So we had a great week just full of answers to prayers! I hope that you all are seeing the lords hand in your lives as much as I am because its wonderful when we realize how much the lord loves us and how much he blesses us when we are obedient! Anyways, here are the updates!
Monday- It was P-day Not really much happened, we just wrote emails in the morning and then went to the Hull 1 stake center for the rest of the day! While we were there we played football (soccer sounds vulgar now :P) and watched a few movies. After p-day we went back to our area and had fun trying to find people. All I can say is that the move of member missionary work needs to move forward because it is MUCH more successful than just knocking :P
The most profound thing that stood out to me that day was that even though there are no numbers, success comes in you attitude towards your work and how much you enjoy doing it.
Tuesday- That day was VERY BUSY! We had a chapel tour and then went and saw a less active man. We have seen miracles of growth and determination with him! I feel priveledged to be able to help these people return to church and help them receive greater happieness in their lives :) Later in the day we had tea at a members home and the wife served a mission in CALGARY!!!!!!! She brought out her photo albums and there was a picture taken from the top of COP and it was...well...it made me very happy but weirded out at the same time to see where my house, the stake center, my friends houses and the temple are now. It made me smile very much none the less. It made me think of all of you and I just wanted to say Thank you. Thank you for all of your support and your love for me over the years and helping me reach this important life changing point. I can see myself growing into the man that I know I can and want to be each and everyday. The most profound thing that day that I learned was that we all need the atonement because without the atonement we cannot become the people that we are meant to be and achieve our full potential.
Wednesday was probably my favourite day this week. In the morning we had a wonderful and revelatory district meeting in which I learned many things about who I was, who I am and who I want to become. I have set challeneges for myself so that I can grow into my full potential and nothing will get in the way of what I want. I am determined to get what I want or die trying (haha, I know it sounds a little dramatic but that it how I feel about my goals and desires for life. NOTHING WILL STOP ME! )
After that we went to lunch at this Polish resturant and it was fantastic! I love the food here and I think that I am losing weight! Or I hope so haha :P In the afternoon we went and saw one of our investigators who is almost ready for baptism in the near future! I wil send pictures when it happens :) We also went out to a little village in the evening! I love these little villages because we find out many great things! Like there are many lakes arounf to go fishing on pday!!!! IM SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!! :D Anyways though...back to missionary work right! :P The most profound thing that day was that I feel honoured to be a member of this church, to have the preisthood and to suffer things for the name my savior. I feel his love and support for me when times get hard and I know that with him we can do anything :)
Well Thursday was pretty good! We had normal work in which we met four potential investigators! It was fantastic! Also we got to take our hour of www.mormon.org time ! I would highly reccomend wathching the videos of Jeremy Dick and "We Lived with God", They were the ones that stood out to me the most :) I am very grateful for these tools that we can use as missionaries because it helps people to see that we are "normal"...well...as normal as we can be :) Its okay to be different as long as you accept and love who you are :) The most profound thing that day was that you need patience and love for those around you, even when they get on your nerves, NEVER STOP LOVING THEM! :)
Friday we went out to my favourite village! Heden! It was great! It was a great day full of boning for Elder Richards and I . We talked about missionary work, what we did in highschool and what we are going to do when we get home (he has a year and I have a little more than that :P ) haha. It was great! I can truly feel that our compaionship needed that. All I can say is that if you have an issue, discuss it with the person, say how you are feeling and try your hardest to forgive them and get over it because there is no reason to be upset, life is too short. The most profound thing that day was even though it may be hard, be happy and enjoy life. No matter what, it will all turn out for the best! :)
Saturday was a pretty good day :) I just want to say that I love my mission no matter what situations that I am in! I went on an exchange in the morning with an Elder Pew. He is a great Elder and will do fantastic things in his mission! We talked to everyone that we could find and really tried to learn things from one another in how we approach missionary work. He has only been out 1 more transfer more than me but it really shows, I know that because I will work hard Heavenly Father will bless me to reach my potential. In the afternoon we had to study because I'm still "new" but it was great being able to see the blessings of our diligence later that day! We had tea at the Oneils and watched BYU Top 50 Football Plays and that was GREAT! I love it and can't wait to play either that or rugby later in life :) In the evening we again saw our less active friend and commited him to church! It was a great lesson truly guided by the spirit, I have never felt it this strong on my mission yet! It was great! After that as we headed home, you know how I talked about miracles right?!, We met this single mother and her two daughters and taught them lesson one!!! They are intersted in learning more and soooo excited to teach them! I love this ! Most profound thing I learnt that day was that God will answer our prayers as long as we are diligent, faithful and obedient! :)
Sunday was a good day. In the morning in my study I found a verse that I really liked. It is the first part of Alma 41:15. Its message is wonderful because it is one that I have truly seen in my life. The general statment is that, If you love something, let it go. If it loves you, it will return :) This is something that I love about life because I know that Heavenly Father will always bring back to us those people that are most important to us :) At church again we got a lot of food to stock our cupboards from the members. We had a fantastic lesson on the Law of Chastity. It is so important to obey and follow this law. I cannot stress it enough other than to say that Gods power is in our hands and we need to honour it and use it wisely. The most profound thing that I learnt that day was the message of that verse. I love it.
Well my time is up !
May God watch over you and protect you till the next time we speak
Until then Goodbye
Love you all,