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

Sunday, July 26, 2015

So the Book of Mormon changes lives spiritually and physically!

   Well this week has been Crazy Awesome! One of the best things that happened this week was our landlords who are from Guatemala made us homemade Tacos on Thursday when we got home and they where amazing! The best Mexican food I have had since I came to Canada!  

Tacos made with love by the Rosales 
      We have also been meeting with one of our investigators named Gus who is very awesome and loves what we teach him and comes to church every week but has a problem with smoking that he can't seem to quit. He has been improving and is so close to quitting. He is so solid; he loves reading the Book of Mormon and coming to church. He volunteers at all the ward activities. So he practically is already a member just needs to work on his smoking and get baptized. We have been able to meet with him and to just continue to encourage and uplift him because he is so close to getting baptized and he wants to really bad so we have also been really focusing on thinking of ways that we could help him quit smoking.
       One of the more interesting lessons that we had this week was with a guy named Yaroon, he is Fijian and is also Muslim. He wants to learn about Christianity but is pretty stuck on what the Koran says and what he thinks the Bible says about Christ not dying on the cross and prophesying about another prophet and that prophet was Mohammed. So it is kind of hard to teach him because he is pretty stuck on the Koran and is not really willing to try to find out if what we are teaching him is true. So it was a bit frustrating but I never thought converting a Muslim would be easy.
      We were able to see Sonny this week and he is doing great! He has been reading the Book of Mormon a ton the last few weeks and it has really changed him. He has been progressing slowly but he has come a long way since we first started to meet with him and his life is going a lot better too. He finally found a job after months of looking for one too. So the Book of Mormon changes lives spiritually and physically!
      We where also able to get Valentino out to church yesterday and he loved it! He was crying during one of the talks and really enjoyed it. He felt the spirit so strong and he wants to come back so that’s pretty awesome and we are going to try to help him to work towards a baptismal date pretty soon.
      This week has been really hot, well not compared to Mesquite, but the humidity makes it worse. It has been a really rewarding week, we were able to see a lot of our investigators and to help a lot of them with things that they where struggling with and to help them progress.

 Love Elder Slack

"In Surrey blackberry bushes grow wild every where so we pick a lot of them while we are walking around"
One last thing, so a week ago I went to get a hair cut and this is what I got! A hipster hair cut. I am not proud of it but we are all given challenges in life
So this is a Kinder Egg (see above). They only have them in Canada and its a hollow Chocolate egg with a toy inside (see below)

...apparently they buy a lot of Kinder eggs ;)
In response to the previous photo descriptions the following email came from Jacob (serving in the Mexico Cancun Mission):

Jacob Mikkelsen

Jul 20 (6 days ago)
to WilliammeHenryTimNathanKristaClayJaceTHEFREERUNINGN.
Just sticking up for Mexico but we have them here too!!!! haha

Gotta love Jacob ;)

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