Striving for Unity

Hey everyone,

Things are going well with my companion this week. We had the zone meeting this week and I didn’t know how I was going to teach it with my companion because we had been struggling with unity. On Tuesday morning during my study time, I was thinking about what to do. Interestingly, the teaching skill for the zone meeting was teaching with unity, and I read a lot about how to become more unified. It has a lot to do with developing Christlike attributes. That is why the Godhead is so united, because of their perfect attributes. Anyway, I was a bit annoyed with my companion, but instead of blowing up like I might have done in a different time in my life, I decided to talk to him sincerely about the problems we were having. I also came across a verse in Isaiah 58:12, where it is talking about the blessings of the fast. One of those blessings is “and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in”. Studying that and my patriarchal blessing, I decided that that was something we needed in our companionship, so I suggested the idea that we do a companionship fast. We did, and I saw a lot of changes in my companion, but also in myself. I stopped getting frustrated and angry so easily and I have made an effort to understand him a bit better. Things aren’t perfect yet, but we are improving a lot and we are getting to be better friends. Anyway, the zone meeting actually came out pretty well. We talked about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how we can become a living letter of Christ (2 Cor. 3:3). Our zone is doing awesome lately and everyone is working super hard, so we have been seeing some amazing results. We have at least 2 investigators coming to church every week now, Angel and Yasmin, but the others are still pretty hit and miss. We worked hard this week, but we didn’t have a ton of time to work in our area because of the leadership council, the zone meeting, and interviews with President Titensor. We went with Sister Titensor to do cleaning checks on all the houses, so that took a while too. This week should be a bit more normal though. I love you all lots and I hope you have a great week!

Love,

Elder Black

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