Monday, April 13, 2015

A Week of Random

So this week was another week of random stuff, driving to too many meetings, and just doing our missionary thing. Probably the most random thing I saw this week was two horses getting walked by a truck down in a part of town called "Little Mexico." I couldn't really believe what I was seeing. It was a pretty comical sight, especially when the truck kept leading them over a hill and off into the distance out of our sight. It left us just sitting there, staring at where the horses were, wondering if we had really seen what we saw. I don't think we were dreaming at least.

This week we also had our Zone Training Meeting, albeit it a little late in the month. Overall it went great. We had left the last hour and a half of the meeting open to a guided discussion/goal setting thing and to be perfectly honest, going into it I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out but thankfully we had done enough preparation it all turned out okay. Through the use of a lot of inspired questions we were able to get our point across and everyone left bound to act to something they needed to do to improve.

The only other semi-entertaining thing this week came Saturday afternoon when we got a text from our bishop in the Spanish ward asking the four of us (us and the other companionship serving in the ward) to give talks the next day in church on our favorite talk from conference. We said sure but since we were so busy that evening with teaching appointments (we had 5 lessons that day and found 4 new investigators from a PMF - it was sweet) we weren't able to start looking over the talk until late Saturday night and since we were so tired we kind of just left it to the next day. Well after Ward Councils and having to prepare progress records, I had started reading through the talk 5 times but never actually finished it until English sacrament meeting had already started. I'm guessing God felt sorry for us because they turned out a lot better than we could have ever done on our own with such little preparation.

I think a fitting quote for the week would be one from the talk I used as the basis for my comments yesterday. It came from the Saturday night Priesthood Session talk "Priesthood and Personal Prayer" by President Eyring. He was talking about the multitude of responsibilities we have sometimes and commented that:

"Human judgment and good intentions will not be enough."

I have definitely come to know that is a true gospel principle. Try as we may, our efforts ultimately wind up as insufficient. Its makes me eternally grateful that we have the greatest force in the universe pushing for us.

And with that, I bid thee all farewell until next week.

Elder Kupferer

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