success comes from getting up after disappointment or failure and trying again and again. we often get discouraged after many failed attempts but think of the unknown successes that would come from trying just one more time? or this little gem of advice :) ..."if at first you don't succeed, do it like your mother told you!
one thing i have been thinking about a lot lately is the word success.... but what is success? is success something the world defines? or something god defines? it was on my mind a lot lately and i came to the conclusion that no matter what....all the success that the world can give you doesn't mean anything....but the success in gods eyes means everything. a lot of the time we look for worldly success...which isn't always a bad thing...but a lot of the time we need to look for godly success and see if we are doing the things that will truly matter to us in the end. we always need to have an ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE. so my invitation is to sit back and think about putting the things of god first in your life and being successful to him, before you think about being successful in the world. both are fine. but one is definitely more important and will help us more in the end....
WELL as usual this week flew by my face and we are already starting a new change. elder dixon and i will stay together for another change here as zone leaders but it was pretty sad to hear that elder page is going to leave. we wanted him to stay... but everything happens for a reason! i am really happy to be staying with elder dixon for one more change and it looks like we are going to have a really good change! at least we are hoping so!
some cool things that happened this week were we found a miracle family.... we were walking down a road looking for a totally different person when all of the sudden we see a lady hanging out her window. so we waved and just thought nothing of it.... a few seconds later i thought i heard someone say elders!.... so i turned to my comp and said we are going to go talk to this lady....right as we turned around she was already looking at us and told us to wait and before we knew it we were talking to her at her gate....we asked if we could come in and she let us in. we then came to find out that her husband is a member but they are separated now and that they have had the missionaries before and that they are looking for something more in their life. !!
amazing what god does when we do our part. also one of the teenage girls i found back in buin got baptized the other day so that was amazing to hear that she finally got into the water. nothing better then to hear that someone you found finally got baptized and made a covenant with god... i have come to find out that i seem to do that a lot in my sectors....i"m not the one who reaps the numbers or who gets all the glory...but every time i have left a sector someone i found has got baptized...and that makes it worth it.
that is my week family! i love you all
love you guys!
chao!!! elder harding