Sunday, June 8, 2014

June 2, 2014

Well I have ten minutes.... we are in cwbran for a district p-day.. I'm going to try and find some more time later tonight... I have been trying to prepare little messages of things that go with my week.. and I did today but I don't really have enough time to shoot it to you.. I really hope that I will get some time in a bit so that I can send you some stuff.... because tis a good one!!
my back is all good :) I just have some whiplash is all.... but I havent stopped doing anything at all so I guess I'm good :) my knees are a bit sore but I think the Lord will bless me for working..
its been such a good week though! elder maligon is the man! we are already good friends and this transfer is going to be great.. I have already learned loads...


Hey there!! so I have another fifteen min! sooo I gottta make this sorta speady!
so this week I have thought alot about like doing small things.. sorta like tracting in the rain or doing things that at the time dont seem like they matter... like obviously they are good but when you all you get is closed doors and soaked everything it makes you think a bit... so in study I looked at this
alma 37:6 becasue that is the best scripture!! haha
and an awesome friend from my last area.... whom if reads this, thanks loads!!! this book is aweseome! sent me a little book of insparatinal stories... and when it came in the post it had a story book marked. here it is.
While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean.As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water.
He came closer still and called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”
The old man smiled, and said, “I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”
To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”
Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented, “But, young man, do you not realise that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”
The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it into the back into the ocean past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one"

We all have the opportunity to help create positive change, but if you’re like me, you sometimes find yourself thinking, “I’m already really busy, and how much of a difference can I really make?” I think this is especially true when we’re talking about addressing massive social problems like tackling world hunger or finding a cure for cancer, but it pops up all of the time in our everyday lives, as well. So when I catch myself thinking that way, it helps to remember this story. You might not be able to change the entire world, but at least you can change a small part of it, for someone.
They say that one of the most common reasons we procrastinate is because we see the challenge before us as overwhelming, and that a good way to counter that is to break the big challenge down into smaller pieces and then take those one at a time–like one starfish at a time. And to that one starfish, it can make a world of difference....

I like this story for a lot of reasons but for this week it meant to me that no matter what happens when you are doing the lords will.. you can know thats what god wants..

a good example is abinidi.... he died testifying in from of the wicked king not knowing the change of heart alma would have... but he still did it :)

3 nephi 12:14-16

I know these things are true!
keep tracting in the rain haha
have a great week.;
elder wiser

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