LEFT TO RIGHT, Elder Costa e Silva, Elder High and Me
This is what we do as Secretaries. We get to the office by 8:30 am and have our personal and companion studies in the office. Then we work until lunch time. After lunch we resume our work, whether it be at the office, airport, bus station, etc. We run around all parts of the city in taxis.
We dropped off some sisters at the airport this week. We said goodbye to Sister Snow who finished her mission and went back home to Wisconsin. It was kind of strange sending her home after being in the same district as her for 5 transfers.
´´Each new calling is an opportunity to serve and grow and should be approached humbly and prayerfully. Calls to serve in the Church are given by priesthood leaders after they have sought inspiration from the Lord. “You are called of God,” explained President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency. “The Lord knows you. He knows whom He would have serve in every position in His Church. He chose you.”
´´The Lord will help us in our callings, especially when we feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities. When we pray to Heavenly Father for guidance, He will direct us through inspiration and will bless us to serve well. The Lord helps those who serve Him and will add His power to their efforts (see D&C 84:88). As President Thomas S. Monson promised, “When we are on the Lord’s errand, we are entitled to the Lord’s help. Remember that whom the Lord calls, the Lord qualifies.”
I love the promise of our dear Prophet Thomas S. Monson. I trust that God and Christ keep their promises and will help us accomplish what we are call to do.
I am understanding how a call to serve gives us the opportunity to help others and to develop and share our talents and spiritual gifts. We are ´´repaid´´ for our service by blessings from the Lord. D&C 84:88 talks about how when we are helping do the Lord’s work, we can pray for and receive His help. That is a promise! I know that serving others brings blessing and joy. That is what i hope to accomplish during my time as Secretary.
Have a great week and happy summer break to everyone!
Beautiful view of Salvador
Elder and Sister Briggs bought us pizza! and breakfast the next day
My companion the financial secretary, Eder Costa e Silva
My new place of "work" haha
I couldn't help but to share with you what we are eating for lunch. I have been in the office working all day and now we are finally eating lunch.