Sunday, December 11, 2016

Week 70 - Lockridge, Dianella Zone, Western Australia - December 12, 2016 - MONGOLIA

Our new son is from Mongolia! He is The MAN:) He is a convert to the Church of about 2 years because he went as an exchange student to Utah...He is super cool and he brings power to our lessons with his personal experiences of joining the church. It's pure! 

Miracle this week, K has come to church like 8 times now and he called us out of the blue the other day and told us he made the decision to be baptized! We were so pumped! His favorite number is 9 so of course he wants to be baptized on the 9th of January. haha! So we settled for that day! Now we just have to help him to continue to progress and remain strong. WE've got some dinners with members lined up for him so that should be good. 

This week has just been crazy and kinda slow as far as work goes just because of all the meetings and transport and all that so i am excited to have a more productive week. Missionary work is the best when you just hit mule mode and grind it out:)!  We have been asked by our Stake President to do a training for all the ward mission leaders and bishopric in the zone for tomorrow so that should be great! 

We started teaching a members' next door neighbor who is a devout Catholic but his dad recently died, He is pretty depressed and he's been studying a lot about the Mormon's beliefs of eternal families. When he told us he wanted to be with his family forever and his greatest desire was to see his father again, the Holy Ghost was with me in POWER with tear-filled eyes I testified of the way he could be with his family forever and Exhorted him to read the Book of Mormon...He  was looking down and i could definitely tell he was feeling some intense things... right at that moment his friend called his phone and he answered I could tell he was a little choked up...He agreed to diligently seek truth by reading and praying about the Book of Mormon. I have no doubt that if he asks in Faith with an intent to act upon an answer given he will receive his answer. 

I love this work guys:) I am so imperfect. The constant love that flows from our Father in Heaven Amazes me and causes me to Marvel! 

I read Dallin's (Mitchell's cousin who just came home this past week from Uganda) last email home and I was deeply touched by his testimony...What a Man! The spirit I felt was evidence that he really knows the things he said! Thanks for the example!

In the spirit of Dallin's testimony I want to share a brief one with all of you....

The other day I read a bumper sticker on the side of a diesel truck which read "Forget God because he has forgotten you." I bear you my personal witness that there is no greater lie my eyes have ever read or my heart felt. I personally Bear witness that at no moment in my mission and looking back on my short life at NO MOMENT IN MY LIFE has God ever Forgotten about me...He Has ALWAYS been there...And he will continue to always be there...You can always rely on God. You can trust him in face of all evidence to the contrary. I Testify That by the Power of the Holy Ghost I Know for myself and day by day I know even further that Jesus is The Savior and Redeemer of the world. He lives today He will come again. Whatever life has in store for me, I will NEVER forsake him. I will be faithful to him till the end of my mortal days. Joseph Smith is for sure a prophet of God. I have known this for a long time, I will defend his good name for the rest of my life. I love you all, This Gospel is true. My life would lose all meaning without it. I haven't been brainwashed out here. I have had experiences so personal and so undeniable they cannot be written in words. I love you all to death:) I thank my Heavenly Father each day for amazing Parents, Family, and friends that showed me the way when i was too stupid to open my eyes and look...

Have a MEAN WEEK:)


Elder Cordner and Elder Jackson's new companion from Mongolia.

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