Thursday, July 6, 2017

Week 87 - Contention

Monday 6/26/2017
It was a very busy day. We were able to get Elder Martin's departure stuff taken care of and haircuts in the morning. I got Elder Sparto also. After PDay we had dinner with Bishop, he told us many stories from his mission. Elder Martin got dropped off with the zone leaders then we headed back so Elder Sparto could unpack. 

Afternoon studies we finished up with getting Elder Sparto in the area. We were able to see a few people throughout our day. We taught the restoration it was good. After dinner with the Westerguard family we went out finding to finish off the night. 

Afternoon studies there was meetings at the mission office. They lasted a couple hours, during we practiced teaching some of the lessons. Before dinner we were able to do a little street contacting. Dinner with the Paulas was at 301 Cafe in old Placentia. We were able meet with Brother Schinning. We shared the restoration with him. 

In the morning we had District meeting. We had the opportunity to learn of prayer and the language of prayer. It is such a great blessing for us to have a two way communication with our Father in Heaven. After I went into a trio with Birch Hills, while Elder Sparto went to the my Plan meeting. We grabbed some lunch with the people that didn't have to go to the my plan meeting. Elder Sparto was struck with some throat sickness so after he had orders from the nurse to get rest. We picked up dinner from the Thatchers and went in. 

Elder Sparto was still a little out of commission. So he rested for the most of the day. We got out at the end of the day to pick up some stuff for him. We were able to help move a refrigerator for a member before the night ended. 

After studies we had a meeting to get introduced to President Golden. We were able to meet him and talk for a quick moment. President gave a great introduction to us. We finished off our evening with some finding. The Brown family a new move in was home so we stopped by to say hello. 

It was a great Sunday, Elder Sparto was able to meet a lot of the ward. We had a great discussion on the Holy Ghost in gospel principles. We often don't realize the many roles of the Holy Ghost and the ways that he blesses our lives. After church we had dinner with the Adlongs. The night ended with us trying to visit a few people. 


It isn't productive in anyway, it upsets our Father in Heaven. Just as our earthly parents are upset when their children quarrel, argue and fight our Heavenly Father isn't pleased with it either. When there is contention it is a block to feeling the prompting of the spirit, which needles to say isn't good. 

3 Nephi 11:29 
For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another.

We must strive to be more like the Savior and follow after his example. 

Colossians 3:13 
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

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