Another week has past. Time flies when you’re having fun. I hope everyone is doing okay back at home. I keep all of you in my thoughts!
The beginning of this week was FREEZING. I had ice on hanging from my eye lashes it was so cold. But as the week went on, it got a little bit warmer. Now we’re in the 30s which feels like Spring just because it’s been so cold.
We had some creepy experiences among some spiritual experiences this week. The creepy experience that stuck out to me was at this complex everyone calls "The Building." There is no building code in Ohio so this building feels like a 3rd world country. People just let their dogs go out their door into the hallway, do their business, and then back into the door. People smoke all kinds of stuff in there and the smell literally burned my nose. We tried knocking a few doors in there because there are some less-active members. Nobody let us in except for this lady on the bottom floor. (Oh and somehow everyone in the building is related) So we shared a quick message with this lady and left. Moral of the story… God loves everyone. No matter who or where you live. No matter how much money you have. No matter what you’ve been through or what you’re going through. He loves you.
It’s amazing being a missionary because you get to feel His love flow through you for everyone you talk to and meet. I never thought it was possible to care so much for everyone I talk to . Don’t ever give up! Because God and Jesus Christ love you more than you can comprehend.
A couple more things on a spiritual note: Pray Always. Here’s a poem from Ezra Taft Benson about prayer:
I know note by what methods rare,
But this I know, God answers prayer.
I know that He has given His Word,
Which tells me prayer is always heard,
And will be answered, soon or late.
And so I pray and calmly wait.
I know not if the blessing sought
Will come in just the way I thought;
But leave my prayers with Him alone,
Whose will is wiser than my own,
Assured that He will grant my quest,
Or send some answer far more blest.
I love you all so much. Your letters and emails mean the world to me! ps. here’s a pic of the elders I live with. Elder Allen (Portland, OR) Elder Parris (Salem, UT) Elder Bradshaw (Rockland, ID) and then me.
Until next week,