Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Week 83 - Perth, Western Australia - March 13, 2017 - Summer summer go away

The temp down here is really settling down...We had a massive lightning storm yesterday- loudest lightning of my life. It was pretty awesome...

3 of the 7 days this week were totally taken up by Conferences and meetings since we had Elder Cardon here in Perth. He gave the talk a while back in General Conference "The Savior Wants to Forgive." It is an amazing talk. I recommend reading it:) I was a little nervous to give some training in front of a General Authority but it turned out well and my first time conducting a big meeting went alright too... Elder Cardon really broke down all the verses in scripture relating to the Lords Promise to Abraham and his seed. He linked it all back to that we as missionaries are literally the Hand of the Lord made bare In the eyes of all nations - that we are the literal fulfillment of the greatest promise the Lord has ever made with man...the spirit was powerful...

Our investigator A told us of a cool experience he had. When we went to teach him a lesson the other day, he told us that he had a dream and in this dream God had told him that the true church in the last days would be the one mocked and persecuted the most....He now knows for a fact that this is the true church...We never had spoken about this with him so it was super cool to hear the Lord speaking to different people in such individual ways:) Aboriginal people are so spiritual, kinda like Native Americans.

We are just trying to smash out the work in our area since we have had such little time in it...A family from Ghana just moved into the ward with 12 people in the family and only one of them is a member...They came to church yesterday. It was legit! They live in the other Elders' area but they are moving soon so maybe we will get to work with them:) 

I am so grateful for the knowledge we have of God's plan for us and that we do have a purpose and that we know we can speak to our Heavenly Father any time anywhere! Serving a mission is such a blessing, If God didn't truly love us he would allow us to simply live life in comfort and leisure...I am so glad He loves me enough to invite me to stretch and grow...It is the only way we will be able to one day become like Him and achieve our true potential. One truth the mission has taught me is that I am nothing without God. I am so dependent on Him. I never want to do things my way. The natural man is an enemy to God. He is Devilish, fallen in nature, and carnal....On our own we are nothing...

It's never a question of whether or not the Gospel is true, we all know that...The real question is whether or not we will be true to the Gospel. Stay close to the Spirit. There is no substitute for daily prayer and scripture study:) 



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