Monday, April 18, 2016

Piano Guys Fireside was a success!

I would like to start off by saying that the Piano Guys fireside was a success! I'd say about 400 people came! It was kind of sad because about double the amount of people came for this activity than they did for General Conference... but that's okay! I was really happy that Jon Schmidt and his family could all get there alright and were willing to do an activity like this! Jon shared some of the piano guys videos and gave the behind the scenes and compared each video with a scripture. His main focus was that if we trust got and put him first in everything we do, we will discover our purpose and he will help us fulfill it. Two of his kids also played the guitar and sang a primary song. At the end Jon Schmidt played his own song Waterfall live for us and he and his wife shared their testimonies. There were a ton of investigators that showed up and President Hayes was really proud that Elder Fuller and I could get the whole activity set up in just one day!

In other news... we had an Elder get hit by a car... he dislocated his shoulder and he had to be sent home. That was kind of sad. He only had two months in the mission.

Our investigator E. finally got a job! He has been promising us that he would stop drinking coffee if God would give him a job first! He has already broken up with his girlfriend and coffee was the only thing holding him back from being baptized! I hope he keeps up with his promise!

Lately I´ve been depending a lot on the tender mercies from the Lord to help me out in the mission... I don't know if it's because I'm coming up on the year mark or what, but I´m worn out. These past couple months have been hard. More emotionally than anything else. I guess part of it might be for being trapped in a 3x3 meter box every day for about 8 hours.

I have been studying a lot about the character of God lately and have found a lot of cool stuff. Just to share a quick scripture with you all: Moses chapter 7 in the Pearl of Great Price has some really great stuff. In this chapter Enoch is seeing the coming of Jesus Christ and after Enoch sees that there will be some people who will continue in their sin and will not accept Christ even at his coming, verse 28 describes them as the "residue of the people". When Enoch turns back to God in the same verse he sees that God is crying and asks, "How is it that thou canst weep, seeing thou art holy ... And were it possible that man could number the particles of the earth, yea, millions of earths like this, it would not be a beginning to the number of thy creations." This is a question that I´ve had before. God has so many children, how is it that He can really care for each and every one of us. Let alone, enough to cry for us when we turn our back on Him. The answer is simple, "The Lord said unto Enoch: Behold these thy brethren; they are the workmanship of mine own hands..." verse 32. God is our loving heavenly father. He created us and we are made in his own image. He really does care for us and wants the best for each and every one of us. I can't comprehend how He does it, but he really watches and guides us in everything that we do.
That was probably my favorite part of the week. I love reading scriptures and coming across something that hits your hard like that. I encourage you to read that chapter. It really helps you see things on a bigger scale.

Thanks for the emails and the love and support! Sorry for not having any pictures this week...
Love you all!

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