Hey Mom and Dad,
Well it certainly doesnt feel like it but I guess I'm now 20 years old. When did that happen haha. Time sure has flown! Nonetheless I was super spoilt on Friday by one of our lovely members. All of the missionaries in our district were invited over in the evening and Sister Howard prepared a massive feed for us all, and to end it she even bought a chocolate cake! So much love and hospitality, it felt like I was at home! It was a great day though.
During the week Elder Kallon and I have started teaching this family which is exciting! They were a referral from a less active member we have been re-activating, and so far things have been going sweet! We first started off teaching the lady Yahanna, then we met the husband and started teaching them together. It was really wonderful teaching them about the Restoration of the Gospel, the Priesthood, and the doctrine of Eternal families. On Sunday we had Stake Conference and the Husband Emmanuel, kept his commitment and attended with us.
Hopefully by the end of this week we have 3 people preparing for baptism! Alot of missionaries always assume that this area is difficult because of the status of the people, but one thing I know is that anywhere you go, there are people for you to plant seeds, or people the Lord has prepared for you. It really is just up to you to magnify your calling and act in faith and see where the Lord takes you!
This week I've really just been trying to do my best to open my mouth and be talking with EVERYONE haha. I love so much this scripture in Romans 1:16 "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God unto Salvation to all that believe." As I've kept that in my mind it has just continually driven me to look for opportunities to serve others, and then share with them what we know to be true, and what is true.
I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the way. Christ's Atonement made it all possible and as we follow him and keep the commandments our garments can be spotless at that last day. The enabling, sanctifying and healing powers of the Atonement are real, and words cannot describe their greatness. It is truly wonderful to see them in effect of those we teach and in my own life as I strive to be better every day.
Thanks for the birthday wishes, and to Mom for the cake...that I saw pictures off lol. Next year I guess I'll be home to celebrate hey!? Hope you's have a wonderful week though. Love yous!
P.S. Here are some pics, Lol one of our members, John...Dude love Golf and New Zealand hahaha,
Took our my old Ward mission Leader and his bros to get Pizza during the week. His birthday was on the 26th of October.
Pics from Sis Howards on My birthday...
We roasted another pig today, thats why we cafed a bit late.
Being a hipster on the train tracks..I dunno lol