Sorry, no recording this week. I will be typing today. We have had such an awesome week. Cheyenne was baptized this last Saturday. I baptized her. It was my first in in the water. She is converted to the church and is loved and watched over so well in the single's ward. She bore her testimony the week after her first lesson and made such an impact on a lot of people. She bore her testimony this Sunday, the week after her baptism, she talked about the change the gospel of Jesus Christ has had on her. That it has been a totally mind-blowing. It is truly amazing. Her mom was a less active member since she was just 6 or 7 years old. And now she is coming back to church regularly. So many cool things are happening. I am truly blessed to be here, to be part of it, and to witness it.
So again like always, a lot of cool things have happened this week; so much, I don’t even think I’ll be able to get it all recorded. We had an amazing Zone Conference this week, I got a lot of information! On our P-Day, we thought it would be fun to go to Bass Pro Shop. But going to Bass Pro Shop isn’t so fun, when you know you can’t go out and do all those sorts of things. It was a bit lame.
Anyway, I want to share an analogy I thought of about prayer. So, I’m all about Science. I remember going to the Science Museum in London as a family, and I loved it when someone would see something, get interested in it, then ask me how it works, or why. There was always so much I wanted to share with people, but instead of shoving it down their throats, I learned to wait until people asked. But I was always so excited when they finally would ask so that I could share the things that I know with them. I think that’s a bit like our Heavenly Father. He’s just waiting there and wants to share with us and bless us, and he’s just waiting for us to ask. As a missionary, our purpose is to invite people to come unto Christ, we can’t MAKE them. But when we invite it gives them the opportunity to act. Like knocking, they can answer or not.
At Zone conference a Psychologist came in, and he talked about how we often compare our worst to someone’s best. It doesn’t matter to an investigator whether your a Zone Leader, or an AP, they just know you’re a missionary, like Christ. We don’t need to aspire to leadership positions.
At Amanda’s Baptism I heard a talk, the only difference between a stumbling block or a stepping stone is how we use them. Whether we use them to elevate ourself or kick us off our feet. We need to look at our hard times, almost as a blessing. I’ve been trying to do this too. The Lord allows us to go through hard experiences to get stronger.
Weird ways I’ve changed:
I enjoy a salad without dressing (like Dad) go figure.
I have like 8 purple ties, wouldn't have been caught dead in one back in Texas.
I sang a solo in public; I Feel My Savior’s Love. That made me so nervous. It went well, I think I did alright.
We got messy sundae’s they were awesome. I ate the whole thing. We had to go to a dinner appointment after, and my stomach was hurting so bad. The Lord blessed us at that dinner with some good vegetables that made my stomach feel much better.
Garland we’re going to see today. He’s going to help us detail our mission car. He’s doing very well. Still dealing with a lot of troubles with his x-girlfriend, but I think he’s going to make it.
Cheyenne is progressing so well.
It seems like every time I don’t think I can get blessed more, I do. It is absolutely amazing out here and to see the Lord’s hand in this work, in HIS work.
I’ll send some pictures, I love you!
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