Hey everyone! another great week in wyoming! dont have a ton of time, so it may be short!
elder williams (my new comp) is great. he is from elko, nevada and has been out 16 months. the zone is looking really good with a lot of new baptismal dates and some baptisms!
|Parker and his new comp. Elder Williams with Darrell, Dannell,|
and a new investigator who walked into one of their lessons
and said he wants to get baptized!!!
One thought from this week comes from Jacob 6:6. We have many investigators who are just stuck and it has been really difficult to teach them. The gospel of Jesus Christ is so true. when people have REAL faith, they repent. when people really repent, they get baptized, and then they receive the matchless gift of the Holy Ghost. we are trying to help people to repent. we have been very bold in asking people to repent of their mistakes. to repent is to change our thoughts, behaviors and attitudes that are not in harmony with God's will. isn't that beautiful? it really is that simple. and if we don't want to repent, then we will die just as Jacob 6:6 says. and what for? will we die spiritually because we would rather listen to inappropriate music than conform to God's will and have the Spirit with us? will we die spiritually because we would rather be rude to others than be loving and patient? will we die spiritually because we wont forgive, either others or ourselves, and allow the Atonement to play a role in our life? What is there to want out of life if not to have a happy family, to be close to God, to have peace and eternal life in the hereafter? there is nothing else. All else dies with our bodies at the end of our earthly lives. Again, not to say we cannot have hobbies or recreation in our lives, but if our hobbies or recreation drive the Spirit of the Lord away, then we need not do those things any longer. When we live the commandments, our lives become filled with peace, joy and consolation and life becomes an upward spiral where we increase in happiness, prosperity, and our ability to be a blessing in the lives of others.
hope you have a great week!