Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Young Single Adult Ward, transfer to Portland and Jones family

Hello family! 
This last week has been great! Little bit different with the missionary work just because there comes a point in missionary work when you have an over abundance of names and you lose tract of what is what. We ended up driving around grabbing information on a lot of YSA members and non members as well. It ended up being pretty awesome. The YSA Ward is a little different just because we are looking for people ages of 18-30 and so its a little more difficult but much more joy when you happened to tract into some. And that was the case this past week. We had a former investigator that we were trying to catch and he happened to have 4 room mates that all are now investigators. It's amazing how the gospel really does effect and touch everyone in a certain way. Non believer to believer. A testament that there truly is a God out there with so much love as to allow each and everyone of his children to find joy in the life that only comes through the gospel of Jesus Christ in its purest form. The restored gospel of Jesus Christ has touched so many lives and will continue to do so. I've been privileged to be a part of this great and marvelous work. 

Sadly this is my last full day with Elder Williams. I am getting transferred to Portland. I'm now in a biking area and it's going to be interesting. I have heard a lot of good things about the food down there and the people are awesome as well. I'm going to learn a ton. I've noticed that I have truly been blessed to come to this area of the world especially Portland/Vancouver. The world is getting crazy and wild and being on my mission in the heart of all of that. If you know Portland you know what I'm talking about. I get to experience all of the opposition on my mission and learn how to cope with it, it will be that much easier when I got off my mission to stay on the path.

We are currently teaching the Jones family still. Jj and LaVaughnda Jones recently got baptized and now his mother is following him into the water. She is getting baptized this Saturday at 2pm. It is going to be amazing to see her make this commitment. The whole family will be there including her sisters who are pastors for another church. It's going to be great! Along with that her husband Henry Jones is now investigating the church and is truly contemplation on a date for baptism as well. All of these amazing things are happening because of one simple contact from a missionary that wasn't afraid of someone smoking and drinking in their yard. This work is incredible and is the work of the Lord. Things happen for a reason and I know that God gives us things in this life so that we can truly deem ourselves worthy of his presence. Make the best of what we have received and God will give the increase. I know that THAT is true. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

P.s. Hope Rhiannon is doing good! Thomas you're the man! Emmie! Swimming is the best! Until next week! 

Love you!

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