Hey Mom and Dad,
So sorry the email is a day late! Yesterday we were so privileged to hear from Elder Ronald.A.Rasband from the Quorum of the 12! It was really really awesome since there was only like 200 of us missionaries there with him, so he walked around spoke to us, and asked and answered plenty of questions! The spirit was so strong and I was able to learn alot from what he had to say to us! He spoke alot about missionary work and how great a calling it is to serve as a full time missionary! It really is great to be able to be out here serving!
President Heid and the Mission President from the Accra West Mission was there along with the whole Area Presidency so many great talks were given and we received plenty of wonderful instruction and council from them and the spirit was so strong!
The past week has been okay though. Elder Madsen hasnt been in too good shape! We went to the hospital and had to stay at the apartment a few days. He is on the mend and doing better though! Keep him in your prayers, he's a trooper! I've been blessed with no sicknesses so far...lol!
I'd love to share a thought that Elder Rasband shared with us yesterday that I loved so much since it has been something I've really come to do and see how true it is! He said : "When we come to learn more about the Savior, we are then able to love him more." I know that this is so true! When we come to know Christ more deeply, we will love him more and it will show most importantly in our actions! We will strive to do better at keeping the commandments, our covenants, saying our prayers and reading the scriptures! Teaching someone about Christ and learning about him will change behavior quicker and more effectively than teaching and learning about Behavior. And I can testify that this is so true!
I'n the 8 months I've been out, I've come to know my Savior so much more. More about his Atonement, more about his Earthly Ministry but what I love most is the kind of person he is. All these wonderful things he done because he loved us, but most importantly he loved the Father, and he done his will! This has really helped me to like Christ says in the Book of Mormon, "Offer unto him a broken heart and a contrite Spirit". To sacrifice what I want to what the Lord wants! And I couldn't be any more happier!!! I know this is a promise that we will receive...peace, joy and happiness!
I'm looking forward to this upcoming week though. We currently are in week 5 of transfer and have 2 more weeks left. So we will see what happens then! We have alot of teaching and catching up to do with alot of people though, so it will surely be a busy week indeed! Nothing we cannot handle though!
Thanks for everything you do though Mom and Dad! Words cant express how much I love you both! I hope you's have an awesome week! Love you's!