Monday, August 18, 2014

Fun In The Sun!

Hello everyone!

This week has been very tiring! And really hot! (Don't worry, I am drinking plenty of water) Elder Solomon and I have spent a lot of time walking around this week trying to talk to people. It has been really good! But we have been walking a lot, so at the end of every day I was very very tired!

Well, you know how last week I said we had some investigators that were moving. They are officially gone. We had thought that they were going to be moving Tuesday night, so we had gone over and said goodbye to them. Then on Wednesday we were stopping by some potential investigators in their complex, and we walked by their apartment all sad-like...when we noticed there was still stuff inside! We were confused about this, but continued on our way, and then as we were walking to the car we hear someone say "Hey!", turn around, and there is one of the granddaughters! Turns out, they hadn't left yet! So we stopped and talked to them for a little bit, and helped them load up some of their stuff in their cars. But now, they are officially moved (we ended up in their complex again later in the week and everything was gone). It was good though to see them one more time!

Other than that we had a really good lesson with another investigator couple. They are the ones that I have talked about that have a son on a mission, but neither of them are members (at least I hope I've talked about this, if I haven't, then shame on me!). We first ate dinner with them, which was extremely tasty, and I got to try pickled hard-boiled egg...which wasn't half bad actually. And then we had a really good lesson with them and one of their son's LDS friends! It went really well, and they are very excited to have their son come home in the next few weeks so that they can talk to him about the Church!

So, for my spiritual thought, I was reading in Alma 7 earlier this week, and there is one of my favorite set of verses about the Atonement in it, so I want to share those, "And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions‍ and temptations‍ of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon‍ him the pains and the sicknesses of his people. And he will take upon him death, that he may loose‍ the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor‍ his people according to their infirmities. Now the Spirit knoweth‍ all things; nevertheless the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh‍ that he might take upon‍ him the sins of his people, that he might blot out their transgressions according to the power of his deliverance; and now behold, this is the testimony which is in me." I love the Atonement, and I feel so blessed to know that Jesus Christ paid for all of my sins and heartaches so that He can help me through all my trials. It helps me to face the world with more confidence because of my knowledge of His divine help!

Thank you all for your support!


Elder Wixom

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