Monday, March 9, 2015

Mellow Week

This week went by pretty quick.  We had Zone Conference which was awesome.  We focused on D&C 4, the classic missionary section in the D&C. 

We found a new investigator this week her name is Courtney.  She left home from Alabama to Rigby just so she could go to church & get away from a home that kept her from using her agency.  She is a sweet girl and is happy to be here.  We took her on a tour of the Church with her fellow shippers and we invited to her to be baptized and she said "Absolutely!"  That was one of the best responses i've had from a baptismal invite in a long time.  i know the Lord has prepared her to accept his Gospel.  She is planning on being baptized at the end of this month.  A huge blessing for Elder Coggins and I.

We got to teach Joel last night, Louis' uncle.  We randomly stopped by at 8:30pm (being so late we had no idea where to go) just to set something up and just he was home.  We talked and shared scriptures.  Answered some of his questions and he shared a lot about what he's going through.  He thanked us for coming and said he needed it.  I'm glad that God directs us with his Spirit to those who need us. 

A part of this "Direction by the Spirit" i've been studying about is Conversion.  And a big part of it is turning our will over to God.  I read a bit in "Continuous Conversion" by Brad Wilcox and in the last chapter it talks about how when we turn our will, our plans, over to God he will lead us to those who need ministering and caring for along the way.  Like the Woman with the Blood Disease who touched Christ's cloak & he took the time to stop and comfort her.  Even though Christ was about the multitude with plenty of distractions and people, as well as on his way to healing someone else or His current "to do" on his list, he stopped when there was a tug on his cloak.  Often times we miss the little tugs in our lives.  Because of Priorities and *Our Will* we miss what God is trying to tell us.  But when we turn our will over to God and put him FIRST we will be led to those who need us most. 

I've found when we turn our will over to God and put him first everything else falls into place.  And we are a lot happier.

Elder Coggins is awesome.  He loves Church History and has taught me so much about it.  We've been having a ton of fun as we go along.  It helps so much with stress.  We've been super positive and proactive in our area and the fruits that come from it make us 100x happier.  It's important to have "Joy along the Journey." 

Life's good being a missionary.  I'm content doing this for a lot longer.  I love missionary work.  I hope you do too. 

Stoked 2 Serve

Elder Soren

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