So this week was a state holiday for most- the Super Bowl! Everything is definitely bigger in Texas. In honor of the Super Bowl, I reread "Hastening the Lord's Game Plan" by Elder Gifford Nielson (former NFL Quarterback) . Super good talk. I invite y'all to read it or watch it on youtube. BYU football coach, Lavell Edwards, said to QB Nielson something along the lines of 'I didn't care what play you made, as long as it got a touchdown'. Similarly, the Lord doesn't care how we do missionary work as members, just that we do it. So Elder Nielson gave some simple suggestions for the Lord's Game Plan.
1.Specifically pray to bring someone closer to the Savior and the gospel each day
2.Pray for the missionaries serving in your area and their investigators by name each day- "Until you know a person's name and face the Lord cannot help you know his/her heart."-Elder Nelson
3.Invite a friend to an activity in or out of your home.
As missionaries, we get a lot of praise from members and other fellow Christians all around who are amazed at our devotion. But. I most admire members who juggle real life with missionary work! It's so amazing and they are truly following the Lord's admonition to follow Him and be fishers of men.
I also read the same talk about Grace as a previous week and this quote really helped me out.
"The task ahead of you is never greater than the power behind you." So true! The Lord has promised that He will be with me throughout my mission. I should be absolutely fearless.
It was an interesting week for sure! I've met the most interesting people. Missions are the best!
We had two baptismal dates but sadly they are moving to Garland, just outside our area, so we are passing them on to Elder Rowland! But we received a referral from Mormon.org that seems pretty promising. Stay tuned!
The weirdest experiences come from tracting. Basically, in a super rich neighborhood, a lady felt sorry for us and gave me some extra stockings! Yep. No complaints. Then that same day we met a guy who had a parrot. He and his wife happened to be the aunt and uncle of someone who was baptized in Carrolton. They gave us a parrot feather after talking for an hour and we are invited back!
It was a good week, absolutely freezing but great! Love y'all!
Sister Kristina Dalling
6360 Murphy Rd.
Sachse, TX 75048