Things are on the up-and-up here in Vlore!
We had a lot of opportunities to teach this week with some new investigators we've found. We've also been doing a lot of work with less-active members. There are over 200 members here but only about 50 have been coming every week lately. I've been praying and praying about what I can say to help them come to church... what lessons I can prepare that will touch their hearts and reignite their desires to come to church. One of my favorite scriptures, Helaman 5:12 comes to mind, one that I frequently share: "...remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which you are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall." We all have problems, hardships, etc. etc. that are always going to distract us from accomplishing God's will. But as it says in this scripture, if we have a sure foundation in Jesus Christ we can overcome all challenges. I know that we will live happier lives if we keep our eyes "single to the glory of God" always. I've personally found this to be true.
Love you all! Have a great week!
|HAPPY SWEET 16 LIZZY|
|This is a joke I don't like this stuff but it's a traditional drink all of the Albanians drink. Yogurt + water + salt = gross|
|Bridge ended so got onto a boat|
|Sketchy old bridge to an island|
|A cool Roman Catholic monastery|