Monday, February 13, 2017

6 Months 😱🎉

So I've been gone six months now which is crazy, I have no idea where the time went haha. I don't know how I feel about it, I kind of wish life would slow down for a second. I celebrated by grilling up an old tie, I'll include the video.

We had an investigator named Ceciley come to church this week! We actually didn't think she was that solid but she came and stayed for the whole first hour. After that she had to leave to VCU since she is a nurse there.

We've also been having off and on lessons with this guy named Rodney, he is the superintendent for the Juvenile Detention Center in Richmond which makes it really hard to meet with him since he works so much. We had been having trouble getting him to read so the last lesson we had with him we decided we were really going to try to go by the spirit and use the gift of discernment to figure out what his problem was. We just talked about his work and the conversation naturally went into the gospel. We quickly found out that he thought he had never felt the Holy Ghost and didn't even know if he believed in it!! BINGO! 10 points to Griffindor, found the problem, thank you Holy Ghost 🙏🏻🙏🏻. So we said a prayer asking for the spirit and read 2 Nephi 31 out loud with him. At the end he was totally feeling the spirit and said that he felt more at peace so that was awesome. Now we just need to find a way to meet more frequently. 

Elder Griffin is getting transferred this week to who knows where so I'll be staying here in Midlothian for another 6 weeks and getting a new companion.

Our Area Book Planner on our iPads had a worldwide crash on Saturday which was pretty lame, we never have any set appointments anyway though so it didn't effect us too much haha.

I was reading in Moses this week and I thought I'd share a quick little story from chapter 6. So the Lord commands Enoch to go prophesy to the people because they are being wicked and as soon as Enoch hears his words he feels SUPER inadequate and replies to the Lord by saying:

"Why is it that I have found favor in thy sight, and am but a lad, and all the people hate me; for I am slow of speech; wherefore am I thy servant?"

This is how I feel ALL THE TIME!!!! It was comforting to know that even a great prophet like Enoch had doubts. However, the Lord gives Enoch some awesome counsel that I've tried to apply throughout this week and hopefully the rest of my mission. He says:

"Open they mouth, and it shall be filled... Behold my Spirit is upon you, wherefore all thy words will I justify; and the mountains shall flee before you, and the rivers shall turn from their course; and thou shalt abide in me, and I in you; therefore walk with me."

I love this exchange between Enoch and the Lord so much. If we just put our trust in God and know that through his power we can conquer anything, then life will be a whole lot easier for us.

I hope everyone has a super awesome week and a killer Valentines Day!

1. Bowling for Zone P-Day
2. The District 
3. The District pt. 2
4. 6 month tie barbecue 

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