becomes time for a new one.
Dear Family and Friends,
I am staying in Shonan! And, in the email, it said that I am now
becoming Sister Training Leader! Whoa! Well, an interesting turnaround
I personally hadn't been expecting. And so, with some other things
cleared up and all, and a great walk in the park, with all the Sakura,
and meeting some really prepared people in the park, I didn't get a
lot of time for email today. :)
But, wow, lots of miracles. So, I have a personally testimony of God
giving us experiences so we can bless others, and He also opens our
eyes to the needs of others to help us forget our own suffering.
We had a great investigator at church yesterday, who had been so
prepared when the sisters found him four months ago housing. And he
finally came to church! The Elders are teaching him! It was so cool.
So, everyone, I really learned the parable of the Good Samaritan
yesterday. All those years, and I don't think I ever realized that the
second man who passed by the injured man on the road what a Levite,
which means he held the Priesthood! But even then, he left the injured
man for dead. It was the lowest of the lowest who actually stopped to
help. Do you ever see people who need help, and then stop to ask if
they need help? We did today. After we passed this man on a Wheelchair
who only could use on hand and one foot to go along his way. At first,
we were hesitant. But we went back and asked. It turns out he was ok,
and that he was used to it, but boy, did I feel the Spirit testify to
me that I had made a good decision, whereas before, I felt uneasy
about not going back, and surely, I would have felt guilty later, and
even until now, if I had not at least asked.
So, don't just wait, understanding that you'll feel guilt for not
taking action later! Take action, so you don't need to feel guilty!
Shut off the voices that make you rationalize how much help the other
person may need, and just ask. It'll make you feel so much better. I
Love, Sister Blake
Ps- the Sakura was so pretty today!
:) I keep thinking of "popcorn popping" but instead of apricot trees,
I sing, Sakura trees.