Tuesday, January 17, 2017

False Storms

This past week was crazy. I'm just gonna talk about temporal things and then i can delve into the more spiritual aspect later on. 
Here we are in Illinois just being cold and stuff when all of a sudden this week everyone started freaking out about the weather. It was odd because we don't ever watch T.V. so we had no idea what in the world was going on. The stores were all selling out of bread and milk and stuff and my companion and i were very confused until we found out that apparently we were about to have a huge ice age or something. Well, the ice storm was very very nice... hehe it was the warmest it had been in a long time with some nice misting rain. I guess the weather man was wrong because nothing ended up happening. The craziest part about it is, that our cars got grounded and we were told to not go out at all on Friday. 
Let me say something about that topic. Staying inside all day as a missionary is like death. It is the WORST thing ever. We were so restless and i ended up reading some things Joseph Smith wrote and at the end of the day i just felt so drained. It was cool however to see the difference in my day. When we actually get to go out and work we say a ton of prayers all the time, but when we don't we go a long time without saying a prayer. When we got back to the apartment - i just felt like a good ole prayer. 

So other than staying inside a whole day for no reason, this week went pretty good. We had a lot of opportunity to do good. We have this investigator who has really had a hard life and every time we go over there she talks about how she has locked herself in her house so that she doesn't commit any more sin. We got word that she had run out of food recently so we made it known to a member, and on Sunday we dropped by with three loads of groceries for her and she just started crying and thanking us. She proceeded to tell us that she, 'needs Jesus.' In this moment i learned something and gained a testimony of the fact that no matter who you are or where you have been or under any circumstances, the Lord provides an unquenchable hope for all mankind.  We hope to be able to help her along in the repentance process and bring her to the fullness of happiness that can be hers. 

I just wanna end here with a little thing that I hope will tie this email together. No matter what goes on in our life. No matter how many storms or false storms come our way. I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the everlasting path to happiness. I know that it is designed for sinners because we all are. I know that no one is forgotten in the eyes of God. I am so blessed to be a missionary for the only true, everlasting, and living church on the earth today. As I study the scriptures, the Lord just continues to bless me with revelation and love. 

Well that's all folks,
Elder Brian

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