Monday, March 23, 2015

Nov. 3, 2014 We Are His Hands

This week was good. Nothing new has really happened. Everyone was supper busy because of Halloween. 

 Scott our investigator is a personal trainer so we spent one morning working out with him. He worked us super hard. I have never thrown up after exercising until last Thursday. It was terrrible. Unfortunately he isn't really making any progress, and he is in love with a married member of the ward. It is and interesting situation.  We invited him to read the Book of Mormon and to pray about it, He told us he would consider it. 

Anthony is coming closer to baptism. He is having a hard time understanding the Book of Mormon but he said this last week that he know that an ordinary man could not have written it. So that was cool. Then at a dinner appointment we asked a family in the ward to pray for our investigators. At the end of our lesson with them we ended with a prayer. Then at the end, a sister in the ward, was in tears and asked us who Anthony was. We told her that he was just one of our investigators. She then said that he was going to be baptized soon. That was pretty cool. Everyone else is slowly progressing.

I think it is important to remember that we are God's hands. We can be instruments in his hands to answer others peoples prayers. We need to be good examples. It is hard, but people see the difference. That is how many people come to the gospel.  I love this story and thought I would share it.

"A story is told that during the bombing of city in World War II, large statue of Jesus Christ was severely damaged. When the towns people found the statue among the rubble, they mourned because it had been be loved symbol of their faith and of God’s presence in their lives.
Experts were able to repair most of the statue, but its hands had beendamaged so severely that they could not be restored. Some suggested that they hire sculptor to make new hands, but others wanted to leave it as it was—a permanent reminder of the tragedy of war. Ultimately, the statue remained without hands. However, the people of the city added on the base of the statue of Jesus Christ sign with these words: “You are my hands.”
There is profound lesson in this story. When think of the Savior, oftenpicture Him with hands outstretched, reaching out to comfort, heal, bless,and love. And He always talked with, never down to, people. He loved thehumble and the meek and walked among them, ministering to them andoffering hope and salvation.
That is what He did during His mortal life; it is what He would be doing if He were living among us today; and it is what we should be doing as His disciples and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
On this beautiful Easter morning, our thoughts and hearts are drawn to Him—the Hope of Israel and the Light of the World.
As we emulate His perfect example, our hands can become His hands; our eyes, His eyes; our heart, His heart." - President Uchtdorf 

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