'Another week down!
On Monday night we had this sweet lesson with a Native
named Austin. He came to church yesterday as well as two weeks
he said, "When I go to churches I pay attention to how I feel.
Church felt different. I felt a fullness." It was a really cool
and he has already grown a ton in his faith. His life used to
different but he started reading the Bible a few years back
everything changed. Now he is searching for more truth and believes
has found it in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
still has some challenges to overcome but he agreed to be baptized
We had zone meeting in Casper on Wednesday which
meant 4 hours round
trip of driving. Luckily, the Coopers loaded us up in
passenger van and brought us to our meeting. I played the piano
the meeting and I chuckle a little bit because everyone must think
took lessons or have been playing for a while, but that's not true!
learned since I've been on my mission and God has helped me out a
ton. If I
keep getting better I may get the opportunity to play in
We went out to the country folk on Thursday and had a good
People here are ridiculously nice. It's sweet.
Friday morning we
went to Windor Colorado for our trainers meeting.
Round trip was 10 hours,
five down and five back. All for a two hour
meeting. It was decent, but not
worth ten hours of driving. Oh well!
The best part of the deal was I got to
ride down with my bros Elder
Empey and Elder Klain. We stopped and ate dinner
with Jacob and Lander
at Nordy's BBQ. Jacob is the man Empey and I baptized
while we were
together in Greeley. It was great seeing him
Yesterday we had FHE with a family where the grandparents used to
active but no longer are and their three grandchildren who want to
involved in church. The children's parents are divorced and have
been supportive of their kids doing church stuff but they are
them do FHE with us and the Coopers. We talked about the Plan
Salvation and seeing the kids pray and want to learn more touches
heart. It's like I just floated out of that home because the
we had while we were there.
I can't believe it is almost
October. Then comes November and my
birthday. Then comes Christmas and my
departure from my mission. It
takes daily effort to stay focused and I've
been relying on the
enabling power of the Atonement to help me through each
day. I can't
do this by myself because it is hard. I look at my
new) and I wonder how the heck did I ever make it 20 months
missionary. It's only in and through Jesus Christ that I can