Monday, January 19, 2015

Have Faith

This week's been a little warmer than last week. I think about two days have been warm enough to wear short sleeve shirts if it weren't for the wind. Texas wind sucks, but I think I've mentioned that before, haha. The other days have been freezing, as usual. Texas weather is all over the place. You never know what it'll be like from day to day.

Our zone this week has been focusing on getting new investigators since last week was focused on morning finds. We were able to get three new investigators this week because of that! We even set bap dates with two of them. Unfortunately, neither of them came to church on Sunday so we have to bump their dates back. 

The only older investigators we've really made progress with this week is C. We taught them some commandments and she has quite a few issues with one in particular, but she's received an answer that this is what God wants her to do. It'll be a process working with her through this, but God will give her and us strength. She's really in tune with the spirit and has gotten some pretty solid answers when she has prayed to Him.
Our ward mission leader is finally back from being in Utah for 3 months and he's been awesome. He's really pushing our stake family mission plans, which has been a struggle for me on my mission so far because I've never even heard of a family mission plan before now. I guess we don't really need them in Utah, haha. But he's taught us a little more about them and we're going to focus on that a lot more with members now.

Elder Bednar is coming this week on Thursday so we've been given a couple of his previous talks to study to prepare for meeting him. I'm so excited for it! Not only to meet and hear from him, but to see all the missionaries in this mission in one place at the same time will be awesome. The talks he gave us are really neat and I've learned from them how essential it is to ask in faith when you pray. A vital part of faith is action. When you pray you need to constantly remember what you've prayed for and put in your effort and your "trial of faith" so you can receive your answer. I hope you all can have the faith you need to overcome anything the Lord puts in your path. He will always help us through and we will see many miracles if we only have the faith to fuel those miracles.

Elder Carlson

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