Monday, February 9, 2015

It's a Christmas Miracle! Packages 3 1/2 months later.

2/2/2015 Email
I haven´t received any packages. Bummer. This week was good. We found some new people to teach. It was some good stuff. We are having a completion with couple of our missionaries in the zone to see who can contact the most people. If you fail your goal, you have to buy burgers for the rest of the missionaries. Ha-ha I love it because it gives me motivation to contact AND free food!! It is a great idea. Ha-ha

I had a really cool experience this week during one of the lessons with a less active member. We were teaching and talking about the Iron Rod. It was going really well. We were talking about how we need to really hold tight. While I was listening to him talk, a repelling trip kept coming to mind. So I just went with it and it worked out really well. I shared the basic of what repelling is and how it works. I then likened it to the iron rod. We need to hold fast to the rod so that we are always upright and going in the right direction. Not just holding on, but actually harness ourselves to the rod, so that even if we mess up, we are able to stay close and safe and have the chance to grab ahold again. The Lord is full of second chances. I love you guys, I hope you have a great week.
Elder Morris.

2/9/2015 Email
I GOT THE PACKAGES!!!!! WHOO HOOO!!! I got like 4 of them!! It was a Christmas miracle a month and a half late!! Ha-ha but thanks for all the great stuff that you sent. I really like the ties! But you must think I am fat because the sweaters are HUGE!!! Ha-ha but I rock them anyways! 

This week was good. We are working a lot more with the members. We have worked a lot with the bishop, the ward mission leader, and we have plans to work with the pres. of the Elders quorum this week. The members are having more confidence and we are seeing the results. Our focus this week is finding new investigators. We have seen a lot of great things happening in our area and I know that the Lord is blessing us a lot. 

We are going to have a baptism this week!!! Ruby is going to get baptized on Sunday! She is great. She told us that she was not going to be able to come to church yesterday because she had some stuff to do. Then we get to church and there she is! We asked her what changed and she said that she just had a feeling that everything else needed to be put on the back-burner because the church is the most important on Sunday. So, even though she has had a brain hemorrhage and only half of her body works, she went, caught the bus, and came to church!! 2 hours early!! Then when we taught her last night she told us that she never wanted to stop going to church because "that is where her people are at". She is great. 

Folks, this church is true. It is the truest thing that I know. Here on the mission I have felt the hand of the Lord in my life so much. I have felt of his love and His guidance and I know that if we work and live as we should, he will bless us with his guidance as well. Have a great week!!!
Elder Morris. 

My memory died so I am getting it fixed. Pics next week.