Cardston Temple November 22 2014

Cardston Temple November 22 2014

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Week 3 - Springville - Rain!! and first baptism

Hi Mom! Well the Rules of Facebook are that I can have you as a friend, I just can't message you on Facebook. Only people I am trying to share a message with. My health is very surprisingly good! We walk in freezing cold weather, in rain, in snow. We go into homes where people are sick and we give blessings. I know that it is the Lord protecting me! There have been lots of opportunities to be sick. lol I am sore from walking and working out, doing pushups and situps but it is all good! I told Dad to tell you cause I forgot to mention it, but I did get all the Christmas packages. Both of yours, Nanny's, and Kassy's. Walking is all great! It keeps me from getting fat and it humbles me! haha It is great though. Sounds like a great farewell! Poor Janae, She has such a good spirit though! She will be a great missionary! That is great for Nate! Congrats to him! tell him he's got to keep working if he is going to reach his full potential! We had a pretty warm week, but now it is raining quite hard. It kinda sucks but oh well! that's the weird weather here! Make sure to help those Elders out by inviting some people over for a family home evening! Or just drop by, Fellowshipping is the most important thing in missionary work. Well things have been great and I am really enjoying it here! I love ya tons Mom! have a great week! Oh! and here's a joke from my joke calendar! Where did Noah keep the Bees? the Ark Hives! hahaha

Things here in Springville are awesome!!! So after I sent my email last week I went and got a haircut! It was great to have my haircut! except that I am pretty sure the razor was broke cause I had some good scratches on my neck! haha so my collar would slide along them and would just sting! Oh well it only lasted for two days and I was back to being happy I got a haircut. We then ate some KFC at someone's house and it was good!

On Tuesday we were able to fix up my Facebook account so now I can share messages on Facebook! Hopefully they uplift all that read them! We went around contacting people and had quite a bit of success! The Lord was on a roll! haha We had dinner at someone's house and they fed us sooo much!!! haha it was a full out meal! but it was sooooo good and we appreciated it so much. Except for the part where I nearly choked to death on a bun :P haha I played it pretty cool though so it wasn't a huge deal :)

So on Wednesday we went out to find some people to teach with no luck. Then we had some lessons that were quite emotional (I didn't cry or nothing so no need to make fun of me, I told those tears to "Get back in there" [Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs]). I know I'm pretty lame and nerdy. We heard some people's stories and tried to teach accordingly and the spirit was so strong in all of the lessons that night. I know that it is through the spirit that true conversion happens.

The dinner that night we were picked up and driven to the dinner in a police car. Pretty cool I have to admit. Not somewhere I'd want to be again but hey it was a sweet ride. We had burgers and it was great.

Thursday night we went on splits. I went with Bro. Welch. He is the coolest! We went to visit someone but they weren't home, so instead we stopped by a Less Active's home. The lesson we gave them was perfect for them and now we are going to help them get back to church. I know the Lord works in mysterious ways at times. I know he cancelled our one appointment to meet with this other family.

On Friday we had a Zone Training Meeting. I learned so much and there is so much I can work on. I got to teach a little about how we must have faith in others for them to have faith in themselves. Faith is key. We had dinner at a very nice families house with a very big dog! haha The food was amazing and I was able to share a message with them and I showed them the Mormon Message "The Will of God". After they told me they showed their daughter this before her leg was amputated. She was the sweetest girl and she had so much happiness. What an example she was for me and for others. We then met with a guy who was having some troubles and was quite depressed. So he prayed who should give him a blessing, and half way through his prayer you could just tell he got his answer. He said it was me. So we gave him a blessing and told him that we are there for him. It was actually quite spiritual and amazing. We then went to this persons house and because of the spirit Elder Allen brought to him we were invited into his house and taught his family about the Book of Mormon. I know that we don't know what people need to hear, but that the Spirit knows exactly what they need to hear.

Saturday was a very special day. We were able to attend the baptism of Anika! She was so excited and happy to be baptized! It was the first baptism that I helped teach some lessons to get them to that point and it was so rewarding! It was her special day and it was just so spiritual and brought so much joy to everyone. We ate at a house who has a girl were teaching named M. She is awesome! She knows that the Book of Mormon is true and that the Church is true! She is just waiting on an answer of whether she should be baptized or not. She even bore an awesome testimony last week! So like we do we gave her a path that she could take to know if it was true. It was awesome! That night we got back home completely soaked! It was raining in the middle of winter! Not the usual in Canada. haha

So on Sunday we had a lot of meetings, was able to say a talk, and had the opportunity to see a new bishop be called in. I have so much respect for the time and effort the people of the Church give, especially the leaders. I was able to talk in Sacrament meeting in another ward about temples. I know that we need to live in a way that whenever we want to attend the temple, there will be nothing holding us back. I know if we make the sacrifice to go to the temple and do the work we will be blessed eternally. Make the sacrifice and go. We receive answers and inspiration and revelation when we attend the temples. Attend the Temples frequently, both youth and parents.

In total we gave 5 blessings this week. They were all so spiritual. I know that my Redeemer lives and loves me. I know that it is through loving him that we follow his commandments and do the things we are asked to do. I know that Joseph Smith restored this Gospel and through it, we can live with our Father in Heaven again. Please go on and go to Mormon Messages and look up The Will of God. It is a great clip and teaches us a lot.

soaking wet!

walking in the rain

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