Hi Family and Friends!
Sorry for the late email! Labor day means the Libraries are closed. We did however enjoy a ward breakfast at the park.
Being a missionary is the best thing ever. I would have never thought of anything before my mission that I have the opportunity to do now. Being a minister of the Gospel has so many blessings. I am grateful for the things the Lord is teaching me. It is not easy, because it was never easy for the
Savior to do what he did.
We have been working hard this week trying to work better with the members. Our sacrament topic a few weeks ago was on missionary work. So many members and families have set dates to invite someone they come across to an activity or to take the lessons with the missionaries. So much faith is
being exercised I pray that the Lord will bless them with those opportunities. The gospel can change lives! I am grateful for a plan that was given to us. God knew that because of our fallen state, his plan would be frustrated in every way possible. However, since it is based upon eternal truths and perfectly sound, it cannot fail. The Atonement is whole. There is nobody exempt from it. Sometimes we feel that it affects everyone around us expect us.. However, we quickly realize (hopefully) and are working on it in our lives.
We met with Dick this last week and today. His heart is being softened as we meet with him. He even mentioned that today it was. We reviewed the
baptismal questions with him. He is thinking about baptism, however has a lot more to understand and learn. He wants to do the right thing.
Suzie is a new member, she is struggling. It has been a miracle that we have been able to meet with her the last 4 weeks. Her testimony was greatly
struggling, and now things have changed. Her and her son are moving soon. I am sad that they are. They are such a great family!
Exciting news, we are having Elder Wilford Andersen of the Seventy visit our mission in a few weeks. I am looking forward to that. General
Authorities visit each mission once a year, ours will be in a few weeks!
Other than that, I know the Gospel is real. I pray that we all can come closer to our Heavenly Father who loves us and has given us everything we
need in this life if we return to him and rely on him.
Thank you for all your prayers. May the Lord continue to bless your lives.
Have a great week!!!