When there’s nothing to do, go to Red Granite
I woke up today at 5:30 am, slowly getting back into my work sleep schedule.
Today, I bid farewell one last time to my computer as I dropped it off at the post office. I will never see my hard work ever again, but the time I spent using the computer and the time I spent building it was phenomenal.
I played the organ at the Neenah LDS chapel for about 1 hour, rehearsing for tomorrow’s sacrament meeting. I’ve chosen to do a few patriotic songs for the opening and closing hymns. I haven’t decided a sacrament hymn yet though.
Today, a nice sized group of YSAs went to Redgranite to have some fun in the water. We went mainly for the water, but somehow a few people got together some food and we turned it into a picnic as well. Jeremiah brought a grill, meat, and beverages, and Josh (who is general manager for Cousin’s Subs in Green Bay) brought day-old subs and cookies for our eating pleasure.
At 6pm, I met with the sister missionaires for a brief lesson. We met at a park nearby, to make sure we were keeping the mission rules. They shared a beautiful lesson about sheep and how they are similar to humans. Sheep can be really smart, they know how many baby sheep they have and know instantly when one is gone, but sheep can also be really stupid when they are supposed to go through a wide open gate but fail to do so because they are going in ever direction but the gate (sheep sounds like me, huh?). We then read from St. John, chapter 21:
15 ¶So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Humans are like sheep and the food we are supposed to feed to the sheep is the gospel of Jesus Christ. The missionaries then shared part of a talk from LDS General Conference by Elder S. Gifford Nielsen, “Hastening the Lord’s Game Plan.” If the Lord has a game plan, then so do we. Our game plan should be in accordance with the game plan of Jesus Christ. Elder Gifford said our game plan should be:
- Pray for the opportunity to show the love of Jesus Christ to somebody and then seek out that opportunity.
- Pray for the missionaries and each of their investigators by name
- Invite a friend to an activity inside or outside of your home.
After feeling like today was supposed to be Sunday and yesterday was supposed to be Friday, my brain will be aligned tomorrow when I go to church tomorrow.