Hey Family and Friends,
This week things have been
winding down, again. Transfers are coming up this week. We will be
getting the dodge call tonight (Monday, July 1, 2014). I am ready to
leave the Area but not the Cannock Ward. The Ward here has been really
good to me. I have many good memories made here in Cannock. But change
is all part of the work. We have been dropped by most of the people we
have been teaching this week. So we are starting again. It is fun
We had Stake Conference this week and Elder
Donaldson spoke to us. He talked about the four groups that are making
there way to the tree of life. How two groups cling to the rod one
didn't even try and one held fast to it. But Elder Donaldson explained
the difference of the two. When you cling you hold tightly to the rod.
You can hang on with one or two hands, but you are still holding the rod
but are you really? You can hold on with one hand and half a foot in
both camps. When you hold fast you hold the rod like it is the last
chocolate bar on earth and it is yours. NO ONES IS GOING TO GET IT FROM
YOU. It is the whole work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
The other thing about clinging is that you don't move, you stay put.
You are happy with the work or level you are putting in. This new
lesson has changed the way I have been looking at life. There are
definitely some days that I just cling to the rod and there are other
days that I am holding fast and progressing forward. But other than
that it has been pretty cold over here. There have been three days this
week I could see my breath and had to wear a jacket and gloves. It is
crazy! Almost July and still wearing jackets.
Hold to the Rod with all your might!
Love Elder Nielsen