Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May 9, 2016

May 9, 2016

Well it’s been a crazy fun, busy week as usual we had MLC this week and Elder Miller, one of the APs, had a seizure right in front of us it was super scary but he is all better now.
We had zone meeting, went to an event at the Belmont chapel and taught kids about the temple, then we went to Ludlow for a baptism. It was a mom and her son and her nephew being baptized, they found the church because her son’s friend invited him to a church activity and now they are all baptized!!! Pretty amazing! I love conversion stories and I am so blessed I get to hear a lot of them. I heard one this week of a woman who had been introduced to the church 10 years before and went once then decided to stop investigating, and then she came in contact again and was ready so she joined the church- no effort is wasted!
It was so fun to skype home yesterday! I loved seeing you al. l I miss you and love you!

Key Principle: This is a story that Bishop Larsen told in sacrament meeting yesterday I loved it and had to share.
“When God created Woman, he was working late on the sixth day.
An Angel came by and asked, ‘Why spend so much time on her?’
The Lord answered, ‘Have you seen all the specifications I have to meet to shape her?’”
‘She must function on all kinds of situations.
She must be able to embrace several kids at the same time, have a hug that can heal anything from a bruised knee to a broken heart.
She must do all this with only two hands.
She cures herself when sick and can work 18 hours a day.’”
“The Angel was impressed. ‘Just two hands? Impossible! And this is the standard model?’
The Angel came closer and touched the woman. ‘But you have made her so soft, Lord.’
‘She is soft,’ said the Lord, ‘but I have made her strong. You can’t imagine what she can endure and overcome.’”
‘Can she think?’ the Angel asked.
The Lord answered, ‘Not only can she think, she can reason and negotiate.’
The Angel touched her cheeks. ‘Lord, it seems this creation is leaking! You have put too many burdens on her.’
‘She is not leaking. It is a tear,’ the Lord corrected the Angel.
‘What’s it for?’ asked the Angel.
The Lord said, ‘Tears are her way of expressing her grief, her doubts, her love, her loneliness, her suffering and her pride.’”
This made a big impression on the Angel. ‘Lord, you are a genius. You thought of everything. A woman is indeed marvelous.’
The Lord said, ‘Indeed she is. She has strength that amazes a man. She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens. She holds happiness, love and opinions.
‘She smiles when she feels like screaming. She sings when she feels like crying, cries when happy and laughs when afraid. She fights for what she believes in.
‘Her love is unconditional. Her heart is broken when a next-of-kin or a friend dies but she finds strength to get on with life.’”
“The Angel asked, ‘So she is a perfect being?’
The Lord replied, ‘No. She has just one drawback.’
‘She often forgets what she is worth.’”
—Author unknown
There is no one quite like Mom 
(also 8 months today!!!!!)

-Sister Sophie Brooks

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