Monday, October 5, 2015

Bonjour tout le monde!
         Hope you all had a fabulous Conference weekend! Such an amazing time of year to listen to God choose servants and than apply their words of wisdom in our lives for the next 6 months:) 
Good bye to the trio!
         We had a very crazy busy week! In all the best ways possible:) We dropped off Sister Meldrum at transfers, after trying to see as many people as possible. The next day we had a lesson with our amie d'Eglise, Vennessa who is just amazing! She is so determined to get baptized this Saturday,, so we have been seeing her almost everyday to teach her all the lessons:) Even though we are teaching the lessons we learn so much from her especially by her desire to follow the gospel. 
       While teaching the Word of Wisdom she put it quite simply by saying,  " I see it like a scale, ( on one hand) Coffee, (on the other hand) Salvation. And I choose Salvation". Wow, right!
Hot chocolate cup, as a visual aid for coffee cup.
       While in the same lesson we ended up pondering the sacrifice of Abraham  and comparing it to her sacrifice of coffee. The spirit was definitely guiding us because we had not planned that.  As we were discussing it, it made me think of what a sacrifice it must of been for Abraham (who had almost been sacrificed himself by his father) to be told of God to sacrifice his only son Issac. Can you imagine the heartache! But true to his trust in God he went to do as the Lord commanded, and because of that trust an angel stopped him and his son was spared.
     Likewise, we too at times, will be asked to sacrifice, time, money, coffee etc. for kingdom of God...and just like Abraham it will be hard but as we trust in God we will be blessed beyond understanding! I can promise that because I have felt and seen that. 
     Remember that "to sacrifice is to give up something we value for the sake of something of greater worth." as it says in True to the Faith. 
     As the Savior taught, "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls; who, when he had found one pearl of great price went and sold all that he had and bought it"   The Pearl of great price is the gospel and while other gems are good what are we willing to sacrifice for the gospel, the greatest and purest happiness we can receive? You tell me...
 Love you all! The gospels true! 
Sister Rawlings

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