Monday, March 9, 2015

this is His work

Another great week in the service of the Lord is in the books and boy what it was! We got an ice storm that put a shell on our car. No joke, it was like cracking a hard boiled egg. I was smacking the windows to get the ice to shatter so we could scrape it off. Once it cracked a lot is simply just slid off in huge ice sheets! It was totally crazy and kinda fun. Much easier to get off the car than snow. 
We also had the great opportunity to teach a family and they are new investigators! The Leapley's are so fun and definitely have a desire to follow our Savior. We look forward to meeting with them again this week! Also, Elena accepted a baptismal date for April 4th! She is a totally funny lady but is so in tune with the spirit. Sister Makayu and I are crazy excited about these developments in our area because we had seen so little for so long as we have worked here in Bettendorf. We pray that these wonderful people will progress towards baptism. What a blessing it is to teach them!
Also two weeks ago we went out to LeClaire with a couple in our ward. It's a cute small town in our ward but not in our area.  We went to this sweet restaurant right on the Mississippi called Sneaky Pete's and I got a buffalo burger! It was so delicious.
I want to just quickly include something that my friend sent me. We were in the MTC together and he is serving in Alberta, Canada. He said, "The Lord will help you, for this is His work. We are just blessed to be a part of the ride." It is so true! That advice rings true for us all as we are engaged in the work of the Lord whether it be in the temple, as a missionary, as a loyal and supportive spouse, as a parent, as a primary pianist! It is amazing how I have seen the hand of the Lord in His work. If it is something you haven't seen or picked up on, think about it and pray to recognize the Lord's hand. Greater clarity and understanding comes when we are on His errand and trust that He is in charge. WE are His work and it is an amazing blessing to be along for the ride.
Love y'all,
Sister Skaggs
P.S. It is in the 50's today and I could not be more ecstatic!

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