Elder Low's report:
This week I read a lot in 1 Nephi. Particularly chapter 8 caught my attention this week which talks about Lehi's vision of the tree of life. I love this chapter as it explains very clearly the Lord's goals for us in this life, points out key this that can cause us to lose sight of these goals, and the things that with help us overcome them.
30 But, to be short in writing, behold, he saw other multitudes pressing forward; and they came and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press their way forward, continually holding fast to the rod of iron, until they came forth and fell down and partook of the fruit of the tree.
I think we often ourselves feel as if we are in a dark and dreary waste, but as demonstrated by the simple symbols of Lehi’s dream, as we cleave unto the word of God (the iron rod), relying upon his grace, and give no heed to anything but which we know is what we desire, his love and joy (the tree of life), we will obtain it.
This week was full of miracles. It started out bad though. We couldn't get in contact with any of our investigators, and we were trying super hard to get them to church so they could feel the spirit. With one particular investigator this was a huge focus and problem. She worked on Sundays, and she did not feel like she had the ability to give up the job that was keeping her from coming to church. The week prior we told her to pray that the Lord would help her get to church, but until Thursday we couldn't contact her. We went over that Thursday and she wasn't home but her son was. We thought this was going to be bad news... and it sort of was. He told us she wasn't there because she was at a funeral. We asked whose and he said it was the funeral of the person she took care of on Sunday....
I know as we follow the Lord he will bless those who will follow him. He will show his hand and power to those who trust and pray unto him, and will open the doors for those who search.