I've had quite an edifying week this week.
The beginning of the week 6 is always at presidents house. All of the missionaries come in for presidents p day. For me, this meant playing basketball for a few hours. Elder Wade is giving me some pretty good tips so you better watch out.
Monday evening, tuesday, and a part of Wednesday were spent discerning the transfers that needed to take place. It is so amazing to be behind the scenes and watch as Gods hand directs the missionaries. For many, i will never know the reasons why they were transferred (and it's their personally responsibility to figure it out) but I will always be grateful for the testimony that I have of he reality of God's love and care for us.
We visited the family of Cello and Mona, who are friends of the Zinn's. They really love the missionaries and church and they will definitely be baptized.
My birthday went really well. I'm really grateful for my companions who made it a special day. I love being able to spend my birthday serving others.
One thing that I learned this week comes from the sacrament prayer:
O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it, that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him and keep his commandments which he has given them; that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.
These two bolded words, "are willing," comprise one French word and define a part of God's character. If these words were taken out and the prayer was read that way, all hope would be lost, because the ordinance would require immediate and unfailing perfection. However, because His grace is sufficient, we can be perfected little by little. God does not require us to be perfect, but he does require that we be willing and striving to attain perfection.