This week for my missionary email I shared a simple message of letting your light so shine. Light is only available if it is burning. So how do we keep our candle burning? Simple gospel principles of sincerely praying to our Heavenly Father, reading and studying the scriptures, partaking of the sacrament each week keep it lit. Sometimes that means we have to get over ourselves by not worrying so much about whether we measure up but just do what we can from where we are. What allows us to fill the space with light? Acting on promptings, serving others by small and simple means and openly practicing faith. Seek out for things that are of good report, praiseworthy and doing good for others. Be accepting and nuturing of others. How do we spread the light we acquire? Open our mouths to teach from our hearts, sharing what we know to be true through simple testimony and declaring His truth. For all truth is light and all light is Christ, so the more truth we teach the more light we bring into this world. I chose the video The Hope of God’s Light for their weekly URL link. Many of us have wondered if God knows us individually. Todd was someone who wasn’t surprised when he didn’t get an immediate answer to a prayer. But could God be giving us small but obvious answers? And how patient do we need to be? https://www.mormonchannel.org/watch/series/mormon-messages/the-hope-of-gods-light
Monday was Halloween. Something that is not celebrated at Colony Meadows, however to somewhat honor the day the students are encourage to dress up as a storybook character otherwise no costumes. Halloween is not educational but being a storybook character is. ;) Jessie wanting to be a steam-punk adventurer for Halloween I put on my thinking cap and decided her costume could also represent Effie Trinket from Hunger Games. It totally worked. People wer pretty impressed with her creative storybook character. Bode and Zac hung out with friends that night while Aaron and I took Jessie over to some ward members neighborhood to go trick or treating. The whole family goes out together. They leave the candy out or turn off lights to go with their kids. So different from Aaron going with the kids and me staying back to pass out candy and make warm up the body dinner for when they get back. It was the warmest Halloween only needing shorts and t-shirts. Although I heard it was warm in Utah as well.
A full week for me as I went to a district meeting followed by a comp study with sisters on Tuesday. I also did sister comp studies on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning. I truly cherish the companionship studies because I get so much out of them personally. Even though we are studying and planning for their investigators my testimony of the Savior deepens and strengthens each time. Truly a blessing for me.
On Friday after getting back from comp study, I helped with science experiments at Jessie’s school. The parents do an assigned experiment and the classes rotate making their predictions or hypothesis, explanation of what happen and then determine what theory it represented. Honestly, I felt out of my element. Luckily the teacher walked me through it the first time so I knew what to do for the other groups. So you could say “Kim is not as smart as a fourth grader in Texas.” I’m learning right along with the kids. ;)
Aaron spoke at a scout jamboree to 400 scouts on the armor of God late Friday night and I think the pace of the mission finally caught to him. He has come down with some kind of stomach flu. Which is not good for him. One he is not a good sick patient. Two he is not patient, he thinks he’s going to find something on the internet that will cure him in the next fifteen minutes. Third, he is so loud when he is sick. So I guess him being sick is not good for me either. ;)
Zac had his first basketball scrimmage today. Very low key…They only played two quarters so less than an hour, if that. He’s looking forward to the season. Playing actual games. I look forward to watching him and Bode. Bode starts tryouts next Monday. I took Jessie and Avery to the Children’s International Fair in town center. Over 30 countries were represented. The girls received passports and as they visited the countries got a stamp in their passport. Once they had 7 they got a bag filled with some goodies. They went to all of the booths. We had a fun learning about different cultures.
Apparently 11/5 is national red head day so let’s hear it for the gingers! I love me a ginger and so should you!!!