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!
Monday, November 9, 2015
It Snowed!! / Last Week In Green River
I am super sorry I forgot to charge my iPad last
night so now I have to use the computer and I am still a horrible
typer... I am super exited and pretty bummed that everything is changing
with me being transferred and all. I have grown to love a lot of people out
here and it will be pretty hard to say goodbye to everyone today and tonight. I
do know that I am in the Lord’s hand and that I will be able to learn and
grow from this big change. I am exited to see where I am going and who my new
companion will be, but I have to wait until tomorrow... About leaving this area,
I am going to try to take the advice of Doctor Seuss, "Don't cry because it’s
over, smile because it happened."
Here is a really cool miracle that happened this
We were leaving a less active guy’s house Wednesday and I had an impression to leave him something to read. We have been working with him, fasting for him and praying for him and he was making some progress with
his drinking, but he didn't have a whole lot of a desire to find out if the
Church was true. He had been born into it, was super less active and he didn't
think it really mattered what denomination one was in. He didn't see the
difference. So we had already left his house, said goodbye and everything, and I
got an impression to go back and have him read Joseph Smith History hoping that
it would help him understand. I left him my scriptures and I didn't think too
much more of it; I just really hoped he would actually read it. Jumping
foreword to Thursday night, he called and I
got a pretty intense impression to answer because I knew he was counting on us.
I went to the other room and answered the phone. There was a moment of quiet
and he said something like, "I was reading that book you left me and I
just want to thank you." I said, "what do you mean?" He said,
"I understand the difference in the denominations and I know why it is so
important." I felt awe and wonder rush over me as I realized that he had
received a confirmation from the spirit that what he read was true. We talked
some more and he said, "and if you don't mind I think I am going to read a
few more chapters out of this book." I said, “You can read as much
as you want!" He knew it was true and all the prayers, all the fasting and
all the love shown really made a difference. He had experienced that mighty
change of heart!! It was so amazing to see him change like that! He is someone
who has seen and been through a TON and we love and care about him so
much. With that experience, the words rang true to me that "People don't
care about how much you know until they know how much you care."
I will take a lot of videos and give you as much
information on my new area, companion and district next Monday. I love you guys
so much. Being away has helped me see how flipping awesome you guys are. MY
FAMILY ROCKS!!!!!! I don't know what I did before this life to deserve to be
with all of you, but I am so very grateful for this blessing from my Heavenly Father.
I love you guys to heaven.