Monday, December 12, 2016
Week 75: It's Getting Better Everyday!
This week was incredible! First off I want to make a couple of shout-outs! First to my brother Brett for making being baptized this week! Congratulations buddy! Also another shout-out to my sister Anamarie for turning 11 years old! Happy birthday E!
This week was absolutely incredible! We had a couple baptisms, had interviews with President, had a couple exchanges, and went to the museum downtown! It was so much fun and I'm excited to tell you about it!
So Steven and David got baptized! It was such a blessing! I loved it so much and the spirit was really strong as we watched them make a covenant with our Heavenly Father! So cool!
We also had interviews with President Mortensen! He is so inspiring and he helped me understand my potential for the next 6 months! I'm super excited to go hard these next few months and keep working hard to see the blessings that are in our paths!
Also had the chance to go on an exchange with Elder Hatch. He came down with Elder Fong and I! And we had the chance to do a blitz in the Hermanas area, to help them find more new investigators! They had the commitment of 7 new investigators, and didn't have any, so we hit knocking doors hard! We knocked for close to 3 hours and on the last house we knocked, we got in with a family with 6 kids over the age of 8 we taught them a great lesson, and in total found 7 new investigators! It was literally the happiest moment! I know as we put our trust in the Lord, miracles come!😆
I also went on another exchange with Elder Pogroszewski! He came down here and we had a great time! We ate a dinner with the family Villegas and after we taught their son (who is really less active) what the BOM is and how it can bless his life! It was such a powerful lesson! We saw a little spark in his eyes, as he learned more, and wanted to act! He told us that his girlfriend has been having questions about the church, so we are working hard to bring him back to church, and help her get on board as well!
To close President Mortensen talked to me about all the many blessings that I am receiving every day! It got me thinking of the Hymn count your many blessings, and the importance of the words! It says: When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed, when you are discouraged thinking all is lost, count your many blessings name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the lord has done! Count your blessings name them one by one, count your blessings see what God hath done, count your blessings name them one by one, count your many blessings see what God hath done! I don't think it's a coincidence that it says, Count Your Many Blessings Name Them One By One, so many times! I know as we count our blessings and remember the good, our lives will be happy, and full of light!
Thank you all so much for everything and for all the love each of y'all give! I love you!
Love, Elder Heiner