Hey everyone this is Sarah. I am currently at skool and I am on my I pod touch don't worry I don't use it in class. Today Ashley is coming over for sum fun and we are going to move the couch around. I have pe next. I hope I can service today! AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! It's totally crazy! Well ttyl love ya!
Sunday I gave a lesson to the singles ward on Visiting Teaching. It has been a while since I thought about my childhood. I shared with the young sisters about being raised in a family were I was taught at a very young age that I was born into an evil descend. Because of my father I was destine to be evil and there was nothing I could do to change that. Now she wasn't being mean to me she truely thought that.
When I got married and starting having children, I was very concerned for my children that they would also have this same curse. When my husband and I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I felt so good inside I had never experianced such a wondrful feeling I wasn't even sure what I was Feeling I just knew it felt good.
Doug and I became inactive in this church because my husband wasn't quite sure he believed all of its teachings. And I felt I was and evil person inside so it didn't matter. During this time I received visiting teachers and I was a visiting teacher also, for about 8 years. Sometimes I didn't answer the door when my visitng teachers came and some times when I was suppose to go visiting teaching I wouldn't show. But when I did it felt wonderful. I love this feeling. Then one day I was invited to a VT conference where we were served lunch to say thank you for going and doing our visiting teaching. At this conference everyone was handed their new visiting teaching routes, which I didn't get one.
I became so emotion that I got up and went to the bathroom, I was crying uncontrollably someone heard me and told the young lady who I rode with that I was in the rest room crying.
We both had an epiphany that day. I felt like my only connection with the Lord was being taken away from me, I felt lost and alone. Of course the sister that was in charge was amazed that visiting teaching meant so much to me. I love visiting teaching and the all the sisters who loved me and brought me lessons and just loved me for who I was, I am thankful for that great lesson I learned about visiting teaching that day.
What a great program the church has for helping us learn more about each other and to help others come unto Christ. Just remember when your visiting some inactive sister, she needs you to be loving and kind towards her you may be what she needs to come unto christ. We are the ones that that help the Lord bless the lives of others if we are listening.
When Elder Brecheisen (Chris) called us he gave me homework to do and told me to look up
Moroni 7:16 16For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he mayknow good from evil; wherefore I show unto you the way to judge; for every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherever ye may know with a perfect knowledgebit is of god
2 Nephi 32:1-5
I would write this one out if it werent so stinkin long
Well today was a great day. Chris called early this morning while he was at the Salt Lake Airport and I talked with him for about 45 minutes. Then When he got to New York's airport he called again and we talked for about two hours. I got to talk with him for about 30 minutes. We talked about his time in the Mission Training Center there in Prove, UT. He has a great testimony of the Gospel and has a great LOVE for his Lord and Savior. He shared with me somthings I could do that would help me be a better person and some views on how to teach Sarah his sister about graining a testimony of our Savior and knowing what it feels like to have the Holy Ghost with you and how to keep him with you. I LOVE having a missionary for a son, I learn more and more each time. the Lord has blessed me with great giants for children I have learned a life time of values and principles from them. What a Great day.
Doug & I got married January 7, 1977. We have 5 children, 4 sons, 1 daughter, 2 granddaughters & 1 grandson. Doug is a Mechanic and works on Heavy equipment for Peterson Tractor, Theresa is a homemaker and subs in the school district and is a celdt tester, Jeremie is married to Melinda and our the parents to our three wonderful grand children Eliza, Aislin and Oliver, Josh is married to Carly they are still a newly wedd couple; Mike is married to Shannon and they are newly wedds also, Chris our fouth son is leaving on a Mission next month for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints he will be gone for 2 years serving in Hamberg, Germany. Sarah our youngest and the Princess of the family, is 13 years old and the baby of the family. She enjoys being an only child for the most part. Chris comes home still ever now and then and blows that out of the water for a short period of time. We love our family and they are everything to us. When we retire in about 5 years we plan on serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and then living as close to our grand children as posssible.