Monday, May 11, 2020

Weekly Letter #32: May 11, 2020

This week has been a lot of the same. And by a lot of the same I mean exactly the same.

This week has been pretty good! Not a whole crazy lot to update on from this week work-wise, but we have gotten better at organizing our Sunday schedule and moving things throughout the week so that Sundays aren't insane and draining, and the rest of the week we only have 1 call per day. We're figuring out this lockdown thing pretty well, if I do say so myself.

I've been going through the Book of Mormon again using the Book of Mormon Institute Student Manual (Institute is a religion class you can take in college) and I have had such an amazing experience every time I study, I swear! Whether it's a scripture that really stands out or a quote from a General Authority of some sort, there's always been something.

One thing I'll share quick is a quote that talks about "enduring to end.” With all this lockdown stuff and life in general, enduring to the end always kind of seems like this sort of miserable concept where you just have to develop an attitude of gratitude and enjoy life to the fullest while in the midst of all these trials. However, this quote by Hyrum W. Smith made me think about that concept I have in my head:

"What does the word endure mean? The Hebrew word means "to make everlasting & omnipotent,” or to make you like God. It is a sanctifying process. Enduring to the end is one of the most sanctifying and exalting doctrines we have and we think it's just hanging in there?"

He's right! Enduring to end is the process by which we can become better and apply all the gospel principles we've learned to our lives. It's where we can really study ourselves out and assess how much we believe in Christ by our actions and thoughts. That was my fun discovery this week.

Work is good and so is Sister Minaker.

Much love all. PLEASE WRITE.

Photographs below :)

Weekly Letter #32: May 11, 2020
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