First things first transfer news! I am staying! But Sister Pearson is leaving...Sister Linney is going to be my new companion!! We came out together! I'm so excited for this next transfer! I don't have much time today, but it has been a good week! We taught Victoria! She's a new investigator and she's looking forward to being baptized! She's awesome. Sister Smith has been with us in a trio since Friday! So that's been fun. We've been meeting some great people! Getting to know the 3rd ward a bit as well. Sister Olson is all moved out and living in Richfield now!
In church yesterday we had a lesson on charity 3 times! In the gospel principles book it talks about 4 ways to develop charity, try them out!
One way we can become charitable is by studying the life of Jesus Christ and keeping His commandments. We can study what He did in certain situations and do the same things when we are in the same kinds of situations.
Second, when we have uncharitable feelings, we can pray to have greater charity. Mormon urges us, “Pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love [charity], which He hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of His Son, Jesus Christ” (Moroni 7:48).
Third, we can learn to love ourselves, which means that we understand our true worth as children of our Heavenly Father. The Savior taught that we must love others as we love ourselves (see Matthew 22:39). To love ourselves, we must respect and trust ourselves. This means that we must be obedient to the principles of the gospel. We must repent of any wrongdoings. We must forgive ourselves when we have repented. We will come to love ourselves better when we can feel the deep, comforting assurance that the Savior truly loves us.
Fourth, we can avoid thinking we are better than other people. We can have patience with their faults. Joseph Smith said, “The nearer we get to our heavenly Father, the more we are disposed to look with compassion on perishing souls; we feel that we want to take them upon our shoulders, and cast their sins behind our backs” Charity never faileth :)
I love you all! Have the best week ever!