Monday, August 10, 2015

Wow what a busy week!

Wow what a busy week!
We got our transfer call this last week and.. I'm staying in Pocatello! Yay! I will be taking over the whole stake though since they are taking the Elders out.
Sad news: Sister Worrall is going home tomorrow! I will miss her so much! She has been an amazing friend and trainer!
Exciting news of the week: We set a date with Kathy for September 19th!!! Kathy is perhaps one of the most loving people I know! I'm so happy that I will be here to see her get baptized!!

Random things of the week: I actually forgot to tell this story a couple of weeks ago hahaha! We were out trying to contact people and we saw this one guy that we had been trying to see outside. Well he saw us and ran inside and locked the doors, closed the blinds, and pretended to not be home. So we went to go see someone else. Well on our way back to the car we saw the guy open his door and throw something and
BAM!! It was a grenade!!!!
Hahaha I'm just kidding, they were just fire crackers!
But they were loud. Guess we won't be trying him again ahahaha!

t's just going to be crazy busy now that we have the whole stake, but its a good busy :-)
  We are mainly just trying to find new people to teach at the moment... Umm not really any other earth shattering news to share this week...
Oh wait!!! I almost forgot!! SAM BLESSED THE SACRAMENT ON SUNDAY!!!!! I was proud of him! He did so well!
Spiritual thought of the week: 
  Alma 32:12,16, this is the chapter where Alma is teaching the poor people of the Zoramites. The poor people have built all these synagogues (places to worship) and the rich people have told them that they cannot worship in them at all! So they go to Alma and ask him about it, and he tells them... " is well that ye are cast out of your synagogues, that ye may be humble, and that ye may learn wisdom; for it is necessary that ye are despised of your brethren because of your exceeding poverty, that ye are brought to a lowliness of heart; for ye are necessarily brought to be humble....therefore, blessed are they who humble themselves without being compelled to be humble."
  To quote my sister, Karmen Bruner who just gave a talk regarding being Humble...
     "Humility minimizes arrogance and removes pride. It is understanding our fallen nature and tendency to think we are better than we are, and our striving to lift up ourselves above others and God. It is admitting that others and more importantly God is responsible for our achievements. Humbleness will enable us to be a teachable person who is willing to have the attitude of acceptance and servant hood, one who confesses sin and remembers how Christ served us!

Humility isn't a weakness. It is a modest view of ones own importance. Not proud or arrogant.
Arrogance is to have or reveal an exaggerated sense of ones own importance or abilities.
Make no mistake about is: pride is the great sin. It is the devils most effective and destructive tool."
  To be humble is to be teachable, to be loving to others and to love oneself. To have a true desire to follow the words of Christ. Being humble allows us to gain wisdom as well. When we are willing to accept faults or mistakes and eager to learn or fix those things, then  you are humble.
  This has been a hard lesson for me to learn through out my life so far, but I know that with help from our Heavenly Father and hard work and a good attitude on our part we can achieve this.
I love you all so much and miss you tons!!

Mucho amor, Hermana Bell 

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