On of our members is going through a LOT of depression things these last 2 weeks. She is at an all-time low and won't talk to anyone in the branch but us. She feels sooooo guilty for some things she has done. When she isn't with us, she literally just sits in her apartment, or goes on long walks by herself. So our Branch President has advised us to take her out with us as much as we can. We had her study with us once this last week and it was REALLY good, she doesn't feel worthy to study on her own. She is always out on teamups with us, sometimes she doesn't say a lot, but at least she's feeling the spirit and hopefully it will break through the walls that she has. So she's with us a LOT of times. We do our best to help her see the hope and light that is in her future if she keeps trying. We love her so much, the branch does too and it BREAKS their hearts that nothing they say or do is helping.
Last night at branch prayer, she was at the prayer with us and as soon as Luke was done praying, she booked it out of the church. I was then asked to say another prayer just for her because the branch is so worried and so we again knelt in prayer and I offered up the desires of the hearts of all of us. Asking for her protection, and guidance in OUR hearts of ANYTHING we can do to help her see the light of the atonement and praying that any small glimpses can get to her heart of how much she is loved. After I was done praying, there was not a dry eye in the room and everyone said how powerful it was. One of our members had gotten a prompting during the prayer to call someone that might be able to help her, and it was just super powerful. Sometimes I forget that we can have the spirit in SUCH abundance and I am SO grateful to be that tool in my Father in Heaven's hands to help comfort and bring the spirit into the lives of those around me.
This particular member is with us almost always! She isn't herself around anyone but us. She's here at the library with us now and will be for the rest of the day. I'm grateful that she feels comfortable with us, and that we are here to help her. I love her TONS!!! And I know that the power of the atonement can reach her if she just keeps trying.
I love you all! Thank you for being my rock and my support! We are doing very well! Just enduring the little and big things that come our way.
Our Savior is literally our older brother. How GRATEFUL I am to have such amazing earthly bothers as well to compare to Him in my own life. I am so grateful for His atonement for I have seen it work wonders in the lives of me and others around me. He was our brother up in heaven who would help us put the lamp back together after we broke it, He was the one that braided our hair and helped us with our homework. I love Him so much! Keep seeking after His light and using His atonement as the KEY to your happiness.
This talk has been amazing in my life this last week! Dust, and Mads and everyone else please read it <3