Little hey little ho,
Status report: I’m outie 3,000. So i’m packing my bags today and heading into the great unknown. I’ll let you all know next week where I end up.
And here’s the report on Lupita’s baptism:
Incredible. Absolutely the most powerful thing I’ve ever been a part of. Despite the overflowing font, the frigid water, and the three attempts at full immersion. Both of our speakers felt inspired to give a portion of their talks in Spanish, and Lupita was just a ball of emotion. It was beautiful. And shoot, you should have seen how happy Lupita was when we told her that her deceased family members have been learning about the Gospel, and that she can do proxy baptisms for them. What a bunch of blessings.
Last night we had a fireside featuring Brother Matt Ballard doing his incredibly accurate portrayal of Joseph Smith. The Spirit was thick. And I got to say a few fond farewells to the ward members. Pictures included.
Wellp, onward and upward.
Well, I’ve been riding the struggle bus for a little minute, but here’s what I’ve learned from it.
1. Stay in the present moment. If your mind goes somewhere you don’t want it to go, then acknowledge that it’s happening and do something to counter it. The senses are key. Sight, smell, sound, touch – they all bring you back to the present moment. If you, like me, struggle with this, try buying some play-doh. Nothing brings you back like rolling a ball of play-doh.
2. God has a plan for you. He’s not going to leave you alone in the midst of trial. He’ll place certain people in your path that know exactly how to succor you.
3. The Church is still true, even if life is tough and your future is unsure. Don’t doubt what you know.
And those are three things of value that I have to contribute right now. I’ll let you know if anything more crops up along the way.
And Lupita is getting baptized next Saturday. Miracles happen (once in awhile).
Love you all #alwaysforever #sodoesGod