so transfers happened. elder pena is being moved down to sturgis for the last month and a half of his mission :( because there is a new mission president coming in less than two weeks, they want to make sure the leadership of the mission is all young missionaries that will be able to work with the new president for a long time. so there were 5 new zone leaders called this transfer and i will be training one of them. his name is elder williams and he will be here tomorrow. itll be exciting!
another great week here in wyoming. this ward is wonderful and so is this work. hannah is doing really well and so is jontae. two huge miracles and blessings. i love them both very much! Darrell and Dannell (two of our investigators we found a few weeks back. darrell is about 60 and dannell is his 24 year old daughter) came to church. It was darrell's second time and dannells first. dannell loves meeting with us and learning more about God. they have both been reading the Book of Mormon faithfully and yesterday at church they were asking how soon they could get baptized. what a miracle! they were already on date to be baptized on july 12th, and i think itll work our perfectly for them. also, the lesson in sunday school was on the Word of Wisdom, which neither of them had heard before, but they both loved it and are going to work hard to live it. wow!! incredible!!
im not sure if i have ever talked about dachipaw on here or not..? well the Tu (pronounced "too") family is from bhurma originally and they dont speak much english. they have a 13 year old daughter named dahchipaw who speaks really good english and is very curious about religion. they are catholic and attend mass each week. they are wonderful people. dahchipaw had a lot of questions about the plan of salvation and over the past few weeks as we have been teaching her and she has been reading the Book of Mormon, she has come to see that this is all true. she wants to be baptized! the problem is her family, although they love us, does not understand why she wants to go to a different church because they cant understand the lessons we teach haha. but we gave dahchipaw and her mother dah a church tour this week. dahchipaw told us that she feels so much closer to God since she has been meeting with us and that she feels so good about all we have taught her. isn't that awesome! the spirit was strong as we watched videos of modern day Apostles and prophets testify of Christ in the chapel of the wyoming building. hopefully her father's heart will be softened and she will be able to join the church! (by the father her father's name is Me. last name Tu. no joke haha his name is Me Tu.)
we are here on earth to become something. to become like our Father in Heaven. and in the end, we get what we want. Tell me what you think about when you don't have to think about anything, and I'll tell you what you'll become. if we want to live with Jesus Christ again, then we will become like Jesus Christ. If we want to have money, and cars, and all the worldly trappings of wealth, then we will get those things. and they will die with us. i have been thinking about that a lot lately; that is, the things that we can take with us after this life. we spend so much of our time for that which perishes in an instant. that is not to say that we don't need those things, or that they are not good things to work for, for they are necessities of life. but all you really need is to be obedient to God. you need your spouse to be obedient to God, and your children, and that is really all that matters. everything else will fall into place. Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God, for behold they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual. and if they hold out faithful to the end, they are received into heaven whereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. oh remember remember that these things are true, for the Lord God hath spoken it. Be exactly obedient. spend your time around EXACTLY obedient people. Then you can stand still, and see His hand work wonders in your life.
have a great week!