It’s good to see that you are all having a fun time at Disney World. I bet Ella is loving being able to see all the animals and things like that. It sounds like your room is better then the last time you were there. I hope you get some good food. Got to love Disney food. It’s always the best. Have some good 50’s food while you are at it.
So this last week was awesome. We had MLC on Thursday it was amazing. I love getting fed. Spiritually of course. We learned about accountability in our responsibility. We also learned more about effective planning. We are trying to help the mission see that they all play a role in the goals we set. We have been praying and striving to hit these goals. We just need to get it done and have the faith that everything will work out.
Oh so here is the weather that we have been dealing with the past few weeks.
So dinners have been awesome. We started off the New Year with one of my favorite familys in the wards that we serve in. They were so happy that they were the first dinner of the new year. They are the family that has the golden doodle. Here is what they look like:
So we have had some break through lessons with some of our investigators this last week. Elder Heldt and I are really happy with the way they are going. We had a lesson with the investigator who is really really smart. This time we brought another member with us so that he can meet some more people in the ward. We were able to talk to him about the plan of salvation a little more. It was a good experience. He thought about some things and we are praying that he will pray and get over his fear of coming to church. He was in the military and has some issues with big groups of people. Things like that.
We had a good lesson with a lady that we have been teaching for a little while yesterday. We were able to read the first chapter of the Book of Mormon with her and she said that she felt the spirit as we read. We were happy to see that. She committed to come to church on Sunday and we are taking her on a church tour tomorrow. Very excited for that one.
We met a new family the other day. We were able to talk to the dad for like an hour or so. We talked about the Book of Mormon. He had met with missionaries in the past, but then got deployed and so he is back now and ready to meet with us again. We are excited. We talked with him out in his work shop. While he was talking with us he was working on cleaning some assault riffles. That is what he does for the military. Weapon specialist. He gave us a tour of how they all work and the differences between a gas re-load and a spring re-load. He wants to meet with us this next week. It will be good to help his family receive the restored gospel.
Since it is the New Year, our times of church have changed. So Elder Heldt and I had a hard time remembering what meeting started at what time. We were running all over the building from meeting to meeting. It was funny. We were invited to go into the primary yesterday. I love going into the Primary because the kids all think that we are super hero’s and they got nuts. They primary had been collecting spare change all last year in a big jar. They wanted to help the missionary effort by saving up the money and then giving it to the missionaries. They were happy to see us and we explained what we do with the money that we are given. It was a fun experience.
So, I need you all do to me a favor. There is a board game that I have fallen in love with here. It is called Settlers of Catan. You need to get that game, learn how to play it, so that whenever I get home, we can all play it. Okay.
So I love this gospel so much. I know that its true. Its the most important thing ever. I have fallen in love with the scriptures more and more every day. I know that my Savior lives. I am so thankful for how much this gospel has blessed our family. Look at all the things that we have been given. We need to remember and be thankful for all the things that we have been given. That is something that I struggle with at times and am striving to be better at these things. I know that as we keep the commandments and do the little things each day we will always be able to feel the spirit in our lives. This is somthing that I have learned on my mission. Happiness=Spirit=acting in faith. When we act in faith and be obedient, we are blessed with the spirit, the spirit then makes us happy. I know this to be true.
P.S. Hope you like the pictures. Finally got a card reader that works.