Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Week 40

We have an investigator who's preparing for baptism on the 16th he's a very solid guy whom I have tons of respect for. I learned the other day from his mom that he has Autism. It gave me way more respect for him because most Autistic people (And this is my own experience) like to stay in one place. Moving or changing ourselves is not fun or something most do. But he was humble enough to come ot church and want to be baptized...Its really humbling to me and gives me a renewed hope for the world. His bother is also coming to church and he has Bipolor but also wants to come to church too...It makes me feel so happy. Change is something that as humans we sometimes want to push away. It forces us to move away from choices we normally made in order to adapt a new way of life. For example lets look at someone who diets. That's something I have no real experience in because I never really had to, but someone who diets has to change what they eat and makes changes in order to complete the diet. Or for another example lets take someone who has to repent. Sin is an active move away from the close relationship we have with God. Never ever does God move away from us when we sin. We deiced to move away from him and make those choices that distance us from him. Repenting is the move back into that relationship and sometimes it can be hard. When we get comfortable with things we do its hard to change and repent but the feeling we get after its done is amazing. I think I heard it once like having a rock in your shoe. Its very very annoying but we are sometimes too lazy to change that and eventually get comfortable with in the shoe. 

Change isn't easy, it never was meant to be but I know if we do, we can make our lives better and become closer to God. 
Yesterday was the forth and the libraries were closed. We were planning to be in a parade but I got sick in the morning and we decided it was best not to go. 

I hope you all are doing good. Right now I'm in 2nd Samuel and David just committed a silly thing and the current prophet (I think his name is nathan) tells him what the consequence is going to be. Its just another good reminder of what happens when you cheat. Lol

Peace and Love
Elder James Harrison Nielsen

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