For two years I will be preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and serving the people in the area of the Salt Lake City East Mission! My mother has volunteered to post my letters and pictures on this blog so you can follow me. I have been preparing for my mission for 18 years by exercising faith and building a testimony of my Savior Jesus Christ and His amazing Gospel. Please email or write me if you have any questions or just want to talk!
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Elder Thomas is a Boss!
I love and miss you guys. I love all of your videos
every week!! So, things that have changed this transfer!:
"Deer and Elder Thomas"
1 My new companion is Elder Thomas and he is a
boss! We are going to kill it this transfer. We are going to try to hit the
standard of excellence twice and I know that we can do it.
2 The district is all changed up. The only two
companionships that didn't change were Elder Taylor (MTC comp) and Elder
Freebairn. I will attach a picture of the new district.
3 We have a zone leader! They are way awesome and
are going to lead this Wyoming zone to great places.
4 It is getting a bit colder.
5 I am not the greenest greenie :)
Elder Berry is happy at home with his fiancée
probably planning his wedding:) Yeah, we did do a tie exchange the last day.We each picked out a tie and then we signed the back and wrote a
Tell Mandy that I am praying for her. How did she
spill boiling water on herself?
Watching Priesthood session of General Conference with this awesome family.
I loved conference this weekend. I was able to pay
attention and watch every talk. I loved it so much. For some reason, as a
missionary, everything about conference was exciting. When I was younger, I remember
it used to drag on in what seemed like forever, but it really felt like it flew
by this weekend. I know that the words we heard are exactly what we needed to
hear and that those men really are called of God. I know that Thomas S. Monson
is the Prophet for the entire world. He and all of the apostles are called for
I am really exited for this transfer! Elder Thomas
is a great missionary and an awesome district leader. We have some stellar zone
leaders as well. This district is destined for greatness, I know it. I have
learned a lot this week about transfers and getting a new companion. We spent
most of this new week introducing Elder Thomas to our investigators! The focus
this transfer is going to be members and missionaries uniting, and so we met
with a lot of leadership as well.
This week I am still working on diligence and
charity. Diligence has been a real focus this week because we are trying hard
to find new investigators and it hasn't been easy so far. I am trying to have
diligence in every part of the work because I know that is what it is gonna
take. I am still working on charity where I choose to turn outward instead of
turning inward. "Charity never seekith selfish gratification." I want
to try to think less about myself and focus solely on my investigators.
The miracle I saw this week was the opportunity to
give a blessing to a member that needed some guidance in his life. I was able
to feel the spirit of God as he filled my mouth with the things that he needed
to hear. It was a miracle to me and it built my faith in the power of the
Priesthood. I love being a missionary.
I love you guys. Thank you for all you do for me.
"This is the first place I came when I got here to Green River, WY. We ate dinner with the Hooleys on Oklahoma Drive."