hey everyone! sorry! not a lot of time! it was transfer week this week and we became mini assistants to the president and helped the real assistants out a ton! so we have been crazy busy! things have been good here!
we fasted for families and prayed to be able to find them. yesterday we received a referral for a family and we are going to receive more from some other members today! what awesome miracles! God is good!
quick tip: dont door knock in okemos when there is an msu game on. especially when they are playing oregon haha our whole area is just HUGE msu fans. all the professors live in our area. so we were door knocking all day saturday looking for families and long story short, people dont want to talk during the day of the game. or even the weekend of the game haha. the only time someone gave us the time of day was during half time. no joke. but this week will be better! !
julie came to church! it went ok haha you never really know what you are going to get at a testimony meeting. we are going to see her right after this. we had a great lesson with another one of our investigators named dave. he has been somewhat interested, but not totally. we hadnt seen him for a while. we had taught him the restoration and the gospel of Jesus Christ and he was doing alright with it. wouldnt accept a baptismal invite. but then we taught him the Plan of Salvation and it all clicked. he loved it! he was saying it all made so much sense and that it changed everything! he accepted a baptismal invite and said that now he really was pondering if he should be baptized in our church! he said he would come to church, didn't show up. but this week itll happen! what a miracle.
things are going well with kevin. he is so awesome. made some huge strides in our lesson yesterday.
alma 28:8 is a good summary of a mission. its the perfect summary of a mission. “And this is the account of Ammon and his brethren, their journeyings in the land of Nephi, their sufferings in the land, their sorrows, and their afflictions, and their incomprehensible joy, and the reception and safety of the brethren in the land of Jershon. And now may the Lord, the redeemer of all men, bless their souls forever.” the Book of Mormon is wonderful. I know that if you have gospel questions and you pray about it, ponder it, and search the words of the prophets, the Lord will reveal the answer to you. I love learning. there is nothing like learning. here is a quick thought to end the letter. everybody has needs. some of these needs fall into basic categories. here are four of them from maslow’s heirarchy of needs: belonging, validation, physical needs, and knowledge. think about how the Gospel fulfills those needs. That is one reason why the Gospel is so powerful. it tells us we BELONG to God's family and have the potential to belong to an eternal family. we belong to a huge church family as well! eph 2:19-20. it VALIDATES us because it teaches that each of us are of infinite worth, and that the only Holy and perfect Being to ever walk this earth laid down His life for each of us! we are all of infinite worth, and no matter what we have done, there is still hope. God cares much more about where we are going then where we have been. 1 ne 11: 17. romans 8: 16-17. there are PHYSICAL and TEMPORAL blessings given for living the commandments. mosiah 2:41. and if you want KNOWLEDGE all you have to do is come and get it. there is an infinity of knowledge waiting in the Gospel for everybody who seeks it. alma 12: 9-11.