Well there's not too much to update you on this week. I first want to give a welcome home to Elder Brad Hauck. Thanks for your example, man, and way to return with honor.
It's been another great week in Medicine Hat. Jackets were a rarity this week with some beautiful, sunny, springesque days. Tracting when it's nice outside is pretty glorious, and a nice change. Sadly, despite some good time put in knocking on lots of doors, we didn't find any new friends to teach and invite to baptism. A lot of our other appointments fell through this week, which is pretty typical in missionary life. However, we did finally get in to see this less-active couple we've been stopping by since I got here, and had a nice lesson with them. They have a goal to get to the temple and be sealed. I really hope we can keep meeting with them and help them get there.
We also had the chance to have a zone meeting on charity this week, which was a big learning opportunity for me. In preparing for it, I read a really cool statement in Preach My Gospel chapter 6 on charity. "When you are filled with charity, you obey God’s commandments and do all you can to serve others and help them receive the restored gospel." ( I highly recommend studying that section, by the way.) To me, having charity sounds like a pretty big problem solver. When we have charity, we're going to do the things we're supposed to do and we'll be a blessing to those around us. Obedience plus service equals happiness in my books. Don't get me wrong, it's a quest to develop the kind of unconditional and perfect love our Father in Heaven and Christ possess, but I know that it's worth the effort. Pray for help. Serve others. Try to understand them. It's worth it to love like God loves and see others as He sees them.
I hope you all have a beautiful week. Never forget you have a Father in Heaven who loves you more than you could know. Be good! Have fun!