Sounds like everyone had a lot of cool things happen this past week! And I got a letter from Grandma and Grandpa Webster this past week! I think it was a new years letter, but who says that the year has to start in January? March is good too.
This week was pretty good, as always. I'm getting pretty convinced that if you want to have a good week, you'll have a good week. And why would anyone not want to have a good week? We had a lesson with Jesús early this week which went pretty well. The questions he makes to us and the way he responds to our questions make him seem like he has more real intent to know these things than almost anyone I've ever taught...but at the same time, we're struggling to help him keep basic comittments...like..being at home for our appointments. But...baby steps. We also started teaching someone named Fabian this week, which was way cool. He saw a member reading the Book of Mormon on a bus, and it reminded him of some missionaries he had known several years ago. Lately, he's kind of distanced himself from his religion after the passing away of 2 children and his wife. But he gave his phone number to the member on the bus so that she could send missionaries to go talk to him. Haha imagine our surprise when we got to his address, to see that he lives by himself inside of a small apartment complex that is only a fourth of the way built. He works on construction during the day, and when all the other workers leave, he just stays there. Anyway, we had a way good lesson with him and he opened up to us a lot. We're way excited about working with him.
So, verse of the week is something I found while studying about humility. Philippians 2: 3, 5-9. It talks about the Savior's example of humility and obedience, and that we should apply that to our lives. The part that says "..he humbled himself and became obedient unto death.." really jumped out to me. It struck me that it was literally His obedience and humility that led to His suffering and to Him getting lifted up on the cross. So often, we try to obedient or humble, and then get upset or discouraged when we don't receive the blessings that we want--but part of humility and obedience is being willing to do the will of Heavenly Father, no matter the results. Interesting. It also opens a discussion about enduring to the end.
Well I hope you all have an even better week next week than the one you had last week! Sorry if these emails are long.
Love you all,