What's Up Everyone,
This is Elder Gentry coming at you from Deland!!! This has been a great week, My new Companion Elder Reyes is a great guy and we are going to get along really well! Elder Reyes is Super funny and he loves to laugh so it always makes the day better. The work here is going pretty good, we have some good things that will be happening this Transfer and I'm excited to do the Lords work!!
Willie is doing really well!! He is pumped and fired up to share the Gospel, he has already handed out 2 copies of The Book of Mormon to some friends of his. We brought Willie out to a lesson with us and it went really well. He was excited to be there and told us after the lesson how thankful he was that we took him out with us to teach. It's been so cool to see someone recognize the blessings of the Gospel in their life just in such a short time. Once again Willie is the man!
So the lesson we brought Willie out with us we went and taught Makyla and she is awesome she is 15 years old and her Grandmother is a Returning LA! We taught her the Gospel of Jesus Christ and we invited her to be baptized and she said "Yes" we set a date for her to be baptized September 3rd!! Willie helped a lot in the lesson and he was able to testify to her how much of a blessing it has been in his life to make the decision to be baptized. She made it to church this past week and said she really is enjoying it. We will be seeing her 2 X's this week and were excited to help her and work with her.
Something I wanted to share this week comes from chapter 1 of Teachings of the president "Howard W. Hunter" ...If our lives and our faith are centered upon Jesus Christ and his restored gospel, nothing can ever go permanently wrong. On the other hand, if our lives are not centered on the Savior and his teachings, no other success can ever be permanently right. …Brothers and sisters, you have and will have worries and challenges of many kinds, but embrace life joyfully and full of faith. Study the scriptures regularly. Pray fervently. Obey the voice of the Spirit and the prophets. Do all that you can to help others. You will find great happiness in such a course. Some glorious day all your worries will be turned to joys.
Im doing really well, The work here in Deland is moving forward and I'm enjoying it, I'm happy to be grindin' the streets with my bro from the Bronx!!! I love my mission. Shout out to the Goob (Elder Gubler) for sharing this scripture with me!! The scripture this week is Mosiah 5:4 And it is the faith which we have had on the things which our king has spoken unto us that has brought us to this great knowledge, whereby we do rejoice with such exceedingly great joy. Love this scripture, love you all have a great week!!