Three weeks into my last transfer and things are going good, we had a lot of good things happen this week! I have 23 days left and it's hard not to think about home but I do want to make the best of the time I have left!! The work is looking up! This week we had 7 investigators at church, most of them came from members who invited their friends to church! The ward clerk comes up to Elder Birchell and I and says "Wow, I knew when I first saw you two in our ward that the work would pick up, you guys are Great Elders" while it was a nice compliment, I give all the credit to the Lord. He is the reason we are having success in this area.It was nice to be able to have our referrals set appointments with us, we had really good visits with them, we taught them the Restoration! I have taught that lesson hundreds of times and it always feels good to teach it. That lesson really helps to invite the spirit and I know that those we teach feel that same spirit even if they can't recognize what it is. Hopefully we can start teaching them on a regular basis, one of them seemed really interested and wanted to learn more.
Man, when I tell people how long I've been out they always bring up the question "what am I going to do when I get home?" Man I wish I knew hahahaha I always get Into good conversations about what they do for a career so it's good to get some advice. This week I was talking to a member who works in Construction Management and it really got me thinking about it..... soooo many things that I need to ponder and pray about lol. It will all work out!!
I had a great exchange with Elder Heward, he is a good missionary and overall just really a good guy. It was just one of those days that I was feeling very unmotivated but I just got out there and did the best that I could lol, we started the day with doing like 4 hours of service helping a member move all of her stuff from a storage unit into her home! It was nice to help her out, she was definitely in need. We gave 3 blessings to some great people!! and gave the sacrament to one of my favorite members in the ward Brother Eller, he has health problems so we try to help him out as much as we can.Well something I want to share this week is from Dieter F. Uchdorf "Suppose you were to take off from an airport at the equator, intending to circumnavigate the globe, but your course was off by just one degree. By the time you returned to the same longitude, how far off course would you be? A few miles? A hundred miles? The answer might surprise you. An error of only one degree would put you almost 500 miles (800 km) off course, or one hour of flight for a jet. No one wants his life to end in tragedy. But all too often, like the pilots and passengers of the sightseeing flight, we set out on what we hope will be an exciting journey only to realize too late that an error of a few degrees has set us on a course for spiritual disaster. The commandments and covenants of God are like navigational instructions from celestial heights and will lead us safely to our eternal destination. It is one of beauty and glory beyond understanding. It is worth the effort. It is worth making decisive corrections now and then staying on course."
Well here's an end to another email! Twenty3 days left and I'm going to kill it the best I can lol! Wowohwow, I love my mission and the experiences it has brought me! I'm grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ and the Sacrifice he made for me. I STAND ALL AMAZED AT THE LOVE JESUS OFFERS ME!!! The scripture I would like to share this week is short and simple! 1st Nephi 3 16 Wherefore, let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord; love this scripture, love you all!!! Have a good week!Elder Gentry