Friday, May 15, 2015

Tracting in the Dalles

Hey dad!
Sorry I haven't replied in a week or two! Mom just needs a lot of
attention you know. Haha things are going great out here. We are just
working on finishing up the transfer and getting thing situated with
my companion. He is headed home this transfer and so you know, he is a
little trunky. A little excited to go home haha. That's alright
though. We stay focused and work hard still. This last week we had a
luau for the church and there was a tone of people that showed up. We
had a total of about 42 non members show up and about 6 of our
investigators. It worked out really well.

This Saturday we had a pretty cool experience. We were tracting this
neighborhood and every single door was a nope or I'm atheist or
whatever they could come up with. And the. We came to this door and
rang the door bell and this big guy came to the door and we were
excited to see him and all he said was. Come on in. That is music to
our ears. "It's about to go down." Haha that's what goes through our
heads. As in the spiritual bomb is about to be set off. And it really
was after we found out who he was. He is an excommunicated member that
has struggled seriously  with the word of wisdom and is doing all that
he can to get away from it. Not going close to bars, secluding himself
and all these other things. He had been praying for the past couple
months to have God help him with his issue and low a behold we show
up. We were the first that had knocked on the door for the past 6
months. And so he was surprised to see us. As we continued to talk we
had found out where he was at with his spirituality you could say and
we began to teach him about the power of the atonement. how that power
is at times the only power that will enable us to overcome the trials
in this life. Also that it is the only things that will ultimately
prepare us to receive all that our Heavenly Father has in store for
us. He said he was praying and reading the bible but things haven't
changed. Mosiah 3:19 states what we need to do. This is what we shared
with him.

19 For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall
of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the
enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and
becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and
becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love,
willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict
upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.

As we do this we are able to live worthy and openly receive the spirit
of the lord within our lives which purifies and sanctifies us. As the
people heard this sermon from king Benjamin they heard his words and
gave place for them in their hearts and this is what happened. Mosiah

...because of the Spirit of the Lord Omnipotent, which has wrought a
mighty change in us, or in our hearts, that we have no more
disposition to do evil, but to do good continually.

We told him that as we submit to our father the blessings of heaven
are bestowed upon us. And that all that is wrong in this life will be
made right. The spirit was so strong as we testified of the atonement
and the love that our Heavenly Father has for us. That spirit allowed
us to move the mountain within his heart and commit him to work his
way back to Christ.

A lot of awesome miracles are happening and hopefully will continue.
Thanks for all that you do and I love you!

I had some questions about health stuff. Do we as a family have
prostate problems or bladder problems? I've been having trouble with
my bladder and I'm seeing the urologist for the second time on
Thursday. Just so you know. Idk if you've had that issue before or
something. Other than that things are great. I'm working on just
gaining as much knowledge about everything I possibly can. I wish I
would have read a lot a lot more. I would recommend getting Thomas out
of the video games and reading because from what we see with kids and
video games it's ridiculous. It doesn't do anyone any good to play
games. Though they are fun they aren't good. Anyways! Thanks for
everything have a great week!
E. Archibald

✌️ I leave with you !

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