So..real fast. It rained this past week (that doesn’t happen too often). But, the day after, Elder Bowie and I went running on the track and I ran really well. Afterwards, it finally occurred to me that I hadn’t ran in that much humidity in quite a while. Never thought I’d say this, but humidity is kind of nice!
We played some rugby this past Monday. On Friday we went to Chinle (there’s not too much in Chinle) and got to meet and hear Elder Corbridge. He talked about the importance of living the principles of the gospel and teaching them to those we see. The importance of understanding the why behind faith, repentance, baptism (and other ordinances), receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. He shared of how the greatest gift available to us in the eternities is eternal life (D&C 14:7…one of my favorite scriptures) and the greatest gift available to us in our earthly life is the gift of the Holy Ghost. It was a great experience, and Elder Cook (from the quorum of the twelve apostles) will be meeting with our mission on the 30th!). That’ll be cool!
Also, we had stake conference this past weekend and the stake president talked about how important it is to understand the things we learn (in the gospel, especially and also other things). It’s important to take what you have in your brain and move it into your heart by applying that knowledge and turning it into wisdom.
Anyways, here’s the 17th and last point of the true church: “By their fruits ye shall know them” (Matthew 7:20). This is so true with anything! Moroni 7 talks about spiritual gifts and more importantly the light of Christ – which is given to all men that they can know good from evil (conscience, you can say). All good things come from Christ, and if it’s not good then don’t get near it. I have such a huge and strong testimony (as does my family) that regardless of who you are and your background everyone has the light of Christ with them. Everyone has something to give to the world, to help build it up. Everyone has certain gifts that help the people around them.
I’m really loving it out here and enjoying the daily work. Hope you all are safe and ready for the summer season. Hopefully it doesn’t snow on you in May! (hear, we pray for rain and precipitation) – That’s actually true.
Love you all!
Elder Jeffrey Woodbury
Also, we were walking in Wal-Mart today and we walked past some cooking stuff. On one of the shelves was a big box of lard. I laughed out loud! It’s not every day you see lard!