You are not alone

"You are not alone on this journey. Your Heavenly Father knows you. Even when no one else hears you, He hears you. When you rejoice in righteousness, He rejoices with you. When you are beset with trial, He grieves with you...He sees you not as the world sees you; He sees who you really are. He looks on your heart. And He loves you, because you are His Him earnestly, and you will find Him" -Pres Uchtdorf

Monday, October 27, 2014

This week has been awesome!

So I don't have a lot of time to write but this Week has been Awesome and has felt a lot easier than the first few days. Mostly we have been meeting with a lot of members to build that relationship of trust with them because apparently the missionaries of a few months ago didn't have a very good relationship with the members and offended them so we have been really  trying to build that relationship that the members have with the missionaries. It has been really great and the ward here really loves Elder Kelly and a lot of the members really like him since he has been here and so it has been really awesome in Kamloops. Except the weather has been getting really cold the last few days and I have been freezing so I am always wearing a jacket and when we go to members homes they always say how nice the weather is and I'm there freezing and thinking how cold it is and whats even worse is that they are saying that it is really warm for this time of year so that means its going to get even colder and its been like 1-3 degrees celsius and tops 5-6 and they say it usually  gets to around -10 to -20 degrees celsius so hopefully I can stay warm and not die, but overall it has been great. We have been teaching a lot of investigators and we have one with a baptismal date on the 15th of November and one other who is just about ready to set a day and then we have a few others who are progressing but not far enough to think about that yet and then we have a few who are not progressing at all. I actually got to go on splits with one of the members of the elders quorum and to teach a investigator named Jason. I was pretty nervous because I had to take the lead, but it was so awesome. We read Ether 12 with him (if your reading this and havent read Ether 12 in a while READ IT!!) It was really awesome and we talked about faith and how we don't need to have that perfect knowledge of things but that we need to have faith in Christ and he will give us that knowledge of what we want to know after the trial of our faith. He really seemed interested. We had the Zone leaders with us on Saturday and our Zone leaders are way cool! Elder Smith and Elder Kennedy - Elder Smith is from Alpine Utah and Elder Kennedy is from Holiday Utah and he has a full ride scholarship to BYU for basketball, but what's really funny about them is Elder Kennedy is 6'10" and Elder Smith is 5'9" so they are very different and look very different but they are really cool and very funny. We went out on Saturday and went and raked peoples yards to try to find new investigators with Elder Smith and the Sisters- Sister Black and Sister Ditto, but it went really good, people seemed to be more receptive to listening when we were doing yard work for them. One thing that I have found out is really Awesome is the Book of Mormon and the New Testament and Jesus the Christ. Since we have an hour study time I have had the opportunity to read all of these and I always seem to find new things that can help me and apply to what I am going through. One thing I realized and gaind a testimony of is fasting, because before, even a few days ago I did not really like to fast but after I read in Mathew about Jesus fasting and why he fasted, how he need to become closer to his Father in Heaven and he was perfect in every way and he still needed to fast to get closer to God; how important is it that we fast and how we need to get closer to God because we obviously are not perfect or even close to what Christ was then it just shows how much more important it is for us to fast and with a purpose and to do it happily. I also realized how much I took my Family for granted and how much I miss them when we watched the primary program and it was all about family and how important they are and maybe not even blood family or relatives but even friends and our church family that they are given and ordained by God to bless and help us over come trials and difficulties of life. I Know that the Book of Mormon is the Keystone of our religion and that it does testify of Christ and how important he is in our lives and how he will help us overcome anything and I have seen that since I have been out here how he does what D&C 84:85 promises us. One of my favorite quotes ( this my not be the exact quote of if its even a quote at allo) To Christ we are nothing (??) but with Christ we are everything. We can do anything if we have faith in Christ and if we build our foundation on Christ we can not be moved  ( Helaman 5:12) Well I have to go hope everything is going well.

Love Elder Slack

1 comment:

  1. Ether 12:6 is my favorite scripture and I rely on it a lot! Love reading Will's letters. His honesty, humility and love for the Gospel and our Savior is uplifting and a blessing for all of us.