Elder Drollinger is leaving. That is sad, but I'll make it work. This week was good, Angie is going to get baptized on Saturday and I am super excited for her and for the amazing step that she is taking. We have been working really hard with her and Donal, her husband, to help him to be advanced to a Priest and then next month to be an Elder.
I have been studying the Nativity lately and I have learned a lot of things. I love the thinking of Mary and Joseph looking for some place to stay. They are walking around looking for some place to stay. Every place that they go is closed just imagine what they where thinking about the throng of people before them I imagine it was something like this: "You don't understand. Today is the most important day that has happened up to this point, Today the Savior of the WORLD comes, your Savior and your Savior, when you get to heaven you are going to wish you had let us in." Something like that, looking at the people thinking when they realize the chance they missed they are going to regret it. But Mary and Joseph, the faithful parents push on and finally find a place to stay. In a stable, not that weird of a place mind you. They found it they made it. There is some many more symbolic things there. That is just a little thing that struck me.
Just really quickly I want to testify of the importance of the Sacrament. I love the opportunity that I have to partake every week I look at it like a Checkpoint. I never understood the importance of it before my mission but I love it so much. The opportunity we have to have an accountablility with the Lord every week and see what we did well, what things we can do better then set goals and do them.
This week I was struggling hard core. I was praying really earnestly during sacrament, which is last hour, and after I took the sacrament I was ready. I was ready to do the things that I was going to be asked to do. I still feel the power that it brought into my life right now. It is one of the best assets that we have and it is so horrible that I was lax in my efforts to partake before my mission. Now I know why we take it. I know that it is important. I testify to all of you that if you worthly partake of the sacrament each week there will be nothing that week that you cannot over come. And even if you fall all the more reason to take it the next week and try again.
Love you. Thanks so much for everything. I feel the strength that your prayers give me.