Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Real January 9, 2012 letter!

Well I felt like I should give everyone an update on such a
spectacular week, probably the most insane but rewarding week of my
mission, it was unreal!

So first off, President decided that he wanted us to go on interviews
with him so we will be doing a lot of traveling the next couple weeks.
This past Tuesday we were on Kauai, oh blessed Kauai that place is so
pretty. The missionaries over there are always so happy and there is a
reason why. I went out on exchanges with Elder Ence and Elder Taylor,
I love them so much. Superb elders and I learned a lot from them. We
had a really good time.

On Wednesday night I saw one of the biggest miracles of my whole life.
The family we found last week is unbelievable. So prepared and elect!
We went by to see them and only the Mom was home. She said it was
perfect timing, she barely walked in the door. Elder Menlove and I
weren't going to visit her because the next day we had to wake up at
4:30, so we were just going to go to bed but we decided to go see her.
This was probably the best lesson I have ever been a part of! The
Spirit was so strong, it was unreal! I have never felt it so strong.
She just started asking us questions like "how can I be less angry in
life, how can I become a better parent, how can I feel what I feel
with you all the time!" You'd think I was lying but she is for real.
We taught her about the Holy Ghost and how she can have it and then
invited her to be baptized and she said "I'd love to, I'll pray about
it tonight!" Unbelievable, she is so amazing! I have never met anyone
else more prepared in my life. She told us her New Year's resolution is
to come closer to God. I kid you not, this is for real, I am not just
trying to liven up my emails!! Haha this was a mission changer for me,
big rejuvination. Her daughter she said "seriously wants to consider
this church" so there will be many that follow in her footsteps. She
showed up to church on Sunday and loved testimony meeting. I have
never been so happy in my whole life, this was one of the coolest
experiences ever. I have learned that if you do what's right, the Lord
will put people in your path to change and shape you. I love this
family so much!

The rest of the week was interviews for us. We were on 4 different
islands on Thursday, there are some cool islands over in the Maui
zone. That's the excitement for the week. I hope all is well with you,
may the Lord bless each and everyone of you. My favorite quote this
week came from President Dalton, he said the purpose of a mission "is
to prepare the Hawaiian islands and build the Kingdom here,  to hand
back to the Savior at the Second Coming." If that doesn't touch you, I
don't know what does.

Love you all!

1 comment:

  1. What a week! Awesome experience with that family. It strengthens my testimony to hear of experiences like this.