Holy cow! Sounds like life back in Deseret is pretty
awesome! That's awesome to hear about Makayla's baptism and everything.
I sent her a letter that I think she'll like :) Thanks for the
Absentee ballot form! I'll get that done soon. Yeah I've tried putting
batteries in the camera but they always die really fast and when it does
turn on sometimes randonly it says there is full battery. I think it
might drain the batteries pretty fast though because of how big of
pictures it takes so I will downsize it once I get new batteries.
this week has been really good! My core experience with God this week, I
would say, was on exchanges with Elder Menzie, one of the assistants to
the president. We had scheduled to go see a less active member and
teach the restoration that night. We got there and were greeted warmly.
We got a little more
aquainted with each other and then started to listen to the spirit and
ask inspired questions. It soon became evident that the restoration
wasn't going to be the most effective lesson to teach. I knew we should
not begin teaching the restoration and instead teach the gospel of Jesus
Christ. Just then, his neighbor rang the doorbell to drop off some
little pizza things which was perfect because Elder Menzie and I were
able to quickly talk to each other and found that both of us had been
prompted to teach the same thing. The whole lesson was just so thick and
so strong with the spirit. I bet you could have probably even smelled
the Holy Ghost! The miracle is just that this man had the chance to
really feel the spirit and hear God speaking to him again. He knew
exactly what was to be done and had the desire to do it. I'm thankful
for that opportunity.
I grew from the Zone Leader Training in an
interesting way. The night before the
training I acknowledged once again to myself that I really don't know
very much. I'm still a young missionary. How can I be the one teaching
an entire zone of missionaries?? I then realized first of all that I am
there to be learning from the missionaries that I will be teaching.
Interesting how that works but it does. More than that, myself and the
rest of them should be learning from the Holy Ghost. That's the real
teacher in the situation. I've had the knowledge before that this should
be the case, but this time, the spirit really helped me understand how I
can step out of the way and let Him do all the teaching. I'm also very
thankful for that revelation. I am a true believer of personal
My email is one day late again because we just had
transfers. I'm still in the same area, but in the Zone 6 missionaries
got transferred. That's half the zone! It should be fun getting stuff
done but I think it will be good. 2 areas
got shotgunned. (where both elders get transferred and two new ones
come in). They will be training in their new areas too. Bright future
for the Mortdale Zone!
Its been great to hear your testimonies
and experiences. It is always great to hear about what kind of stuff is
going on with all my loved ones back home. Heavenly Father is really
blessing you guys. That is very comforting to me.
Anyway, we are going to try to go to costco today and get some american cheese! :)
Til next week! Love you!