First off - congratulations to my little sister Sandy! Going on a mission to BRAZIL! I'm so proud of her :')
Now, on to the week. Not too exciting.
We're still in a dry spell investigator-wise. We've been contacting a lot of less-actives lately. I think that's one of the saddest things. When someone who knows nothing about our message turns us down, it's a little more understandable. But when someone who has learned about this, has experienced the blessings that comes from this Gospel turns us away, my heart breaks a little. Because I know that they know the blessings they could be receiving - yet for some reason they don't want to accept them.
It's like making someone's favorite meal for them and having them say "No thanks, I don't really want this gourmet steak. I'm gonna go eat spam straight from the can instead."
You guys. That's just ridiculous. Don't eat spam. Steak is better. Don't settle for less than the best - because the best is exactly what each of us deserves! And the best is what the gospel of Jesus Christ gives us! Because Heavenly Father loves us! And He wants to give us everything!
Just think about that. Do you want fake meat and salt in a can, or do you want everything that our Heavenly Father has - aka, eternal happiness?
It's not really all that hard of a decision. Or at least I don't think it should be.
But sometimes that's easier said than done. Choosing the best over choosing the immediate. But the immediate is right there. Right at our fingertips. While the best isn't quite as close. It's on the horizon, but the horizon is kind of far away.
And that's how Satan gets you. That easy.
That's why it's important that we always keep up our A game. You gotta look for that sneak attack, that trick play.
Luckily, reading your scriptures, praying daily, and going to church make the best defense in the world. You just have to do them. And put them first. Because if you put the Lord first, everything else will fall into place!
That's what we're doing right now. Expecting the best, and settling for nothing less. Hopefully we'll start seeing some major miracles soon, and next week's e-mail will be a little more exciting. We're spending a lot of time this week talking to everyone - at least that's the plan!
Sister Bateman is going to the temple next week, since she hasn't been since she left the MTC (about a year ago), so we're going on exchanges with the Portland Sisters. And P-day is on Thursday next week, so no e-mail until then.
I love you all! Make good - and eternal - choices!
Sister Lindsey Berg