Monday, June 13, 2016

Go on an errand for the Lord

It's been a good week. We got five new investigators. One of them is the father-in-law/husband of a family we've been teaching. So now we're teaching the whole family, which we're super excited about because that's what the gospel's all about: families. The wife and the two boys came to church yesterday. We were very excited about that, but they were our only investigators that came this week.

We've also been meeting with a girl named M this week. She just graduated high-school and is a pretty typical teenage girl, but is very sincere in wanting to learn and even wants to be baptized. We set a date with her, but will have to move it because she didn't come to church.

There's been a couple people we've talked to this week who have let us into their homes and tried to Bible-bash with us. I dislike when people try to bash because the Spirit is never there. We simply bear testimony and try to encourage them to pray. "Some things can only be learned by faith," as Elder Oaks says.

We also had interviews with President Heap this week on Thursday, which is bike day, which meant we had to bike to the church in our suits in the heat. It seems like they're always on Thursdays, haha. During mine, President shared something pretty neat with me in Alma 26:1-3. He said it was a mission reunion and the mission president, Ammon, is asking the question, "What blessing did we get while on our missions?" He answers for them and tells them, "that we have been made instruments in the hands of God". And I believe that's a blessing that doesn't only apply to full-time missionaries. All of us can have the tremendous blessing of being an instrument in God's hands and we pray for and search for opportunities to serve every day.

I love you all and hope that you can go on an errand for the Lord this week and make a difference in someone's life.

Elder Carlson

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