Friday, November 20, 2015

Elder Crosland from Kemmerer

Hey Mom! 

This picture that I attached is of Elder Marshall Crosland. The Picture is of the Plata family. The boy in the photo is Steven Plata. His young family moved into our ward about a month ago and we were able to go see them this past week. They are absolutely incredible! They are missionary minded and ready to share the gospel. As we got to know them a little bit I told them I was from a small town in Wyoming. We continued to talk and then he just randomly asked, "do you know a Marshall Crosland?" I quickly asked how he knew Marshall and they told me the whole story. Steven and Amy, his wife, had recently moved into an apartment and weren't married at the time. One day they got into an argument and Steven walked outside to grab something from his car and Elder Crosland and his companion stopped him and talked. Steven invited them back and the rest is history.

Steven and Amy said that he wasn't able to be there when they ended up being baptized but they wanted to reach out and let him know of the miracles that have happened in their lives because of his efforts. They have a amazing family of 5. Two boys and a girl and they are incredible. We are going over this week and will continue to go over to teach the extended family living here in town. That is one of many miracles that have happened this week. This family is going to be a huge blessing to our ward. We received a referral for a family of 6 that live here in the ward and before that Platas came in we had very little young families. We can't wait for these upcoming weeks of continual miracles and blessings that the Lord will bless these people with. 

Just a quick note for the Crosland family if you could forward it to them somehow.
E. Archibald 

I sent this to Jan Crosland and she responded with this.  
"There is a guiding hand above all things.  Often when things happen, it's not by accident.  One day, when we look back at the seeming coincidences of our lives, we will realize that perhaps they weren't so coincidental after all"  Thomas S Monson  The Lord knows your trials.  He knows your victories.  And if you will "trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understand (but) in all thy ways acknowledge him...he shall direct thy paths."

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