We had a great week in the Branch on Sunday.
John, who was baptised in November, gave the Priesthood lesson. It was a thrill to see him do that. He is preparing now to go to the temple to do baptisms.
Cheryl, an older member whose husband died last year, after a long illness, is preparing to go to the temple for her own endowment and to be sealed to her husband. We are so excited to be able to help her prepare for that.
Cazzie, after a number of years of inactivity, came to church a month ago and hasn't missed a Sunday since. This week she brought her husband with her. Both are feeling the spirit and have contributed greatly.
Another sister, Dianne, began coming last month after many years of inactivity. She also is making great changes in her life to be in harmony with the Gospel teachings.
The Sister Missionaries are teaching a good man who has been to church a number of times. Last week he committed to be baptised, and Sunday he accepted an invitation to give a prayer in Sacrament meeting. He did a find job.
Gary and Bonnie, accepted a challange to read the scriptures daily with their grandchilden and to bring them to church each week.
Small steps are so crucial in each of our lives. We are so grateful we get to be a part of helping people make these small steps. We get to witness the joy that comes into their lives.
We have been thinking about how important these steps are for each person. The question came to our minds, are we making progress in our lives. A statement we heard years ago applies,
"The Gospel Of Jesus Christ makes bad people good, and good people better."
That should be true for each one of us, through out our lives.
How are each of us doing? Are we making "Small Steps"? Is there a small step we can make today?
We love this work. We love our mission. We love seeing the "small steps" both in the people we are working with and in ourselves and our families. And we love seeing the "Large Steps" like a baptism as well. Right Tyler?
We love you all. God Bless you all.