What's Good everyone,
Elder Gentry here again to preach a few words! My week was good with a little bad hah not everything can be perfect!! We were able to get some good things done and we still turnin' up! We have been doing a lot of finding lately which isn't always my favorite but it's all good, We be Busy! Haha just about everyone we talked to this week wants to talk politics haha ain't nobody got time for that!!
To start off the week I got to go on an exchange with Elder Gillen, it was a good time for sure, Gillen is just one of my bros so it was nice be with him again!! We were slavin' all day building a fence for a non-member. It was a lot of hard work. Let's just say he better investigate the Church after all the work we put it in haha jk it was nice to help out. My feet were killing, I forgot my shoes so I had to squeeze into his shoes and it wasn't the best idea.
Update on Karen, she is still doing well. We only got to have one visit this week because she had a loss in the family and she went up to South Carolina!
This week one of the members that I've been able to get tight with was admitted to the hospital, his name is Rich! He was experiencing numbness on his left side and shortness of breath. So he went straight to the hospital because he thought it was something to do with his heart. Turns out he's just been over stressed like crazy!! So everything was fine. He just needs to chill out hah We did however go and give him a blessing, it was a neat opportunity to be able to do that. Rich has definitely become one of my homies here in Olympia and he's someone I'll keep in touch with hah!!
We got to go teaching with one of our good friends in the ward Rico, he's about 26 yrs old and he loves missionary work! He didn't serve a mission when he was younger and always tells us he wants to help out and how he's on his mission now!! We visited this really cool family, the mother was a Bible referral and as soon as we knocked her door, she answered and invited us in immediately, she was very welcoming! we taught her and her kids The Restoration and we think they really liked it. They invited us to come back next week. We are looking forward to seeing them again! Rico, On Sunday received the Melchizedek Priesthood and it was really cool to be in the room, his grandfather and grandmother traveled from Hawaii and it was a very emotional experience for them, the grandfather ordained him and gave him a beautiful blessing. It was their first grandchild to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood! The Spirit was very strong and I know that's because the Priesthood is a real power that God has given us to bless others! I'm thankful for the Priesthood!
The primary program was this week, those cute little kiddies got up and sang some songs haha we sang one song with them "Bring The World his Truth" it was pretty good I really enjoyed the program!
Oh to explain the title of this email, this hilarious family, The Wades were explaining to us what the scriptures are and how they are cheat codes for life, if we read and listen to the scriptures we can get through life easier Hahahah it was pretty great!!
Something I wasted to share this week comes from General Conference in a talk given by our Prophet Thomas S. Monson. "Love--the Essence of the Gospel" We cannot truly love God if we do not love our fellow travelers on this mortal journey. Likewise, we cannot fully love our fellowmen if we do not love God, the Father of us all. The Apostle John tells us, “This commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.” We are all spirit children of our Heavenly Father and, as such, are brothers and sisters. As we keep this truth in mind, loving all of God’s children will become easier. Actually, love is the very essence of the gospel, and Jesus Christ is our Exemplar. His life was a legacy of love. Charity has been a focus for me this week I know that Jesus Christ is the perfect example of that!
Wowohwow what a long email hahaha, can't believe we are half way done with this transfer. Things are going good here in Olympia so I'm just going to keep killin' it wit Elder Russell!! I'm doing good, feeling Blessed as always! I know this work is Tru!! The scripture I wanted to share this week is Ether 12:34....I know that this love which thou hast had for the children of men is charity; wherefore, except men shall have charity they cannot inherit that place which thou hast prepared in the mansions of thy Father. Love this Scripture, Love you all have a good week!!