Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Week #49

Hello hello! Man what a great week this week! I hope y'all are enjoying your summer break! The weeks keep going by faster and faster, I don't know what to do! We find out on Saturdayabout transfers, this transfer has flown! 

So this week was a pretty solid week! We had some disappointing moments for sure, but the Lord gives us trials to make us stronger and to prepare us for things to come, I firmly believe that. So yea, we had 2 of our super solid investigators drop us this past week which was hard. They were actually progressing really well, but people have their agency, and I guess they haven't been completely prepared by the Lord yet. Their time will come for sure!

On the flip side, we were able to see the Lord's hand in our lives and in the work this past week! We were able to find some super solid new investigators! Two of them are a younger couple that we ran into. We went to go knock on the door of a former investigator's house, and a girl opened the door and turns out the family we tried to contact moved out. So instead there was this sweet lady named Susan and her husband Jason who were excited to see us! We were able to teach them a little bit and get a return appointment set up, it was awesome! 

We got to do exchanges with the Shadow Canyon Elders, and both of them are former companions of mine! Haha so I went with Elder DeMott into their area, and man we went hard! We were able to find two new investigators in the first 30 minutes of the exchange, it was awesome. That night, we got to go meet up with our recent convert from the area we served in together for dinner, and she invited the other missionaries who had taught her as well (and their companions haha) so it was awesome to run into some of them, and see Elder Moen, one of my other former companions! Overall, it was an awesome exchange. We had a lot of fun together just like the good old days! Plus, he's WAY into cars, and so there was talk about him making my car go way faster after I get off of the mission haha. 

This week I want to share a scripture and a quote on grace. This comes from Moroni 7:48 and the quote is from the talk given by Brad Wilcox titled "His Grace is Sufficient".

“A life impacted by grace eventually begins to look like Christ’s life.”

48 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen.

Brothers and Sisters, God's grace is sufficient for everyone. No matter what. You cannot sink lower than the infinite light of Christ's Atonement shines. Because of Christ, we can be forgiven of our sins, we can one day be resurrected, we can become perfect. Because of Christ, we can one day live with our families forever, and live with them in the presence of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. This life is a constant effort to become more like the Savior. As we turn to the Lord for help, for support, and for forgiveness, we will be able to be changed by grace. We will be able to change and be able to be more like Christ. I know that to be true. I hope and pray that y'all will continue to turn to the Lord with any doubt, struggle, pain, sadness, and anything else. He is there to help you. And when we mess up, use the Atonement. If you want to show appreciation and gratitude for what the Lord did for us, then use the Atonement, use what he's freely given to us. I know my Savior lives, and I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ amen.

I hope this week is a great and fun week for y'all! Until next time! God Speed!

Elder Houssian
Dinner with the recent converts! 

 The door-knocker had "Heaven" engraved on it #knockknockknockingonheavensdoor

Work hard, rest hard

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