What up Family, coming at you with another update in the "lyfe" of Elder Gentry! We have had some good things happen this week, i went on another exchange with Elder Wilde... that was fun!! This next week is the last week of this transfer, I will find out what's going to be happening for my last transfer this Saturday, I think that Elder Birchell and I will be staying for another transfer but we will see!! You never no what will actually happen!!
We were able to see Sylvester this week and had a really good lesson, we went over the Baptismal Interview Questions and we actually learned a lot, like the areas we can help him grow and prepare for baptism, we set his baptismal date for February 25! We will be working with him and helping him in any way we can! He really is a tough guy on the outside but he has a good heart and a strong desire to do good! He is very intimidating guy but as we have got to know him over the past 5 weeks he's not as tough as he seems!! Haha
This week I received some really sad news from my former companion Elder Russell, the family we were teaching in Olympia who is still currently being taught lost their 20 year old daughter in a car accident this last Friday. She was really cool and we taught her a few times, we got to know her pretty well. She even came to church one time while I was there Fortunately, her mom had developed a rock solid testimony of the Plan of Salvation and that has really helped her out. She said the things she's been learning came at the right time and she appreciates it so much. You sometimes don't realize how important this knowledge is to people until things suddenly get real. Please include the Bernard family in your prayers.
Something I wanted to share this week comes from a talk, "Death is part of our existence here on the earth. Nevertheless, through the Atonement and Resurrection of His Son, Heavenly Father has provided a way for us not only to overcome death but also to be comforted and healed. Through the power of the Atonement, “the sting of death” can be replaced by the peace that the Spirit brings. we are dependent on the miracles of Christ’s Atonement if our souls are to be made whole from grief, sorrow, and sin. … Death’s sting is softened as Jesus bears the believers’ grief and comforts them through the Holy Spirit. Through Christ, broken hearts are mended and peace replaces anxiety and sorrow.”
Another Week in the books, last week of the transfer coming up and then I will start my last transfer!! Crazy how fast it's all going, I love this work and I love my mission and the people I've been able to grow close to!! The scripture I would like to share is Mosiah 16: 7 And if Christ had not risen from the dead, or have broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory, and that death should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection. 8 But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ. I love this scripture, I love you all have a good week!
|Don't have any pics once again, I'll try to get better hahaha.... here's this good looking pic of me ;) lol|