Sunday, October 2, 2016

Maybe We Should Put Up a Guardrail- September 26th

Well hello there!
I have heard it said that you can't get into heaven on a father bed... but I sure hope you can get there on a bike because that's what we're sportin' for the rest of the transfer ladies and gents! Believe it or not that is the truth so clear the roads because North Mesa is all ours!--- we actually got a call from the AP's this week and there was an elder who injured his back pretty badly and needs a car... so since my companion loves to bike and our area is small... they put us on bike!
This week was so CRAZY... but so amazing!
We have some absolutely GOLDEN contacts and God has blessed us for sure!
Donovan is one of them! He pretty much found us and wants to be baptized. He has such a neat background being from St.Lucia and has literally escaped death several times. He knew the church was true from the moment he heard it and will be baptized soon despite numerous friends telling him otherwise! God is so good!
I heard a story once about a town that was made at the bottom of a mountain.
Above the town on the mountainside was a dangerous road with no protection so when the weather would get bad or the drivers were careless they would plummet to the valley where the town was located. The town in the valley had become quite skilled at caring for the careless drivers. They had state of the art ambulances, the most amazing hospitals, and also skilled mechanics to fix all the problems caused by the dangerous road. One day the town began to realize how much i.e. And money it was costing them to clean up the wreckage from the crashes and a wise man spoke up and said "why don't we just put in a guardrail?"

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
The commandments of God are the guardrail and prevention that we need to keep ourselves from the dangers of sin. It is so much better to prepare and prevent than to repair and repent! This weekend we will be able to hear some new "guardrails" from our Heavenly Father as we watch General Conference. As we listen closely and follow the counsel from prophets and apostles we will be able to save ourselves from spiritual ruin and prevent a lot of pain! God is so good to provide us with this tool! We should try and take advantage of it as much as we can!
President Hinkley's thoughts on PRAYER 
(Teachings of the Presidents- Gordon B. Hinkley- CH 6: How Mighty a Thing Is Prayer)

"Never forget who you are. You are in very deed a child of God.
He is your Eternal Father. He loves you. 
You can go to Him in prayer. He has invited you to do so.
What a wonderful thing this is. 
He is the Greatest of All. He is the Creator and Governor of the universe.
And yet He will listen to your prayer!

We can draw nearer to the Lord in our prayers.
I can never fully understand how the Great God of the Universe, the Almighty, invites us as His children to speak with Him individually. 
How precious an opportunity is this. How wonderful that it actually happens. 
I testify that our prayers, offered in humility and sincerity, are heard and answered.
It is a miraculous thing, but it is real.

Never assume that you can make it alone. You need the help of the Lord. 
Never hesitate to get on your knees in some private place and speak with Him. 
What a marvelous and wonderful thing is prayer. Think of it. 
We can actually speak with our Father in Heaven. 
He will hear and respond, but we need to listen to that response. 
Nothing is too serious and nothing too unimportant to share with Him."
That's what I have for this week!
Enjoy General Conference this weekend!
Invite a friend to watch it with you and write down everything the Spirit teaches you!
Sister Zimmerman


1.) Stalker picture of Donovan our Investigator from St. Lucia island who is totally golden. He used to be a Rastafarian and then a 7th Day Adventist and soon he will be a Mormon. If you don't know what a "Rasta" is then look it up because I didn't know either ;)

2.) Our Zone Conference picture (Desert Peaks Zone, which is my zone, and Saguaro Zone) it's a Where's sister Zimmerman seek and find so see if you can find me!

3.) Companion selfie of the week!

4.) John Malta got baptized. I taught him in my last area and he made so much progress and then got sick and became uninterested. He finally came to himself and realized that he knows the gospel is true... and what a great realization that is!

5.) Becky Chalke got baptized this week! I taught her here and then transferred her to Tempe where she lived. She got baptized on Wednesday and then came to John's baptism to see me! I was so happy to see her!

6.) Arleth got baptized this week! She is a sweet 11 year old girl who knows the gospel is true! What a great week filled with baptisms.

7.) These sisters be bikin'!

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