On Tuesday we had to go to Laramie for a trainers meeting, and get our car to the shop. So we go up at 5:30 so we could make it to Riverton early enough to drop our car off at the shop. Then I had to drive to Laramie in a different car with another set of elders. The drive to Laramie is about 3 and a half hours. Elder O’Driscoll had an interview with president at 11, then we didn’t get out of our meeting until 4. Then we had to take the long way home up through Casper to get some stuff. We didn’t get home until 10:30, I almost drove 700 miles that day.
Then on Wednesday we had to take our car back to the shop because on the way to district meeting our check engine light came on. So we spent most of the day without a car, so we had to get rides everywhere. And most of our appointments were out-of-town, then our rider forgot about us and left us in the middle of nowhere for a half hour. But we were able to see an inactive member that I have never meet before, and had a good lesson with her about how God will never forget you and He is always there to help. As we were meeting with Sister Hartwell this week she got a call from her daughter (who lives in Riverton) that her grandson was being life flighted to Salt Lake. So we were able to help comfort her.
On Saturday morning we went up to the mountains with Brother Gibson to cut wood, and it was a lot of fun. I staked the trailer, which I have gotten really good at, and Elder O’Driscoll brought me the wood. Then we had to be careful going down the mountain, because if we didn’t let the truck stop for a minute and cool the brakes would catch on fire.
“Justice requires immediate perfection or a punishment when we fall short. Because Jesus took that punishment, he can offer us the chance for ultimate perfection (see matthew 5:48, 3 nephi 12:48) and help us reach that goal. He can forgive what justice never could, and He can turn to us now with his own set of requirements (see 3 nephi 28:35).”
I have been sharing this, this past week because it’s a good explanation of why we have commandments, and why we do the things we do.