Monday, August 4, 2014

Aug 4, 2014

hey family!

This week was pretty cool! We have been working super hard and finding a lot of people. We challenged a family to get married so that they can be baptized this week. This week they will receive new birth certificates and they will go get married! they are a really neat family. Also that lady that we found the other week that was praying and we knocked on her door will get baptized this week! She excepted super fast! It is all because the members are so good and they are always so welcoming to the investigators. They get them excited and give them the desire to come back every week. 

That one class that you are taking is going to happen in our branch too! I am way excited for it! It will be super good for the members! 

Transfers are not for another 2 weeks. But these days will pass by super fast! I hope that I stay! My companion too. But at times the Lord has better things for us. But I really like it here! Definitely the best area that I have passed through. The people are good, the members are really good, and everyone is always willing to help. The branch President is also super awesome! He is super motivated and he is a great leader! 

This week I learned how important seminary is! The branch president showed us why it is so important to go to seminary every day. He said, sunday there is church, monday, family home evening (no seminary because it is at night), tuesday through friday is seminary, saturday is mutual, and sunday is church again. It is neat how the church gives the youth something to do every single day to keep the youth safe. 

Also this week I learned why a stake is called a stake. I dont know if it is just a theory or real but it is pretty cool. The Branch President asked us why does there need to be 5 wards to make a stake? He said it was because when they hung Christ on the cross there were two in each hand, and one in the feet to secure Christ to the cross. So there were 5 stakes to secure Christ so that he would not fall. There needs to be at least 5 wards so that the stake will be strong and not fall too! Pretty neat huh?

This week I read Genesis and learned about the 12 tribes and all that. It is super interesting to read the old testament. It helps me explain the doctrines better when I am teaching. A lot of people here will quote verses in the Bible that don't exist. They say they hear their pastor say them all the time. hahaha

Well I hope that all goes well! I am always praying for you all! Keep reading and studying a lot! That is the best thing that we can do! 

I love you all! I hope and pray that this week will be better! 

Even when times are tough, look at the eternal prospective. Elder Buche said: In your life there have to be challenges. They will either bring you closer to God and therefore make you stronger, or they can destroy you. But you make the decision of which road you take. 

This talk talks about how we can unleash our dormant Spirit. This should be our greatest desire. To have the constant companionship of the Holy Spirit. We we have this constant companionship we will be guided through our challenges and they will make us stronger. If we complain, we only make things worse. To have good times, there has to be bad times too. 2 nephi 2:13-15. 

Have a super week!

Elder Wild

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