So we are still working out the logistics here about the skype situation. I am thinking that I will call at around 5 o´clock my time. I think that is like 4 o´clock in florida and 3 o´clock in Texas. so around that time I will be getting into contact with you all.
This week was rather stressful. We worked a ton in our own area and in the other areas in the zone to try and help out but unfortunately we werent blessed with the results we were expecting. Ultimately it is the Lord´s will that is done on this Earth above all others´. So we will keep fighting and waiting for the Lord´s will to be done and exercised through our faith and the faith of those that we are teaching.
The families that we brought to church are progressing rather slowly to our disappointment. They are wanting more time and giving a lot of excuses as to not keep the commitments that we are leaving with them. We even had two families agree to be baptized this last saturday morning but when we went to pick them up to take them to church there was no one home and no one would attend the phone when we called. but hopefully this week will be better. I am feeling that it will be.
I have been enjoying the times I have been spending traveling and doing splits with my roomate Elder Lavering. He is a great listener and has been asking many great questions in which I have been blessed enough to have the answers to help him. Therby, the two of us grow together spiritually and the bond of our friendship likewise grows. We have great spiritual debates. We get principles of the gospel and start defining them and putting personal experiences into the equation and I have been able to see many new points of view on many subjects of the gospel. It seems as though when we focus on worldly things or things outside of the gospel with others and especially with your companions, the time seems to pass slower than usual. On the otherhand, when we teach and minister to each other and look to see the good in each other and in others and grow through one another´s words the time flies way faster than we would like it too. My lesson this week has ultimately been about this relationship, between the difference in God´s time and our own human time. We achieve God´s plane of time when we elevate our minds to the things in which God would have us see, hear, and think. We stay where we are, halted in time, in a time in which will ultimately run out when we speak of temporary materials, matters, and subjects. Ultimately it is for this cause that man ultimately falls away from the presence of God and halts temporarily their personal progress toward God´s principalities, domains, and kingdoms that He has planned for our eventual habitation. That is why our choices of thoughts, words, and actions mean so much to yourself, to others, and to the Lord. We are either raising or falling. There is no constance. Everything we do has an equal and opposite reaction, or in otherwords consequences. May we seek the better and best consequences that the world and the Lord has to offer us on this great journey that have been prepared for and embarked upon sense that great primordial counsel held so long ago in our Father´s presence.
Have a great week! I will see you all sunday afternoon!