Monday, September 25, 2017

One of the Most Tender Moments That I Have Had...

Hello Everyone! It's been a sweltering week here in good ol’ Ephrata. The temperature has been in the high 80's and 90's all week! We had a really good week! We saw a lot of people and set up appointments with them for this upcoming week. I'm very excited to start teaching them!
Probably one of the most tender moments that I have had on the mission happened this week. Beginning with the start of my companionship with Elder Reed, we were walking in downtown Ephrata and talked to a homeless lady, Lorene. It was sad to see her like this and during the week when we would see her, we would stop by and chat with her. It was always so fun to see her light up, as we would take the time to talk to her. About 2-3 days ago, we made muffins for a family home evening that we were going to, but they ended up canceling. On the way back, we saw Lorene and decided to give her the muffins! It was such a neat experience to give those to her. I know that as we care for the needy and the afflicted, the Lord will not withhold the heavens from us. Truly, when we are in the service of others, we are in the service of God.
I hope that with General Conference coming up, we will walk a little closer with God and see His children, as He sees them. I know that those men are inspired of God and that their counsel will be of great value to us in our everyday lives. Thank you for your love and support! I hope you have a great week!
Hanging out at our last preparation day!

We took a tour of the Ephrata Cloister that we help out at every week.
It was pretty cool!
It was about this religious group that came over and lived a pretty
interesting lifestyle. It was neat to see all of the old stuff!

Monday, September 18, 2017

I Have Offically Hit The 17-Month Mark!

Hello Everybody! My week was somewhat crazy. It was pretty weird to think that I was leaving Elder Kershaw and leading out in Ephrata now. We had a good District Meeting on following the spirit and took some fun District photo's, as always. Then, it was off to transfers! I got to see Elder Nielsen, right before he left to go home! It's super weird to think that most of my old companions are now home! Gah! It’s even more weird to think I have officially hit the 17-month mark!
We were able to see our investigators Pam and Kevin this week. Only Pam was home when we saw her, but we quickly talked about the Book of Mormon with her. We asked her to say the prayer and she offered a great prayer about how she has felt better since she has been seeing us. It was so cool! Other than that, we have just been knocking on doors, trying to find people. We have a couple of potential people that we could start teaching soon, so we are hoping that those will go well!
With General Conference on the horizon, I have reflected on the words spoken by those who are called of God and I have been greatly inspired by them. I hope that all of us can take time to receive the counsel that they give and apply it in our lives. Thank you again, for your love and support! Have a great week!
Elder Reed!

District Photos!

Elder Nielsen!