This week was AWESOME! The highlight of the week was definitely watching Jose be baptized. Before the baptism we went out to dinner at Olive Garden and it was simply incredible to see the load that has been lifted off of him in the past month and a half. On Sunday, after he was confirmed, he stood and gave each man in the circle a hug. It was beautiful.
I've already said how much I loved women's conference last month, but this week as I've been re-reading the talks, I was hit all over again by the story shared from Mark 14:6,8..." She hath wrought a good work, she hath done what she could." I love that God doesn't ask us to change the world. He asks us to serve where we are, to do what we can, and to love those around us. It is those small moments of selflessness that shift the tide and change everything.
I also liked a quote from Carlos E. Asay in his devotional talk "Heavenly Powers"...."Peace of conscious is synonymous with joy. (See Alma 29:5)" Man, is that true!!! It does not matter what is happening around you, if you know you are good with God you can find peace and happiness. I have seen that more than ever on my mission.
Transfer calls came yesterday and I am staying in Pines for another transfer and "killing" Sister Abad (meaning that I will be her last companion before she goes home). That means that I will probably serve in this ward until I go home...weird!!! I am excited though. I love this ward and I am excited to see what happens!
I love you all tons! Have a good week!
-Sister Bren Scadden