What's up Everyone,
This is Elder Gentry who hit his 19 Month Mark as of yesterday!! Wowohwow Time just keeps flying by!! This last week was good, we biked a ton but it was good! Soooo Hot!! Elder Coon is a stud and a really hard worker! We have been doing really well and getting along great!!
So our Bishop is on top of things, he gave us a Part Member Family to go see and we visited them and they are way cool, they just moved here from Fort Lauderdale! There are 6 people total and 3 of the 4 kids are members. They were baptized this last February. We are hoping to get tight with them and start teaching the oldest daughter who is 19, we haven't met the parents yet but we are hoping to this next week. We invited them to church but sadly they did not make it. The kids were really cool so we will see how this goes!!
Cool thing that happened this week, we were biking quickly to a LA member in the ward and we get a prompting to go visit this investigator that told us to come by sometime soon, we totally forgot to plan her in but the spirit didn't forget. haha 😂 We went to her house and she quickly said come in and she expressed to us that she had been praying for strength and for someone to help her gain that strength! She expressed gratitude to us for coming and continued to tell us that we were an answer to her prayer, We shared a message on faith and how we can grow our faith and build upon the knowledge that Jesus Christ Lives and Loves all of us.
Because of the conflicts and challenges we face in today’s world, I wish to suggest a single choice--a choice of peace and protection and a choice that is appropriate for all. That choice is faith. Be aware that faith is not a free gift given without thought, desire, or effort. It does not come as the dew falls from heaven. The Savior said, “Come unto me” and “Knock, and it shall be [given] you”. These are action verbs--come, knock. They are choices. So I say, CHOOSE FAITH. Choose faith over doubt, choose faith over fear, choose faith over the unknown and the unseen, and choose faith over pessimism.
Another week come and gone! Olympia is sickkk and I'm happy to be here! The work is moving along and we just keep Grindin' thru!! I'm thankful for this time I have to work in this area. I love my mission and I feel Blessed everyday! The scripture I would like to share this week comes from Ether 12:12 For if there be no faith among the children of men God can do no miracle among them; wherefore, he showed not himself until after their faith. Love this scripture, love you all have a wonderful week!