Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Good directions brings less forest

"Hello everyone! Its Elder Ray-hi here. (this is our official team name as a companionship....yeah we're pretty cool....) so this week was good.

We got lost in a forest this week.


Loooooong story. was spiritually nourishing and very enriching in our it was good!

We were visiting a member when we got to the end of the lesson and we asked for some very succinct directions to our next destination. WE were given instructions. we followed them...for a time. Then we got lost. well....when you go through someones backyard and over a fence and down a 80% decline into a probably wasn't the right way... so we found ourselves rolling and sliding down this mountain nearly missing trees and sharp things..and then there was a river...yes...a river...and there was no where to be seen to cross without getting super wet. So I kindly volunteered elder Ray to pick me up and walk across with me on his back...he was a modern day pioneer. very strong hahaha. and then I fel in a little when elder Ray hit my boot and I fell in haha. Our pants froze over and we had to shuffle over a frozen wasteland through another set of forest into a step hill and climb up that until we found a road. so the road ended....yeah...hahaha and so there was one solitary light in the distance. and it was on a hill about 70 metres in the air and the incline was about a 80 degree angle. Needless to say we climbed a mountain. we found ourselves at the back of a hospital and we caught the next bus to our destination. We were pretty done by the end of that experience hahaha.

So... following good directions brings less forest.

Otherwise it was a really good week. There will be a baptism this week in the area and we are excited for Jo. Jo has been baptized before in another church but when she found the church she felt it was true and wants to enter that promise with God. We are so pumped for it!

New years was pretty great. We slept it off haha. We had to be in home at 6pm and so we cleaned and made calls and what not for the rest of the evening. Missionary know how it is ;)

Also we have some photos from the past 20 weeks of us at a certain sisters home. Sister Belle has a disease that keeps her inside most of the time and so we go to her house to spend time with her and comfort her and do service. Its usually a blast of a time and we enjoy it so much! :)

We will send the photos included!

So I wish everyone a safe and prosperous and happy and wonderful and joyful and great and enthusiastic and glorious and bright and delightful and bombastic bodacious and all the good stuff....year!

I love being a missionary. I love the Lord with all my heart. I know of His reality. I know He lives. He is the good Shepard. He cares. He always keeps his word. He is the light and the life of the world. I know that he takes away sins, he takes away mine. He also helps the pure in heart stand against the troubles and temptations of this life. I promise that as we turn to him, he will turn to us. As we draw near to him in heart and prayer he will draw near to us.

This is The Lord and Savior Jesus Christs church. I know it. I live it. And though I am not perfect, I have a perfect example...My Friend and comforter, and our Savior. HE is the center of every good thing, I know it and I feel it, I believe it :)

Goodness knows how many miracles I have seen over the period of these almost 15 months. too many to count. too many for all the book in the world to keep. I wish I could expound it all...but to put it simply and to wrap it into a statement, for all the blessings, all the lessons, all the miracles, all the answers to prayer and protection I have received..I say it like this:

``For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.`` john 3:16-17

Believe in Christ and act. I promise that when your acts resemble will find the joy and happiness you seek. I promise. He promises. He always fulfills his promises. I know this is true.

Have a wonderful week!

Elders Ray and Wehi"

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