Wednesday, June 10, 2015

When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God

"Dear friends and family!
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What an amazing week it has been! its the 5th week of the transfer over and the sixth about to start! :) how exciting! haha The Canadian weather is cool enough, yet warm too for the barbecues to make an appearance haha; and its beautiful with all the miracles we see everyday! I often think to myself, where has all the time gone! haha its been nearly 9 months now and ive come to understand so much about who I truly am! Its been great! Ive learnt the importance of become childlike in nature (being humble, patient, and full of love), the importance of family, and the beauty of seeing the moments and times when the Spirit of God touches the heart of an individual right then and there when we are teaching them. Its great being a missionary! Missionary work is so rewarding and we love it! Its great being able to help someone who for all there life has wondered who they are searching for purpose to there life, and we can simply testify that they are children of god and there faces light up with so much joy! :)

Its been a fantastic week for the work here in Trenton! As always we never ever have anytime to do anything other than work from 10 to 10 aha! We find ourselves knocking doors, teaching lessons, and doing yard work all day every day and it fills up our schedules pretty quick! This past week we had 8 new visitors come to church, 6 of which have baptismal dates and are preparing for baptism at this time. If all goes well the Lord and the branch should be having a baptism this coming Sunday :)

This week we had a really neat experience with member missionary work. We have a progressing investigator who was struggling with being able to get a marriage license to be married before the baptism. So we prayed and felt that we should go to our branch president to ask him who he felt would be good to take to the lesson. He told us a certain individual to take with us and so we contacted this man and asked is he could come along. He was happy to! So the night we went was powerful! We prayed before the lesson, but didn't say too much about the circumstance of the investigator and her husband, to the member but trusted that the Spirit would direct. It certainly did! We got into the lesson and the Spirit was very strong as the member testified of the importance of baptism and the Temple. It was so moving and strong that the investigator and her husband immediately wanted to get the marriage license and now they have gone to do so and a baptism that seemed so far away, should be this Sunday!! :) working with the key holders and members is the key to hastening the work of salvation!

My companion and I sing and are (somewhat) musical haha! so we sing for some sunday meetings and for people on the door and out on the streets with and without the guitar! Speaking of my companion, Elder Pumford has a wonderful spirit and he teaches me a lot about being a good friend and missionary for the members in this branch! The branch is growing and we are seeing the members super happy when there less active friends come back to church.

We had a lady who hadn't been out to church in 15 years, come to church this Sunday! its was super great! she loved it all once more!

An invitation that blessed my life on the mission, is the same one I would love to extend to you all. The invitation is simple: Did you think to pray? I testify that god lives and hears you, he cares, and He will send help to you in His time and in His way :) So pray, whenever happy or sad, confused or the way seems clear; talk with Him and He will guide you for good :) though we are incomplete, He loves us completely.

A scripture we read this morning from the doctrine and covenants:

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, ye are little children, and ye have not as yet understood how great blessings the Father hath in his own hands and prepared for you; And ye cannot bear all things now; nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. The kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours, and the riches of eternity are yours. And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more."

Keep smiling. Look on the bright side. Be of good cheer :)
There is so much to be grateful for! and to live for! and to become! :)

I love you all!
Have a great week :)

Elder Wehi and Pumford"

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