Hi family, I hope you didnt forget about me! Jk. This week has been good. we had a baptism! It was one of our Recent Converts brothers! It was awesome. I got to do the confirmation for him as well! It was awesome. We had a really good lesson on fasting, in church. I encourage you guys to study it hardcore. Well, I dont have much else to say. I love you guys!
Monday, July 20, 2015
Hey family! Everything is goind great! Last week was awesome! We had interviews with President Ware. He is so awesome. When I was with him I really felt the spirit. It was awesome. We talked to a lot of cool people. A lot. We are hoping that next week they become new investigators! We are hoping for a bapitsm this weekend, but it might be pushed to next weekend. But that is ok.
Thanks for the experience dad. We have opportunities like that too. Every week we help a guy out with his yard, doing yard stuff, and he is always gratefull. He just recently bought some plants that are native to Arizona. They are sucky to trim cause they got thorns. But that was cool. One thing that President Ware challenge me is to remove distractions. Sometimes out in the mission we talk about things that arent bad, but distract us from Jesus Christ and our purpose. That is one the the things to becoming a consecrated missionary: Lay everything on the altar of sacrifice. Sacrifice everything for the building up of the kingdom of God. And we just had a lesson on sacrifice yesterday. So I encourage you guys to pray and ask heavenly father what it is that you need to sacrifice, to consecrate yourself, focus on christ, and build the kingdom of God. I am constantly working on that, cause we need share this message, with purity. \
I love you guys, sorry it is a short letter, but I got nothing else to say haha. And sorry for no pictures.
Love you guys! Say hi to the family at the reunion!
Monday, July 13, 2015
Time is flying super fast right now! it is crazy! I have already been out 9 months! Our new convert is doing well, he came to church this sunday, so that was good. We had a good lesson in sacrament meeting. The guy read this childrens book and compared this story to the parable of the sower. I cant really explain it right now, but lets just say, Christ is our metaphorical woodchuck! hahaIt sounds like things are going good back home. Except for that one thing, patience. That one is a hard one. I encourage you guys to go to the preach my gospel, and read the Christlike attributes chapter. It is one of my favorites. Read the patience one and study the scriptures it gives. They are very helpful. I have learned a lot out in the mission field. Patience, and forgiveness, and a lot. But , just learn to live one day at a time. It makes everything seem easier. And another thing that has helped me is to live the Doctrine of Christ. Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Recieve the Holy Ghost, and Endure to the End. IT IS SO IMPORTANT! So keep on praying and loving eachother! It should be easier since I am not there haha.
I dont want to be the kid who goes back to my normal old self when I get home. I want to go out with the missionaries all the time and be a missionary off the field. So I can promise you guys that I will do my best, to do my duty, and serve God and my country! Also, some things that could help bring peace in the home: Limted time on electronics 2. Scripture study in the morning, try for an hour 3. Pick a specific thing you want to work on an strive your hardest to not do that thing! I dont want to sound like I am telling you what to do, but I know these will help!!!!! I love you guys! You are awesome! Just keep up the good work!