Like Moses we are all trying to hold up our own “Rod[s] of God” . . .

Dear Family and Friends,
This past week has gone by so quickly! I can’t believe that it is already June  – again!
But here is the day by day:
Tuesday, May 31st: Was pretty normal. We had
Was pretty normal. We had studies in the morning, and then we were out the door contacting until we had a lesson with Tom that went very well, he is getting way excited for his date on the 25th of June. Then, we went to go visit Ellie, who hurt her arm this last week, to see how she was doing. After that, we had a quick dinner with a member before we had our English Group.
Wednesday, June 1st: We were blessed with the opportunity to
We were blessed with the opportunity to give a member a blessing in the morning for a test they had, and then we went out and contacted in the parks for a couple hours until we had lunch. After lunch, we did our studies because we had been out all morning. To end the night we contacted home.
Thursday, June 2nd: We had district meeting first thing in the morning. Then we had a wonderful lunch with the Bowens and some of the YSA. Afterwards, we contacted for a bit until we worked on the referral system. Then we ran to sports night, and to end the night we did a dinner with a Recent Convert who was celebrating her first full year as a member of the Church!
We had district meeting first thing in the morning. Then we had a wonderful lunch with the Bowens and some of the YSA. Afterwards, we contacted for a bit until we worked on the referral system. Then we ran to sports night and to end the night we did a dinner with a recent convert who was celebrating her first full year as a member of the Church!
Friday, June 3rd:
A normal morning of studies, followed by lunch. Then we had a lesson with Tom and a member that went splendidly. Then we contacted until we had a lesson with a member, followed by a quick visit to Ellie to see if we could do anything to help her out.
Saturday, June 4th:
In the morning we studied for a bit, and then we went and helped the other Elders pack up their apartment because they are moving out of it here in the next little bit. Then we got lunch with an investigator, followed by another lesson with Tom, contacting, and finally dinner and a lesson with Ellie.
Sunday, June 5th:
We had the first Czech Stake Conference ever, which was pretty amazing! After that, we had another lesson with Tom and a member, that went splendidly. We could tell the message touched him and the testimony the member shared about their own conversion story sealed the deal. After that, we went and took sacrament to Ellie. And then we went tracting where we meet some great guys who we had a wonderful conversation with.
Today, June 6th:
Nothing much yet just cleaning and shopping, but we will be going to Family Home Evening with the Bowens later, which is guaranteed to be fantastic.
This spiritual thought might be a repeat, and if it is I apologize. But  it is in Exodus 17. Here you go:

 8 ¶Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

 9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.

 10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

 11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.

 12 But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

 13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

Like Moses we are all trying to hold up our own “Rod[s] of God”, maybe it is missionary work, school, providing for/raising a family, the list goes on, and we feel we must do it on our own. This however, is untrue. There are people, family and friends, around each of us that can help us, like Aaron and Hur. Simply, we must only accept this help. On the other end of the spectrum, let us also open our eyes to see those around us whose hands are growing heavy, that we may, without request, reach out and help them steady their hands. I know that as we give gratitude for those who support us and support those in need of help, we feel the true love of Christ in our lives, for in all of this lies charity. Most importantly, I know we must never hold that rod alone. We will always have our best friend there by our side. I know that he will never forsake us. In his name, amen.
Have a great week!
Happy Days,
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