Kerry took us to this cool Indian buffet for lunch last week!
They surprised me with a birthday dessert!
Kerry also happens to be good friends with Steve Young
And he was so kind to get me an autographed copy of his new book addressed to me.
Pretty cool gift!
A few days ago we were able to teach Fatima and her two kids again. This time Brother Toone came along with us to teach, and he brought his little daughter Arianna along with us which was fun.Then on Sunday he bore his testimony in sacrament meeting of how he was impacted by coming out with us to teach. That was pretty sweet! It was our second lesson with them. They are just the kindest little family, so welcoming and so happy to listen and learn more about the gospel! She is hesitant to come to church because she doesn't want to come without her husband, and he doesn't speak English at all and she speaks it really well. The closest Spanish ward is pretty far away so it might be hard for them to make it out there, but we're going to keep trying our best!
Fatima and her two kids Jackie and Nelson after our lesson,
and then there's brother Toone and his daughter Arianna.
Another really sweet opportunity we had this week, was that we started going over the discussions with an excommunicated member in our Ward. Under the direction of our bishop and Stake president we are helping him set some goals and progress back to the point where he can enjoy the full blessings of the gospel. He is working really hard right now through some difficult past transgressions, but he is so awesome and a huge example of Repentance and forgiveness. The spirit was so strong in the lesson, and I quickly began to really love this guy. We testified of Heavenly Father's endless and infinite love he has for all his children, even if we don't feel worthy of it, it is always there. It gave us a whole new perspective being able to teach him.
Here's a quote that I liked his week:
"We show our love for God--and our faith in Him--by doing our very best every day to follow the course that He has laid out for us and by keeping the commandments that He has given to us. We especially manifest that faith and love in situations where we don’t fully understand the reason for God’s commands or the particular path He is telling us to take."
We don't need to always understand the reasons why we are asked to do certain things. We just need to trust in God and have faith in him and his commandments. If we do that, we will be blessed throughout our lives as we strive to follow Jesus Christ.
I hope you all have a great week! Happy birthday to the best twin out there! Love you all!
Elder Jeremy Duvall
Washington DC South Mission