"I have been thinkg recently about choices. It has been said that the door of history turns on small hinges, and so do people's lives. The choices we make determin our destiny. When we left our premortal existence and entered mortality, we brought with us the gift of agency. Our goal is obtain celestial glory, and the choices we make will, in large part, determine whether or not we reach our goal...May we maintain the courage to defy the consensus. May we ever choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong." -President Monson'
Made me think alot as me as missionary and the questions that I had before watching conference. I hope to continue to make stride throughout my time here and find his lost sheep and come unto Christ.
But this past week has been really cool. A English class had been going very well and started teaching the 21 Laws of Leadership to the students here. I had asked them what they wanted to learn or work on. So no one wanted to say anything so I tossed up a few ideas and they right away wanted to talk about leadership. Good thing for my previous companion in Buch we talked about the same topic but he mostly did the talking. So now I get to go up talk their ears off about leadership. So Easter holiday over here is not until May so we shared the church video with my students again. But its funny I realized that one of my students wearing a Nu Skin company bag. I stopped her and asked her if she was apart of that company. For those who don't Nu Skin is a multilevel marketing company which develops and sells personal care products and dietary supplements. This company hit me because I know its big in Utah and because it was across the street from my school. She turned and said "its a good thing you realize my dad is apart of it." I haven't heard that company name in a long time since my very first transfer because one of the members in my first city was married to a very successful man who is apart of the same company. I made mention to her if she knew the couple in Arad and right away she was laughing and saying that they are close with her family here in Pitesti. Its like I just make connection of knowing whos' whos' in Romania. I would never expected it to happen so. It was really nice because her dad wanted to meet up with us and I told my comp watch they gonna pull every string for their company. But we met up with him and the family which was very nice because he shared a video about his company in exchange I asked if we share a brief message of who we are and what we do. Really nice because I can tell this family is a great potential pillar family that we have been looking for. The father told me that he has been to Utah for his company convention and has been to temple square. It was crazy because he shared how beautiful the temple is and how he felt walking on temple grounds. It made imagine how comforting it must of felt to walk on holy grounds. Stand ye in Holy Places'. We hope to work with them and help them see the blessing. We also got to do service for a member which was really good to be out and doing physical labor. lol. We had to take a Maxi out to the country side which was nice. Everytime I go out to the countryside I always think to myself mann this is real missionary work.' lol. Glad to do service at all time. Felt so good to even eat fish afterwards. I know they tell us not to eat fish from the Black Sea or any rivers or lake here. But the family prepared it never been so happy. Fried fish from the lake down the road and bread and SALT. That was life for me. For my comp it was something new for him because he doesn't eat fish often. But it was good an we still alive. Got to see alot of the countryside while there, another dam, and lots of dogs. We rushed by running everywhere to the maxi stop thinking our maxi left bus but we came early. Thanks Marius. Other than that I look forward for the week ahead of us. We have been praying for our investigators hoping that they will continue to see the light of Christ. Thanks again hope that everyone is doing good and having a good week.
Ofa Lahi Atu'