Yay for Missionary Monday!
I have an awesome email for y'all today!
Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. I learn so much from Elder Mackelprang and I love hearing about his experiences. I also LOVE pictures! ;)
Well hello there!I have had quite the eventful week. Here are my experiences haha I'll save the most spiritual one for last...
Elder Stout and I have an investigator who has been through every possible thing you could imagine. I won't talk about those things to keep her privacy but I am amazed every time we meet with her. She has changed so much and I'm so happy she is doing better! here is the spiritual experience with her. Her parents were fighting, her bro in law was flight for life'd out that night from a car accident, her kid was going crazy, and just everything was going wrong. I called her and read alma 36:3 to her which talks about how if we trust in the Lord, He will support us in our trials and lift us up. Then I read Heleman 5:12 to her. The beginning of that scripture talks about Christ being our rock and foundation. Then I read on and imagine chaos going on while i start reading this part: "that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty cstorm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo." Her parents were screaming and fighting, her kid was crying, and everything was going crazy. I could barely hear her. I started screaming into the phone as I read that to her. The scripture came alive! Satan was trying to get in the way. He was throwing his hail and mighty storm at her! At the end of the scripture it all of a sudden got quiet and calm as I read "because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall." I have a testimony that the scriptures are alive and true! Christ really does live! Breanna was able to get through everything and make it to church because she has been building that foundation in Christ. I love this gospel. Have trust in the Lord that he will take care of us. If we have righteous desires, He will provide a way for us to achieve them. I'm so excited and happy to see her living the gospel and working towards her baptismal date. I hope everyone reads the scriptures this week and really try to apply the scriptures to themselves. Praise the Lord! :)
What an amazing experience! The story about Breanna not Peanut Butter Guy haha! So glad Elder Mackelprang and Elder Stout were safe!
Here are some pictures he sent me as well!
Elder Mackelprang so missed playing tennis!
"Elder Stout on a bench in Archer Park being a goober haha"
"The coolest spider I've ever seen."
Found it at a members house.
Elder Johnston and I in the car.
Random door with no stairway: I had to climb up there to see if the door le to Narnia! It didn't ;( but there were some cool water heaters in there...
"We moved out a senior couple and all of there stuff."
White Shirt: Elder Staveley
Grey Shirt: Elder Spencer
Some homes in Ashland. It is the biggest city in our mission.
Coal Factory smoke
Random fancy gas station towards Ashland.
(This does not look like a gas station at all! I wonder what the price for gas is there!?)
Elvis was in Taco Bell.
Investigator Julia gave him this tie. He said, "She is nuts!(wink wink)
Why don't we have these in Vegas?
Picture below is Elder Mackelprang sleeping.
This makes me miss him so much because it reminds me of when I'd find him like this ALL THE TIME! The kid complained about not being able to sleep at night but yet we find him sleeping EVERYWHERE! haha