Monday, August 8, 2016

Garner, North Carolina - August 8

How has everyone been doing? I can't believe school starts in like 2 weeks! Time has gone by so fast that it really doesn't feel like school is supposed to start so soon! 

This week has been really good!! The Thorpe family has been making a lot of progress and have been asking great questions!! They are really wanting to figure out for themselves if this is the true church! On Saturday, we went over to their new house to help them clean so that Ruth (the mom) could make it to church! And guess what.....SHE CAME!!! It felt so good to have an investigator come to church and feel of the love and spirit there!! She really liked it too! Our investigator Agnes has been really hard to get a hold of. She most likely will not be getting baptized at the end of the month, but that is ok because I know that the Lord has greater things in store for her and for us! We are continuing to find and teach! We have been really trying to find the elect and strengthen all of our investigators!

The past couple weeks for me have really been a time of growing and adjusting. I love losing myself in the Lord's work every single day. I have learned a lot about relying on the Lord to strengthen me especially when I am feeling weak! The power of the Atonement is truly amazing!!! I love the scripture Ether 12:27 "And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them." I have learned that if I truly want the Lord to strengthen my weaknesses, then I have to be humble, pray for His strength and help, and do everything that I can on my part to strengthen those weaknesses. I truly have felt the hand of the Lord on my mission. He truly has strengthened me when I have needed it! I truly love the knowledge that I have of the Atonement and ALL that it encompasses!!

I hope you all have a great week!!! Continue to stay strong to the truth that you hold! Strengthen your testimonies and come closer to Christ!! I love you all so much!!!

Sister Paynter

PS: So pictures this week...I promise that we will take more this week!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi mine sweet Sister Paynter, It sounds like the gospel is becoming a strong testimony In your heart and mind. It is so neat when that happens, the Lord lets us feel that so when we have times that the gospel is not so strong we can remember when it was and keep going. We had a new gospel doctrine teacher last week. It is hard to enjoy a class when the spirit is not there. Hope it gets better next week, then R.S. was a new convert teaching about tithing. It was a good thing I know the main thing in the 3 hour is the sacrament for that was the only good thing on that day. I am griping aren't I? Some days it goes that way and other days we learn a lot on the Sabbath. Mark and Brenda are election judges today for the Primary. I went to nite out in our neighborhood last week. What good people we have on our block! I am blessed with family and people around me , what more can I ask . Stay close to the Lord and I will too. Love youl Grandma.