|Elder Lozano suffering from toe surgery. (Heaven bless this saintly mission nurse!)|
Lately I have been learning to listen to the spirit. When we obey with diligence the Lord's commandments over time and pray earnestly for the spirit, it becomes our constant companion.
|Elder Hale sent another version of this photo. Lunch at Punta Sal.|
Yesterday, we taught an investigator, Patricio. Patricio is very intelligent and has a strong desire to know the truth, but has a tendency to talk very profoundly about what we teach and distract the lesson sometimes.
In our daily planning we made a brief lesson plan . When we arrived at our teaching appointment with Patricio, he had read much of the Book of Mormon. I felt a distinct and new feeling from the Holy Ghost at the beginning of the lesson that Patricio had something important to say, and that I should listen closely. It was incredible that just about everything Patricio said that day conducted the lesson towards the points we had made in our daily planning. Patricio finally accepted the baptismal invitation.
Every once in a while we need to take a step back and ponder, where are our priorities? If we want to have the power to change our lives and the lives of others we need the spirit.
Love and pray for you,
Fun note from Elder Hale to Kyra regarding end-of-the-schoolyear grades:
"How did Jonny get a 4.67? You guys are crazy! How are y'all so dang smart and athletic and all I got was the good looks?!"