Wow this week was great! We have a new area so were getting to know it well. First off we have an investigator that is in a wheel chair that is friends with a member in our ward. We have been visiting him alot but he doesn't really learn that fast! My companion and I fasted so that he can understand and accept a baptism date. The next day we went and he taught US about the restoration. It was a miracle!! He is understanding more and more. He also accepted a baptismal date. August 14th! So we're pretty stoked for that!
Also Jesus got confirmed this week! It was great to see that now he has the Gift of the Holy Ghost that will guide his life forever. Its so great to see that one thing can change a life or a family - and that is the gospel! It better be the gospel or it will go the wrong way!
During sacrament meeting I had 30 SECONDS to prepare a talk! They just said Elder Anderson would you please give a talk for us RIGHT NOW? umm yea.... sure.. haha!! I spoke about how no matter how dark it is around you or where your life is right now you can always come back! I read the example in Heleman 5 where it talks about how Aminidab was covered with black smoke and when he looked at Nephi and Lehi they were bright and shining! When we come to the Lord and realize that we need him and be humble about it you will come to see the light again! REMEMBER: The Lord doesnt care where you were before.... he only cares where you are at right now!
Funny story - we contacted a lady and she immediatly said "I'M NOT INTERESTED. I'M CHRISTIAN." I said we are Christian too so there's nothing to worry about! Then she said she doesn't believe in the Bible. What? We asked so how do you know that Christ did all these miracles if you don't believe in the Bible? She replied, "I'm a different Christian! I don't know if there can be another Christian but it was pretty funny!
Its super hot here! I'm dying! It is so cool that you guys are in Island Park! Man I miss fly fishing! I swear the Garden of Eden is in Island Park haha! Glad you guys had fun! I can't believe its August!
ooohh Big Gulps huh? Alright..........Well see ya later!!
Elder Carson Anderson
Mexico Monterrey West Mission