First things first- Congratulations to
two of the greatest people and greatest friends I know! Nate and
Malory Myers are truly going to be a legendary, righteous, kind,
loving, and fun team for the rest of eternity. I'm so happy for both
It's been a great week here in the
great CCM. Wednesday brought us the opportunity to drive a couple of
hours to beautiful Cardston to spend some time in the house of the
Lord. I hadn't been to the Cardston temple since November of 2013,
so it was definitely a treat to be there. We even drove through
Raymond on the way there, which was a little strange, to be honest.
I say it every time I go, but I love the temple so much, and there's
truly nothing like the feeling of being there. If you have the
opportunity to go and serve there, or even just be there, please go.
You won't regret it.
To make up for the time we'd be at
the temple with Elder Engstrom - the other missionary we went with - we
spent most of our last P-Day out doing some good work. It was
actually a pretty cool day to be out knocking doors, since Medicine
Hat was visited by some beautiful freezing rain. People thought we
were crazy, but I honestly had a great time.
We got the chance to meet up with Kate
again this week, and answered some questions she had. She's doing
well, and I think deepening her conversion and testimony enough to be
a really positive example to some of her family members who aren't
supportive of her in the church at all.
We did set up a return appointment on
Monday with somebody, though that fell through. We're also hoping to
start teaching one of Kate's friends a little bit on Facebook.
Otherwise, we'll meet with Willy, who Elder Alpentista found while on
exchanges, tomorrow, and I'm sure the Lord will lead us to more and
more of the people He's prepared for us as we keep showing Him our
love for Him.
talked about this passage of the Book of Mormon before, but I read it
again this week, and it means a lot to me every time. In Mosiah 23
and 24, it talks about Alma and his people who fled from the wicked
King Noah only to be enslaved by the Lamanites and had great burdens
placed upon them. The reason that it only talks about these people
for two chapters, though, is because they only had to deal with those
burdens for those two chapters. Why? Because the Lord delivered
them. Why did He deliver them? Because they,“they did submit cheerfully
and with patience to all the will of the Lord.” (Mosiah 24:15) We all
have burdens placed upon us for a variety of reasons. The important
thing, though, is what we do with those burdens. I testify that if we'll
follow the example of the people of Alma, God will not only deliver us
from our burdens, but he will refine and purify us and deliver us from
the burden of our imperfections, and bring us to a “far better land of
I hope you all have a fantastic week. Thank you so much
for your love and support and emails and letters. You're all great, and
I'm so lucky to have you in my life.
Be good! Have fun!