I'm not really very good at writing greetings, I think. =)
week was great. A... got the Priesthood, he'll soon get the calling
of Assistant Branch Mission Leader, and has referred many great people
to us. He's doing so well. His wife, C..., will be baptized
on the 1st. Their kids will follow soon, I think. They have both
grown so much and I'm very proud of them.
I'm currently sick with something. I was up half the night
throwing up and I have little to no energy. I'll be fine soon, though.
=) It's a mission first for me. Elder Stewart is very understanding.
I had a cool realization about The Plan of Salvation today:
Sin is not a part of our natures nor a true measure of who we are or
what we're worth. Sin is a bit like a parasite. It's got nothing to do
with our true natures or characters. It's extraneous to our true
selves. I think repentance probably has a lot more to do with
remembering who we are and we once stood for--the cause of the Savior of
mankind. Once, we dwelt with the Father of all and learned at His
knee. Now, we are separated from Him for a wise purpose. So, as we
trim the fat, conquer the diseases, parasites, and passengers that we've
picked up along the way, we'll grow beyond where we were in the
pre-existence. It's sort of beautiful that as we remember our true home
and live according to its laws we will return there. The more we
become accustomed to this stranger's world, the less capable we become
of returning to our Heavenly home. Remember to remember and the rest
becomes simple enough. We should truly become as children and follow
Christ in His way. That's all He really asks. Just... Be what we've been and remember where we came from.
I love you all. Sorry for the shortness of this letter. I don't feel very well.