Things in the ward have been slowing down a little. It will past though. Elder Jones and I have been getting better with our companionship unity. We met with C this past week. She has been struggling to quit smoking, but she won't allow us to help her with that. It is super confusing talking with her. She talks in circles all the time, and Elder Jones and I can get the general idea of what she is saying, but not much else. We committed her to come the RS broadcast this weekend, but she cancelled 30 minutes before, and then she also cancelled the ride to church saying that she didn't want to go if it was raining. Elder Jones and I were both disappointed in her decision, but at the same time, we don't think that she truly understands the importance of coming to church. So that will be the focus of this week with her.
We were able to meet with R this past week, and we
showed her the Restoration video and then talked about the Power of the
Holy Ghost in our lives. We asked her if she would like to continue to
feel the Holy Ghost in her life, so we talked about how she could have
the Holy Ghost in her life more, and talked about receiving the gift of
the Holy Ghost after baptism, and what that would mean. That was
definitely the highlight of the week.
Elder Jones and I have been
able to talk things over and decide on a plan if we feel that the
spirit of contention is entering into our companionship. We would take
five minutes on opposite sides of the room to just relax and meditate
and pray. Then we would go back to what we were doing. And it has
worked!! We have also been reading Jesus the Christ at night together.
Those two things have really made a difference in our companionship.
am doing well right now. The stress levels have decreased
dramatically. I feel like our companionship is increasing in unity and
strength. It is amazing the difference between now and just a few weeks
ago. Prayer and companionship scripture study really does help.