Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas Music and Service

Hi y'all!

It has been another great week here in Texas! On Tuesday we got a call from the mission office if Sister Atkins and I could play a flute duet at our mission conference tomorrow.  So this week we spent some timing finding another flute, finding music, and practicing. We will be playing The First Noel. It has been fun to pick up the flute again and play Christmas music.  

We were able to teach Jeanne again and teach a really good lesson about prayer with her. She is doing so great!  This week we were also able to find another family that we are going to start teaching. Trish and her two daughters used to meet with the missionaries a lot in Arizona, but after she moved and her phone number changed they lost contact. We were able to meet her because a member asked if we could help her move to a new apartment down the street. So, we spent some time one afternoon taking trips to move some boxes to the new apartment. We were able to get to know them and teach them while we were helping them move.  We are planning to meet with them this upcoming week :)

This week at Church we talked about service and how "Those who service quietly and inconspicuously are 'no less serviceable' than those who receive the world's acclaim" (Howard W. Hunter).

We read this poem that I really liked:
“Father, where shall I work today?”
And my love flowed warm and free.
Then He pointed out a tiny spot
And said, “Tend that for me.”
I answered quickly, “Oh no; not that!
Why, no one would ever see,
No matter how well my work was done;
Not that little place for me.”
And the word He spoke, it was not stern;
He answered me tenderly:
“Ah, little one, search that heart of thine.
Art thou working for them or for me?
Nazareth was a little place,
And so was Galilee.”
Best-Loved Poems of the LDS People, comp.Jack M. Lyon and others (1996), 152.

I would encourage y'all to continue to serve in small in simple ways this Christmas season and know that no matter what Heavenly Father values the service that we do for his children. 

Have a great week!

Sister Olsen 

Zone Picture

They found a baby lizard in their apartment.

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