hey everyone! maybe a shorter email today cuz i think i just contracted carpel tunnel syndrome about 15 minutes ago! no idea why but it is killing! haha
awesome week! darrell smith was baptized and it was an awesome service. his entire conversion has been an absolute miracle. what a blessing! Heavenly Father has been so good to us and I will talk a little about why later in the letter. but this past week at church I had an incredible experience! I had the awesome opportunity to, all in the same day, bless Henry (Hannah's 4 year old son) in sacrament meeting, confirm darrell and give him the Holy Ghost, and also stand in on Jontae Young's ordination to the Melchizedek Priesthood. Once in a lifetime experience. These converts are doing so well and they are each incredible for their own reasons. WOW!!
|Elder Pena, Elder Williams, Darrell and Parker|
Our Heavenly Father works according to our faith. We best show our faith by our actions. early in my mission, i displayed enough faith when we door knocked for long periods of time. so I was blessed with investigators. now, that isnt gonna cut it. when we do that, we find receptive people, but we have found so many new investigators lately by talking to EVERYONE we meet. we dont have much time to find because we teach a lot here, so in between appointments, we see someone taking out their trash or standing by their car, we get over their quick and talk to them. This is showing more faith than door knocking right now because we could say, "well we need to leave for our appointment, and they look busy lets just go." but when we talk to them, miracles happen. we found so many awesome people this week who came to church all because we had a little more faith. i encourage each of you, if you want to see God's hand in your life, move to a place you have never ventured before. Do something different. work harder, pray more focused prayers, seek more diligently, and you will receive. belief is a choice, and our belief becomes our reality. make the conscious choice to believe God answers prayers and then work accordingly and you will see what you have been waiting for and promised. There is a reason the scriptures say to EXERCISE faith. it is to be used, not spoken of or had passively.