Companion: Elder Alldredge
Date: September 21, 2015
Hey everyone!Well another week down and I am doing so much better this week so thank you anyone who prayed for me or who even thought about me it means a lot and it helps me so much! Well it has been a good week we are teaching a lot of families which is so fun I love having all the little kids around me listening to our message and then after we will play games with them and I just feel so much love for all the little guys and the parents too. We have two Baptismal Dates coming up one is Enrique his is(my moms birthday) the other is and this a family so that will be cool. I will for sure take photos of both of them! But we also have this one single mom with 5 kids -ya five kids and single that's crazy- but she said she wanted to baptized and all we did was a door lesson and at the end we invited her to be baptized and she said yes, we were so shocked by that so that was awesome. Um I'm trying to think if anything funny has happened this week oh ya we talked to this guy on the bus and he was like "you all Jehovah Witness" we were like no we are missionaries for the LDS church and he was like "Dats cool" anyways we get talking and he is like " I open to every ones opinion and beliefs as long as it makes some sense in my head" he then said " if I saw a flying dragon I would be like yep knew it, knew that would happen one day" man I was laughing so hard haha loved that guy and he was way cool but he swore a lot and would say oh sorry for my language I'll watch that then usually the next word out of his mouth was a swear word man people are funny. What else happened oh ya I finally became a Packers fan and bought my self a packers sweater its pretty sweet I'm pretty sure a grandpa owned it before cause it looks old and smells like old dude, ya I bought it at a second hand store all it took was 5 dollars to become a fan. I think that's all for this week.Now on to the spiritual thought of the week. As I was reading today in my Book of Mormon reading time I was just finishing Mosiah and this is where it talks about Alma the youngers conversion story. I love this chapter a lot so cool to see how one person doing such wicked things can still be forgiven but only through sincere repentance. After his sincere repentance it drives him to serve a mission and so I want to share with you a verse which describes why I am on a mission right now its in Mosiah 28:3 its says "Now they were desirous that salvation should be declared to every creature, for they could not bear that any human soul should perish; yea, even the very thoughts that any soul should endure endless torment did cause them to quake and tremble." I love this so much because I too have felt this dark abyss that Alma felt. I want to give hope to anyone who feels that there is no hope for them, that they feel like they are so alone and that they will always feel this. This is why I am on a Mission because it pains me to think that someone in Wisconsin feels alone that they don't know how to take these pains away. I want to find these people and give them the light they need to lead them to Christ so that he can heal them. When I find this I know I feel such amazing pure joy and happiness. I am so grateful for the knowledge I have about this gospel, so that I can go and teach people about it. If any of you feel alone or helpless please know that prayer is something we all need. That we can turn for help no matter what we have done, we were a teaching a young man yesterday who is trying to stop smoking and he was doing good for a little bit he has been slipping up recently and he told me he feels that he doesn't deserve to pray because he isn't clean. I told him this feeling is coming from Satan he teacheth a man not to pray. I also said the reason we pray is so we can become clean through our savior Jesus Christ. I hope all of you know that I know this is true that I know we have a Savior who suffered all imaginable so we can have someone to turn to. I love you all so much thank you for everything you do for stay close with your Savior and cherish your family!