I'm still in the Wild West. Everyone looks like cowboys, and says y'all, yes sir, and yes ma'am, and I have started to say all of those. I fell like a real Texan. I even want to get some cowboy boots but they are just so darn expensive. But there was a few things this week that stood out over the rest and I'm excited to tell all a y'all.
On Tuesday we were going around and nothing was happening. We Elder Pesci and I both were sick, and were not doing super hot. We were going to go back to the apartment and reboot when right out of the blue, a miracle happened. I had a really strong impression to go over to a less active members house that missionaries had tried to get into contact with countless times, and had no luck. Well we went over to a home (they were a less active and part member family) and we were able to talk to a lady (who is not a member) on her front porch. She told us how she wants a perfect body, because she has had so many problems, and we shared how one day you will be able to have your perfect body, and we can actually explain this to you next time we come. So she told us to come by on Saturday. We would have never gone over there if I hadn't listened to the spirit. I know that the spirit leads and guides us, and we must listen to him because he will bless us and others. I know her life will get better as she follows and learns more of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Heavenly Father is guiding each one of us, but if we aren't listening, and keeping his commandments, we won't know which way to turn.
So I am deathly afraid of heights!!! On Saturday we were helping a member in our ward finish his giant car port, and we had a lift thingamajig, to help us put the car port together. Once we finished the car port (which took like 6 hours with 5 guys) Elder Pesci got in the lift thingamajig and took it all the way up to it's highest point. So basically I was on top of the world, Hey. It was super scary but a lot of fun. But I was ready to get off of it haha.
Yesterday we had the opportunity to go to a mission meeting. We had Elder Packer (President Boyd K Packer's son) come speak to us. He focused his topics on faith, the culture of the spirit and how we can receive revelation. He talked about how almost everything we do is related to faith. Like when we go to the store, we have faith that we will be able to get the groceries and make it back to our apartment. Faith is everything, and when we have a greater amount of faith, we will be blessed.
This week I want each one of you to pray for someone, I don't care who it is, but pray for a person who you really care about. I have found that when I pray for others I am able to feel the love of our Heavenly Father more than when I just pray for myself. Have a great week. I love you all. Remember who you are and return to some place with honor.
Love Elder Heiner