Hey! It was great talking to yall yesterday. I love yall so much. Things are just as good as they were yesterday :) Missions are awesome :D I love the gospel.
On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 10:56 AM, Ezra Nair <email@example.com> wrote:
O yeah! Good stuff!
That's so great to hear that Solomon and Amanda were able to be a light like that for someone. I know how much an eternal difference that will make when they are sealed in the temple in a year's time. I was thinking about eternal families the other day after talking with Rodney (the husband of Audrey's mom) yesterday. He was talking about how he asked his preacher about heaven and how he said we'll all be just brothers and sisters but won't be in our families. Rodney said "I never felt right about that, for some reason I just always figured we'd be with our families" it was a great opportunity to testify of restored priesthood authority and how families can truly be together forever, but that the restored gospel of Christ is the only way that that is possible. I love this gospel. It truly brings so much hope where there is none. Myeshia (Audrey's sister) is for sure being baptized this weekend! I'm so excited for that. She's doing so well and living all the commandments and is excited about everything. Audrey had a little trial of her faith this week but after meeting with us, we had the opportunity to testify of truth to her and help her resolve all her concerns. We're seeing her again tonight and we have this 15 step program to help people stop smoking. I'm excited to try it out with her because I really think it will work. That's the only thing Audrey needs to give up for baptism. We're going to help them all get to the temple to do baptisms in early June. It's going to be such a blessing for them. Many more converts stay active when they take their own names to the temple to do baptisms for them. That's our goal right now.
Transfers were this past Wednesday. I'm still here in Marion now but with Elder Esplin. I'm going to miss Elder James. He was a great guy and I loved working with him. I'm always excited about the future though. Elder Esplin's great, He's been out 4 months. Elder Memmott (my trainer/old zone leader) is now my district leader. Our district which used to consist of us and Conway, is now us and Tabor City, NC. It's going to be fun working with Elder Memmott again. It's already been nice. But I'll get an opportunity to go on exchanges in Tabor City which will be cool as well. Elder Memmott's also training a new missionary up there for his last two transfers. I'm going to miss him a lot. He's taught me so much and helped me greatly in this work.
We had stake conference a couple weeks ago. One talk I really liked was about how Satan works in secret places. It gave an analogy of this man who was tending to his yard. It was beautiful green and lucious and as he was talking to his neighbor one day, his neighbor saw a mole cricket walk out of this man's yard. The neighbor cautioned the man and told him he needed to spray his yard for the mole crickets, but the man thought "I can't see anything wrong, i'll be alright. Everyday the man came out and his yard was just as lucious as the day before for awhile. He never saw any mole crickets and so he didn't worry about it. But one day he came out and noticed all these dead patches of grass in his yard. Mole crickets feed at night and they feed on the roots of the grass. So while you're under attack you don't even realize it before it's too late. You have to take constant inventory on things to make sure you never let your guard down without realizing it. This lady Sister Cabaniss in the branch gave a really good talk on that talk about protecting her family.
Yesterday I also got to baptize the daughter of this recent convert we've been helping out. She just turned eight on Friday and she wanted me to baptize her. It was a great experience. I love that family. Lafayette and her kids Janiah (almost 12), Synodia(10), and Kamonie (8).
I almost forgot about Mother's Day haha time is flying. I'll probably get to give you a brief call when I figure out a good time, but I'd expect it to be around 3ish our time.
Thanks for all the help.
The CD's are great, the more the merrier. If Enoch Train came out with another CD that'd be awesome if yall could get your hands on that and get me a copy of it. But yeah I'm good to go on MoTab. I have more than enough haha. The Joseph Smith CD was really good.
But how're yall enjoying working in the temple together? I miss the temple. We hope to hit our zone goal this month. Our zone is now the Conway zone instead of the Florence zone. Two new zones were made in the mission. Lots of great things happening with the change in age for missionaries. By July or June the Georgia Macan mission will be created and another one in North Carolina I believe. The work is definitely hastening. It's awesome being a part of this. There's no greater joy that I've experienced than spreading the gospel. I love being out here more than anything.