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!
Thursday, March 23, 2017
"We Are Offering A Bigger Plate"
March 20, 2017
C's baptism was awesome! None of her family was
there, but Cecilia’s whole family was! They did a musical number! Norbit is
Cecilia’s son who we take out teaching with us all the time. He does hip-hop
dancing, plays basketball, and is always super positive! The night before the
baptism was crazy because her foster daughter was having a baby. She had
the baby the night before and it was a huge tender mercy because it would have
been way stressful for C. She is going to be confirmed this next week
and they are going to have an African dinner after church.
Serving a mission is the best thing in the world! Anyone
wondering if they should serve a mission or not, should!! Consider this your
We had a really good lesson this week with a family at
InTown Suites. Something we run into a lot here is people looking at the church
just as a way to get money. Many times that struggle keeps people from hearing
or sincerely caring about the message we have to share. I think it is a part of
human nature to only see as far as the next day. The message of the Gospel of
Jesus Christ is seen as another thing on a person’s plate. What I was able to
explain in this lesson was that we aren't offering another item on their lists
of things to do, we are offering a bigger plate. We are offering a greater
ability to do hard things, to change themselves, their lives, and to accomplish
anything. We are offering people a foundation on the Rock of our Redeemer who
is Christ the Son of God. A foundation whereon if men build, they. can. not.
fall. We have many opportunities to testify as Christ did, that what they are
looking for may satisfy them for a day or a month or a year, but what we offer
will fill their needs for eternity if they will follow Christ.
The weather is feeling super good and great things are
happening here in Midvale.
"This is Birch, a member in the ward. He made me massage his foot. lol"