This week looks good. We have members lined up for splits on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We don't yet have very many appointments set but hopefully we'll be able to set some up and if not, be able to still have really great experiences. I know that whenever members come out with us, even if there's nothing set, always brings awesome miracles. Hopefully our prayer and faith will be sufficient. The ward is really firing up with missionary work I think. We've been stopping by a lot of members in between teaching people for around 15-20 minutes and every time we've been able to get some sort of assignment from them and we leave them with something to do. It's been working really well and I hope that we'll be able to have some good experiences with the members.
My little nugget I want to share this week sort of has to do with the story with the lady I mentioned in the first paragraph. It is this: If you want to be happier, if you want to learn more about the gospel or if you want to bear your trials better you need to know for a certainty the character of God.
Joseph Smith taught "It is the first principal of the gospel to know the Character of God with a certainty." (History of the Church, 6:305.) If we can not only know, but strive to seek the character of our Father in Heaven all aspects of our lives will be better. There comes a time where all of us need to know God more fully in order to love him fully. Know him, be acquainted with him, recognize his hand in your life. Now, I am not and I will not pretend to be a person who knows God perfectly, but I can tell you the best way to know him better is to use the atonement of Jesus Christ. When we feel the burden of sin gone we can feel His comfort where that burden once used to be.
Keep it real