Monday, February 4, 2013

February 4, 2013

Hello Family,

This week has been pretty good.  We taught 8 lessons and did 10 hours of tracting. That's more than we have been getting lately. We would have had more, but a bunch of lessons canceled. It'll be alright though.

Umm...Stories about the holy ghost huh. Lets see...  I will just mention some promptings that we have had from the holy ghost since I have been here. About a month or so ago on Sunday we went to church and saw that one of our less actives that we were teaching didn't come to church. Also, the members that he lives with didn't come to church. We didn't know at the time, but we were prompted to go and visit them that night. When we got there we discovered that there depression had taken a big tole on them that day. It was hard to see them struggling so bad, but we read a scripture from I think D&C 21 with them and talked about the fact that Jesus Christ knows everything that you are going through in your life. By the end of the visit, they were all laughing and had smiles on their faces. That was awesome to see how the gospel was able to turn them around for the better. The best way to be a good missionary is to be a good example and to be obedient so you can be worthy of the holy ghost. Something that is super important as a missionary is to be obedient. If you are obedient, then you will have the holy ghost with you, and if you have the holy ghost with you then you will be able to listen to promptings and if you act on those promptings then you will be able to teach with power to touch the hearts of gods children. In Preach my Gospel chapter 4 I think it talks about the holy ghost. In there it says that we can't learn anything except it be by the holy ghost. With one of our investigators we have for sure seen this happen with him. When we present a principle sometimes it contradicts what he believes, but he has real intent to find out if it is true and so he sits there and thinks about it in silence for a minute, then he just accepts it as if something changed his thoughts around. That was for sure the Holy Ghost. Another experience would be every time we give a priesthood blessing to somebody. It's crazy because the holy ghost tells you exactly what to say as long as your worthy of it. Umm I'm not sure what else to say other than that the holy ghost definitely guides us as missionaries to where we truly need to be and what we need to do and say. If your worthy to have it with you then the holy ghost will bring to your memory what you need to say in the time that you need it. That's a scripture, but I forget where it's at. I hope that helps.

Umm...That took up like my whole hour. Woops...
This is Emerson getting a good meal and cheesecake for dessert.
O ya, there was a funeral for Linda. It went well. It was short and sweet and to the point. Tons of food afterwards.   Some of Linda's family came up to the funeral as well. Only one of her children came though. It's better than none though.

I think that's it for this week. Love you bye.

Elder Udy

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