Hi every one, this was a good week.
Jenny's baptism was beautiful, we arrived a bit earlier in order to have our dinner and for me to write the talk I was going to give at the baptism (talk about last minute prep, something never change) the dress was a bit big so I was in there with safety pins pining her together and talking her into taking off some of her jewellery before she went in.... she was so excited and I want to tell you what she said to me when she came out "it was like I wasn't standing in water I was being hugged by someone and surrounded by a feeling of love and peace I didn't want to come out "
I thought this was beautiful, from beginning to end the spirit had filled the room, it was amazing and when she got the gift of the Holy Ghost, she had to sit a minute and just said "wow" and shook everyone's hand she is really cute, an amazing two days.
This week I have learned that the Lord does his own work, he just lets us help every now and then and when we say " Father, I want to help thee more... he will give you that too but only what you can handle. He knows more of what you are made of than we do.
And he knows what he wants us to become. He will take us by the hand and walk with us one step at a time, after all we can do, all things with him no matter how hard it seems. Sister Nagy and I are doing well and yesterday you were right we did find a new investigator which was fun she seem nice she is just curious and said quite clearly that she would not be baptised but who really knows what the future holds, well the Lord does .the meeting at Manchester was really good I liked getting lots of very short hand notes so only I will really know what they say .
The Manchester meeting was really great I learnt I have change it slightly to make it applicable to all.
THIS IS WHAT IS REQUIRED!!!
What is it you really DESIRE from your time here ?...
What do you want to ACHIEVE from this?....
What do you want to have BECOME?....
What are you REASONS ? Why ?..........
Ok now what are you WILLING TO DO?........
What are you willing to SACRAFICE for this?.....
Also I liked this quote from the talk he asked us to read called swallowed up in the will of the father by Neil a Maxwell
"Our desires thus precede our deeds and lie at the very cores of our souls, tilting us toward or away from God (see D&C 4:3). God can “educate our desires” Others seek to manipulate our desires. But it is we who form the desires, the “thoughts and intents of [our] hearts” (Mosiah 5:13).
Since the Most Innocent suffered the most, our own cries of “Why?” cannot match His. But we can utter the same submissive word “nevertheless ...” (Matt. 26:39).
In conclusion, the submission of one’s will is really the only uniquely personal thing we have to place on God’s altar. The many other things we “give,” brothers and sisters, are actually the things He has already given or loaned to us. However, when you and I finally submit ourselves, by letting our individual wills be swallowed up in God’s will, then we are really giving something to Him! It is the only possession which is truly ours to give!
Consecration thus constitutes the only unconditional surrender which is also a total victory! Smiling face with open face with open mouth and tightly closed face with smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyes
The Christmas lights are up In Workington they are so beautiful I love Christmas but it annoys me more than anything when people say Xmas
Bring back the Christ in Christmas !!!
Have a good week every one Love yous all
from sister Peden