Monday, July 15, 2013

Inspiration and Prayer

Helloooo!! So yesterday was pretty cool, because of a few things. We got to speak in Church. My topic was “How we can find peace in this tumultuous world through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.” Elder Yde's topic was “How we can find personal freedom through living the gospel.” They tied in really well. He gave his talk first, then I gave mine. Then a sister leaving on her mission spoke after us. It was really fun. We prayed really hard, and it went well. I think a lot of people were able to be touched and reminded of those things that are really important.

(If there is white noise, I have the window rolled down because it's super hot.)

We also got to teach sharing time. That was interesting. For July we did the week 2 sharing time. It went well. There are a lot of cool kids there.

We were able to teach more people yesterday than we really have any other single day during our time with each other. It seemed that we were really able to get in with people. I guess it being the richer area, people are often gone. So it's kind of tricky. Then you have the problem where sometimes people don't answer their phones. So (haha), it makes things interesting. It was really good because we were able to see a lot of people. I am convinced through prayer and fasting miracles happen. I think it is because we really wanted it. We really wanted to help everybody in the area, and I think the Lord helped us.

Also, this week we have been starting transfers. It has been a crazy schedule getting things ready for the mix up of the missionaries and having new missionaries come in. Today we are going to pick up two elders that are going to be coming in a little early. The rest of the 10 to 12 missionaries are coming in next Monday.

We taught a guy who is the son of a recent convert in the ward. We were going to teach him the restoration so we could invite him to read the Book of Mormon so he would know what it was about and how it came about. We just really felt like we needed to talk to him about prayer and help him understand his relationship with his Heavenly Father. He needed to know so he would feel and be able to ask Him if [the Book of Mormon] was true. We focused on that and it went really well. It was probably the most specific that I've helped anyone on my mission to understand prayer and how we can receive answers. It was really good, and I think he really understood how. I think now when he prays, it's going to be a lot more meaningful. So we are excited to see how he progresses. He's a good kid. He's like 15 and has a heart of gold. So he is really fun to teach.

I look forward to seeing you all soon. I hope you have a really great day. I appreciate the letter dad. That was pretty awesome. That is one thing I really like is that all of you helping Sister Record and I to stay really focused as far as what you write to us. Hearing from or about other missionaries sometimes they can get pretty distracted when their families start talking to them about things they don't need to. So, I'm glad you guys have really helped us out there. It's definitely a blessing.

See you all later. Have a great day! Bye!

Love, Elder Record

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