perspective, we learn why charity is the only one of those attributes that doesn't fail, or in other words, have an end.
-Faith: Things that we can't see, but that we hope for & know are true. One day, all of these things that we now have faith in (HF, Jesus Christ, etc.) are going to be shown to us, and that faith is going to turn into aperfect knowledge.
-Hope: What do we ultimately hope for? Salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. One day, we are going to be able to attain those things that we hope for. "And what is it that ye shall hope for? Behold I say unto you that ye shall have hope through the atonement of Christ and the power of his resurrection, to be raised unto life eternal, and this because of your faith in him according to the promise." That hope is going to be a reality!
-Charity: CHARITY NEVER FAILETH! Charity is never ending! Thats why it is so important, because the love of Christ that we attain in this life, is going to be apart of us forever :) "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail
But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him."
I have recently starting reading the BOM over again, and I have been reading it specifically looking for examples of charity&love. Its amazing the power and inspiration that has come already just in the first few chapters! I have learned that "we cannot truly love God, if we do not love our fellow travelers on this mortal journey", and that as we strengthen our personal relationships with our HF and Savior Jesus Christ, then that christlike love for all of our brothers and sisters follows :)
I love you all so much and miss y'all tons! Thanks for your examples to me :)
with <3 from houston,
sister huber

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