Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hello from Provo. It's 4:10 a.m

It's 4:10 a.m. right now and I have got to say that I'm a little bit more than tired. After weeks of going through the absolute chaos that is called "laundry" my companion and I had the absolute brilliant idea of waking up at 3:30. If you think you're crazy. You're more than right. It hasn't been all that bad. We were able to say goodbye to Elder Woodberry and Elder Wallde; two missionaries in our ex-zone that are now on their adventure to Hallafax? Canada. (I don't know how to spell it) 

This week has been incredible. I won't have enough time to fit in everything that I wish I could talk about. The devotionals alone would be enough to chat about for a very long time. On Sunday we heard from the Provo Temple President and his Matron the Daines. 

Tuesday we had the opportunity to hear Elder Ballard instruct us. His was simple. All he said was that most of us have been taught the gospel since we were young and even those that might be newly converted have more than enough knowledge to instruct others. He made it known that as much as we would like to think that it's because of us that people are converting the gospel, that's know how it works. If you have a perfect knowledge of the scriptures, the gospel, and the language, but don't have the spirit; ye shall not teach. That's in D&C somewhere. I found it during personal study the next day.

The last thing I want to tell you all about is the lesson that we had with Denny. Denny is one of our investigators. He's an older man, somewhere in his fifties (hehe), who lives alone with his thoughts. During our first visit we got to know him and discovered a passion for hockey. He used to live in Canada and that's what he did. When it came to teaching the Plan of Salvation, I already had the perfect comparison. Cooper knows exactly what I'm talking about. Life is a Game of Hockey. The lesson started and we did our best to explain the simple concept of being in the locker room with the other players and our coaches; waiting to come into the ice-rink to try out for God's team. As we connected with Deni and answered his questions the spirit grew so thick we all started to get a little teary eyed. The lesson started wrapping up and he asked what he needed to do to be on God's team. We answered with baptism and the rest is history.

-Elder Gray

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