Dear Family and Friends,
Today is Transfers! It turns out that I will be staying here in the Braun Heights and SA 3rd Ward areas for the next six weeks. Elder Williams will be transferred over to the Timber Ridge Ward which is right next to our current area so we will see each other pretty often. I will have the opportunity to train a new missionary this next transfer! I am excited for the chance to help a new missionary adjust to missionary life and to experience the joys in laboring among God's children in His work. I am excited for the things that I will learn and the miracles that we will see this upcoming transfer. What an amazing opportunity it is to serve in the mission field at this time.
This past week, I had the opportunity of studying faith and one scripture really stood out to me in 2 Nephi 26:13 "And that he manifesteth himself unto all those who believe in him, by the power of the Holy Ghost; yea, unto every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, working mighty miracles, signs, and wonders, among the children of men according to their faith."
Even those not of our faith experience miracles and wonders according to their faith in Christ. I know as we exercise faith in Jesus Christ and believe in the promises that He has made to us, we will see miracles and wonders in our lives. Our Heavenly Father desires to bless us and to strengthen us, we then must extend our faith and our love for Him to receive of His blessings. How amazing it is that as we have faith, He can do wonders and miracles through us.
We had a great week full of wonderful visits with less actives and investigators. Earlier in the week, we had the chance to visit with Rene along with our Ward mission leader Bro. Ipson and we discussed the plan of salvation and the significance of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. He really enjoyed talking about the resurrection and being able to overcome physical trials through Christ's Atonement. He has a sincere desire to learn more about the gospel and we are excited to have the members involved in his progress in the gospel. I can't wait to see him progress and experience the great blessings of the gospel.
We had a great visit with Reyes where we talked about the Fall as well as our purpose in this life. We discussed how opposition in life is necessary for us to grow and to become who our Heavenly Father desires us to become. He has been attending the Wild Horse Ward close by and we hope to help him adjust to the members in Braun Heights so that he can have fellowship from the Ward here. It will be neat to see his progress in helping to prepare him for baptism.
Elder Williams and I had a pretty neat experience the other day. After visiting a few less actives in an area we headed back to our bikes to make a few calls. Elder Williams saw that a former investigator was right next to us and we decided to make a visit. We ended up talking to a Michael who lives there with the former investigator and we had a great restoration lesson and gave him a Book of Mormon. The comments that he made and the background of his life that he gave made it clear that he was being prepared by the Lord to receive His gospel. I know that God is preparing His children to receive His gospel and to experience the peace that is in His restored church.
I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and our Redeemer. He has shown the way and the path that we should follow. He is our true example and He invites all of us to become like Him. His gospel is the path of peace and happiness which will bring us everlasting joy in the world to come. We are so blessed to have His gospel in our lives.
Have a blessed week!
The Rodriguez family took Elder Munro and Elder Williams to lunch at Kneaders and were kind enough to send a few pictures. :)