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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I'm a Helper

I've said it once, and I'm gonna say it again and again: I LOVE SERVICE!!!

Nice hat right?  It is the official "blackberry picking" hat.  The other day my companion and I helped someone in the area pick some blackberries in her yard.  In all actuality, I think she helped us more than we helped her.  My stomach has never been happier!  Once the blackberries were picked, my companion and I reaped the reward of a wonderful blackberry cobbler (mmmmm).

Okay, I promise there is a good reason I am wearing the wig and water aerobics belt.  1) Before the mission I practically lived in a pool, so it was my way of "pretending" I was there.  2) It's a wig.  You're supposed to wear them on your head.  What other option was there really?  These two items were found while cleaning out a members home.  We were moving boxes around and helping to organize things a bit.  My muscles got a good workout with all the lifting.

Now this service, is what it's all about.  This is a woman we have been teaching and sharing the gospel with.  We, as missionaries, get to go out and share the message of the gospel with others.  No matter who you are, where you're from, or what you've done in your life, the Gospel and it's teachings will bless you.  What I've noticed as I have been doing this, not only are others blessed, but I have been blessed.  This has been the general theme for all the service that I have rendered on my mission.

"1And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God."

I know that as we serve others, God blesses us.  We are helping His children, our brothers and sisters.  Not only is this what He expects of us, but it is how we draw nearer to Him. 
What have you done to help someone this week?


Katrina said...

Sister Grant! I love her! Tell her I say hi! :) As for service this week... I think people have been serving me more than anything, but I did read my sister a bedtime story! Gotta love service

Elder Trey Williams said...

We have given 3 blessings in 2 days. Service is one of the greatest feelings in the world. :) Well that, and wearing wigs.

Sister Gunnell said...

TEll SISTER GRANT I SAY HI TOOO!!! And I love her!!! Aw I miss her taught her in Fortuna : D

Elder Mark McMullan said...

It's true service really is where it's at. Today my companion and I cleaned out a pond!

Brian Menasco said...

Service is awesome! I was able to help my neighbors prepare for good ole' Hurricane Irene!

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