Tuesday, April 26, 2016

D&C 31:7

Hey guys! Super good week out here in Willcox! Not that numbers matter, but we have been killing it with numbers too! 

D&C 31:7: So in my studies this week I was reading through the Doctrine and Covenants, holy scripture comprised of revelations given to Joseph Smith. I came across this scripture and I think it applies perfectly to how things are going here for us in Willcox! It says, "Yea, I will open the hearts of the people, and they will receive you. And I will establish a church by your hand." Over the past 3 weeks here in Willcox I have seen many people with open hearts be placed in our path. We just need to help them take part in the gospel. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Becoming Preach My Gospel Missionaries

This is such an amazing time to be a missionary! I love it here in Willcox! The work is just exploding here! I love the people that we are finding and teaching! Elder Crofts and I are doing amazing and we are working great together and we feel guided by the Spirit. We are also progressing as people and disciples of Jesus Christ. 

Adilene: Super cool girl! Quiet, but awesome! She is a young single mother that was a referral from a member family. She came to church last Sunday but not yesterday. We had a lesson with her on Monday and we talked about the Restoration and we set a baptismal date. She is kind of shy but she understands super well!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Dream Team, Farm House, and Stitches

So I am in Willcox, AZ! It is a small farming town off the interstate. Elder crofts is great! We are getting along super well! We are both very experienced and ready to work hard and make things happen this transfer! We are the dream team! We were companions in the MTC and now we are together again! We both have grown so much!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Leaving Douglas

This week was a good week!

So we got transfer calls on Saturday... I am going to Willcox to be companions with my MTC companion, Elder Crofts! I am super excited and I feel really good about it. I am sad to leave Douglas but I am excited for Willcox! It is a bilingual area so we teach who we find. The congregation is bigger than Douglas. There is an English congregation separate from a Spanish congregation. It will be super awesome!

Monday, April 4, 2016

"Hello Coke? This is Pepsi."

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great Easter!

I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. That he was born, he lived a perfect life, was baptized to fulfill the commandment of the Father, that He established his church, and performed the Atonement. The Atonement is His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane for our pains, sicknesses, and sins, His suffering and death on the cross, and His resurrection. He rose that all men may rise again! He lives who once was dead! He the Lamb of God! 

This week was pretty interesting. 

Adam and Steve

So this week was a little slow because of Spring Break but it went by fast too! We worked hard and had some great lessons! Also, while I was typing this up, my iPad froze and lost the draft so I have to start all over... 

Ward List: Last Sunday we were given an assignment to clean up the ward list according to a sheet of specific people that needed their information updated. So it has been pretty fun trying to find all these people. It has a ton of finding potential! As we try to find these members we can see if they want to come back to church and we can teach them. We and also see if their neighbors are interested, or if the original member family moved, we can see if the new residents are interested. It is really good for finding. Better than picking a street and knocking the whole thing. 

Following Inspiration, The Restoration, and Gray Hair

This week was a really good week! We saw a lot of miracles this week!

March Challenge! So the mission-wide March Challenge is to teach Lesson1: The Message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ at least one time each day. As of last night, the 13th, we have taught it 16 times! We are ahead and we want to keep up this pace!

Friday, April 1, 2016

March Begins

So for the month of March our mission has a challenge to teach the Restoration lesson at least once each day. So we should finish with at least 31 but our goal is to do more! We are ahead a good bit and we are trying to teach it as much as possible. 

This week was pretty good! It was another tough week but I learn more from the tough weeks.