President Smith's birthday was yesterday so "the pound" (the six of us missionaries that live together) made ties for each of us and then we made one for him and they're all matching. Then we went over to his house for dinner last night and gave his to him. It was really fun to have dinner with President and Sister Smith! They're good people and its so easy to feel the spirit in their home, there is such a peaceful, happy feeling in their home.
This weeks "Sermon from the Keyboard" comes from something that i read on a Minute Maid carton this week. On the side of the carton it says "Put Good In. Get Good Out." Further down the carton underneath that slogan it was "All because when it comes to life, we believe what you believe. The effort you put in is equal to the good you get out." That has got to be one of the best things that i've seen on a carton.... ever. Some times that's not how life goes but its true that the more effort that you put in, you are more likely to get good results out. This can be applied to anything. School, work, missionary work, exercise, relationships, and many other things can be changed to something better by the amount of effort we put in. Its extremely easy to see the perfect parallel into missionary work. The missionaries who work hardest most often have more people to teach than the missionaries who don't give an honest effort. My invitation to everyone this week is if you find that you aren't getting out what you want from something then ask yourself "Where can i give more effort?" There is always more effort to give and areas of improvement. I as well will be looking for ways to give more effort to missionary work! That's all i got this week! Love you!
|My newest tie.|