Tuesday, April 12, 2016

What an incredible week!

Greenwood how i love being home.... even if it is only for 2 days <3

This week was a crazy long one! Monday after we were done emailing we jumped in the car and went to Greenwood! We were there until Tuesday around supper! We came home and had a lesson! Ill talk about it more below! Wednesday we got up went to Zone Conference! Then we were off to New Glasgow! For those that are wondering the sister in my profile picture is a sister serving in New Glasgow! She is from Townsend Montana! I cant even tell you how excited i am to have a sister here from back home! Thursday we left New Glasgow and came back home to have a lesson with our investigator Katelyn that will be getting baptized April 30th! ThenFriday and Saturday Sister Olsen and i worked our butts off so that we could reach all of our goals! And we did! Then yesterday we had a great lesson with Katelyn!

The Area is starting to go crazy! This week was a crazy week, we had a great lesson with Matt on Tuesday night he is now on date for baptism for May 7th! We were following up with him throughout the week and he said that he hadn’t prayed to know if Joseph Smith was a prophet yet so we committed him to pray that night and we followed up the next day and he was like oh my goodness i cant wait to tell you all about it on Tuesday during the lesson i had an amazing experience! We are very excited for his lesson! We will be teaching him The Plan of Salvation and the Word of Wisdom. We would love it if you would be willing to teach the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

We had a great lesson with Katelyn last night! We taught her the laws and ordinances. It was kinda a short lesson but as we were getting ready to close it Roy (investigator that isn’t progressing and has no religious background) spoke up and was like well i have a question... How does forgiveness and family stuff work? so we tried to understand where he was coming from and we ended up talking a lot about the Atonement of Jesus Christ. It was so great the whole Maclennan family started to come into the lesson one by one. We watch the Mormon Message Forgiveness: My burden is made light. It was a life changing experience for EVERYONE in the room myself included. Everyone was bearing testimony, Katelyn started to bear testimony through out it and it was great and powerful. We asked Roy if he would let us and the Maclennan's help him and he said yes. Then we asked him if he knows that God loves him and is his heavenly father and with no hesitation and with complete confidence he said yes.

I honestly cant even say how grateful i am to have the opportunity to serve here and to be able to teach these wonderful children of god. My testimony was strengthened so much last night. I can now see truly how much the Gospel of Jesus Christ can change anyone and everyone.

I truly am so grateful that i chose to serve a mission and i am grateful for the missionaries that served at home that helped impact my decision to serve! Karl and Turtle and many many others, thank you!
I have been able to grow and flourish in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that if i wouldn't have made the decision to come on a mission I probably wouldn't be as happy as I am right now! Not only have I grown but i have helped those in Atlantic Canada come to know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints is the ONLY true church on the earth today and that if we live faithful and righteous lives that we can and will live with our loved ones in the next life! I want you to know that I have a testimony of this Gospel, That i know that God is our loving Heavenly Father and that his Son Jesus Christ is our Saviour and Redeemer. He is the greatest being born to the Earth. He is the PERFECT example of how we should live our lives. He is the lord of lords, king of kings, The Creator, The Saviour, the God of the whole earth, The captain of our salvation, the bright and morning star. He is in all things, above all things, through all things and around all things. He is Alpha and Omega the first and the last, he is the only reason that we can live with our families again. I know that The prophet Joseph Smith is the only person that could have restored this church to the earth and the only human that was able to translate the Book of Mormon. I love this church with all of my heart! I would encourage you to listen to the General Conference! It was so great and i know that it can and will help with what ever trials you are facing right now! I know that i wouldn't have been able to make it as far as i have if it wasn't for all of you at home and most importantly my Heavenly Father and Elder Brother Jesus Christ.

11 months down.... 7 to go....
idk how i feel about this... the weeks seem to go by faster and faster the longer i am here...

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