Monday, February 11, 2013

Why Bother?!?!‏

Hey Family and Friends,

Why Bother? Is a phrase used here often. I sometimes can't remember if some phrases are just Irish or if they are used back home too. Must be getting use to the culture here :) But we were talking to a young man who asked us "Why bother with doing all the rules in the mormon church, when you see people all around us doing good things but not doing all the strict rules of the church?" It was a very good question and we told him that we could just spit out answers but we really wanted to think about it and give him a better answer. So for a couple studies in the morning I tried to think about "why bother?". I came across the talk "Be anxiously engaged" from this past conference. It talked about how it may seem that our small contribution to things are not worth it and it wont make a difference. But it is not true. When we bring all those contributions together it makes something absolutely great like The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. That is how Christ and God want it. They know that we each have busy lives and things to do for ourselves but as we give a little effort to others and to the church we help everyone. As we are "anxiously engaged in a good cause" D&C 58:26-28 we will be blessed for sure. I took the study a bit further and asked why bother reading the scriptures daily and praying daily. My conclusion.... if you are just doing it to do it... don't bother but if you do it for answers to life questions and to do it for help and  to show your love for God then you will see why you bother to do it. It is to constantly have the spirit with you to fight through any temptations or hardships that will come our way. Now don't get me wrong... if you don't have a testimony of reading or praying yet keep trying and EVERYONE keep doing it daily but you must try to get something out of it. As we taught the young man about this the spirit lead the lesson and we realized there is more that he has questions to than just that. But I know doing the SMALL things makes the BIGGEST difference. 
Okay as for the work... going GRAND! Mable will now be getting baptized on the 23rd of February and is still very excited. I am so blessed to be apart of teaching her. This week started teaching an English class as a finding idea for new investigators. Monday we had 2 chinese girls come and they started asking us questions about the Hymn book and wanted to read from it. We were all over that of course. After the english class we told them how sister garlock can play the piano and asked if they wanted to hear and listen to the hymns. They said yes. So we sang a few hymns with them and asked what they thought. They said they felt peace and moved. One was able to come to church and she said it was perfect :) This work is great!
As for moves, they happen in two weeks. Sister Millward is actually staying with us for the next two weeks in a trio. I don't have much time to explain so I will next week. I love you all
Love Sister Nicoll  

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