Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring Flowers

I am so thankful for the beauties of nature and the beautiful weather that we have been enjoying.  We are enjoying such beautiful spring weather and I just love all the flowers that are growing all over the mountain sides.  The sunshine and warm weather are just perfect!


On Monday afternoon, after getting some things done around the house, we went to Playa del Ingles to relax and read our books for a couple of hours.  It was a nice afternoon, even though the wind was quite strong.  We were grateful for the warm sunshine.

We saw some more interesting sand sculptures.

Somehow I forgot my camera at home most of the week.  We had a good turn out for our family night at the church, and the elders gave a nice lesson.  We attended district meeting in Vecindario and we had chicken cacciatore with homemade noodles, Jewish Sweet Bread, and scotcheroos.  It was yummy!  But I wasn't able to get a picture of Elder Bigelow and Elder Norrell.  I did remember my camera when we were back in Vecindario on that night for piano lessons, so here is a Elder Guerra and Elder Nash.

Thursday night I had these good missionaries in English class.  They are always a great help.  

Friday afternoon, we drove to Maspalomas to visit Hakan Palm who had a stroke earlier this week. We were glad to find him looking good and he had received a good report from the doctors.  We drove to Las Palmas for our Addiction Recovery Class and then we had our planning meeting with Aida for our upcoming conference.  After that we had institute.

And I got this photo of our good hermanas and Aida.  

Saturday we watched the broadcast of the devotional by Randall Ridd, "Living with Purpose: The Importance of Real Intent," that was given in January.  This talk has such a great message.  We had a good discussion after the talk.  I have continued to think about his message all week.

These are a few thoughts that he shared:

Imagine for a moment you are in a lifeboat on the ocean, with nothing but rolling waves in every direction, as far as the eye can see. The boat is equipped with oars, but which direction would you row? Now imagine you’ve caught a glimpse of land. Now you know the direction you must go. Does seeing land give you both motivation and purpose? People who don’t maintain a clear sense of purpose are drifters. Drifters allow the tides of the world to decide where they are going. . . It has been said that “the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why you were born". . . He quoted one of my favorite scriptures, 
“Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is His grace sufficient for you, that by His grace ye may be perfect in Christ.”
He also quoted from Elder Tad R. Callister. “Why is it so critical to have a correct vision of this divine destiny of godliness of which the scriptures and other witnesses so clearly testify? Because with increased vision comes increased motivation.”
What a beautiful message!

On our way home, we drove by an address of a new investigator that the hermanas were given.  This address was down in the next valley, where we had never driven before. We saw more beautiful views around every corner.



Sunday, we attended church in Vecindario, had Institute, and then visited Hakan Palm again.  We taught another lesson to Andrés that night.

 Elder Nash, Elder Guerra, and Enzo

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