Thanks Elder Holland…&The Big Fisch!

7 10 2015

For making every missionary in the world super trunky and miss their mom! But it was a great talk so I forgive him…

WOW! Conference was amazing. I haven’t had time to review my notes and i don’t have time to talk about it today because of limited email time but everything was so good! These men are called of GOD! I checked.

The themes that I noticed reoccurring were…
1. Sustain our leaders!
2. Keep the commandments! This brings happiness, joy, peace, protection, sugar, spice, and everything nice.
3. Ask the Lord questions! Ask with faith believing that He will answer and with humility in your heart. Keep the commandments. Listen! Act with all diligence when you have received your answer and until you have completed that which the Lord has asked you to do. Share your experience with others. Show gratitude for His answers and pray for the knowledge of what to do next! What more can i do?! Loved that..

Elder Dyer and I also had the most amazing MIRACLE. This week we had a total of 7 proselyting hours. We had Mission leadership conference. Meetings to prepare for those. Transfer meetings. Multi-zone conference preparation meetings and then General Conference. So we were hurting on time to actually teach. Friday we were in a transfer meeting at about 2:30 and I get a call from an unknown number. Normally I dont answer when I am in a meeting with President Mullen but I felt prompted to this time. so I did. JOSEPH calls us and says he has been talking with representatives online and wants to learn more. I set something up for him at the church that night at 7:30. Joseph is amazing! He instantly accepts everything. He says he has looked for the right church for a year and a half. He knelt down to say the closing prayer and I’ve never heard a prayer filled with more gratitude. He was so thankful and told the Lord that he finally feels like he has found his home! And he even came to conference! The Lord is so good to us! This goes to show that missionary work really has nothing to do with the missionary. It’s doing things the Lords way. His time. His everything! We are just instruments! He is preparing his children to be taught. The week before we had a mission fast to be led to those who have not be brought to a knowledge of the restored gospel and their redeemer. We have been praying every hour of everyday to be led to the one that the Lord is preparing for us. And he did! It was such an amazing experience.

One last thing…I’m going to copy in a story from my companions blog.
“We were making transfer calls from the mission office Saturday night. It was getting late and we walk outside to the car only to find this big black truck parked about 20 feet from our car across three parking spaces. So naturally we look at each other, and run back in the office. At this point we’re freaking out because the truck wasn’t there 10 minutes before. So we spend the next 30 minutes scouring the office for weapons (for self defense of course). Unfortunately no one got the memo to stock the mission office with things more menacing than a hammer, a yard stick, and a steak knife. All this time we’re checking the window to look at the truck, still parked there. Eventually we decide we need to turn the lights out so that this potential carjacker or threat or whoever it is, doesn’t have the upper hand. So we’re freaking out in silent darkness for a while until we look out the window again, and the truck’s gone. Finally, to make a long story short, after many prayers and thoughts of all the possibilities, we summon up the courage to run outside with our hammer, yardstick (for range of course), and steak knife, jump in the car and drive away, safely. The truck made a surprise appearance Sunday evening when we were doing numbers at the office, but luckily I had my really bright flashlight attached to my belt, to blind any potential attackers :). So that’s why you always bring your flashlight, attached to your belt…”

This was an eventful week! As is every week in the CRM! Love this place! Love this Work! Love these people!

Hope you all have a great week!

Love,

Elder Fischer

Oh yea… I had to include these!

1. Exaltation is our goal. Discipleship is our journey. President Uchtdorf
2. Your faith will grow not by chance but by choice. Elder Andersen

MONEY!

  1. MLC before lunch

2My new kicks….#lunarlon

3.The office makes you go crazy…

4.Debbie got Baptized and she is amazing:)!

5. MLC

6. Temple

7.Yea i hit it with the B&W filter

8. Ewwww

MLC before lunch-) My new kicks.. #Lunarlon The office makes you go crazy..Debbie got Baptized and she is amazing-)!MLC!Temple trip!Yea i hit it with the B&W filterew II

Week of 9-28 The Big Fisch!

SOOOO with general conference coming up I decided to study a little bit about doing the will of the Lord. Many of us are awaiting answers to questions that we have. Maybe for direction in life. Comfort from trials that we are going through. There are various things that we all want out of conference. BUT in order for us to receive help from the Lord, we need to have a sincere heart and be willing and humble enough to accept answers that we receive. Humility is absolutely key for us to receive revelation!

Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.

LETS talk about JONAH and the big Fisch. Above we read the will of the Lord for Jonah. He needs Jonah to go to Nineveh to preach repentance to them. Because they are wicked. Jonah gets scared and doesnt want to trust the Lord. I guess he doesnt believe that the Lord could prepare a way for him to preach to the people of Nineveh or something. Who knows! So he decides to scram! He grabs a ship and tries to run from….The Lord. At this point you can just imagine of the Lord is feeling. He told Jonah what he wanted him to do and then Jonah goes and hops on a boat.

And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.

So he sends a storm to shake him up a bit. The crew asks Jonah what they should do. Jonah tells them that it is his fault and they need to through him into the sea. So he is essentially giving up. He is recognizing that he messed up and the Lord is punishing him for not listening. So he jumps into the ocean, probably expecting to die whhhhheeeeen BOOM! giant Fisch swallows him. The interesting part comes in verse 17..

Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

The Lord PREPARED this big Fisch to come and swallow Jonah. If it werent for the fisch, then jonah was done for. So this is the Lord giving jonah a second chance.

1 And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time, saying,

2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.
We know as the story continues that Jonah repents, is vomitted up, goes to preach to the people of Nineveh, and what happens? These wicked people that Jonah thought would never change, repent and turn their hearts to the Lord. How much easier would Jonahs life had been if he had just listened to the instruction that the Lord gave him the first time! He could have avoided a lot of discomfort if he had listened to the will of the Lord and done it.

Something that really impresses me about this story is the thought of how Jonah probably felt inside the whale. He was probably thinking…”Man this is the WORST!” He was just trying to give up and drown and a huge Fisch comes and swallows him! Worst case scenario. But Jonah couldnt see the full picture. At the time, he had no idea that the Lord had sent the fisch to offer him a shot at repentance. A second chance to do his will. At many times in our lives, i believe we are sitting in the belly of a huge fisch and just thinking to ourselves that this is the worst. There is no worse situation than the one we are in and we have no idea why it is necessary. BUT we need to remember that the Lord has a reason for it. And although we may not be able to see it, as we repent, turn our heart to the Lord, and persevere with steadfast faith in Christ, we will one day be able to look back and see why it is necessary to go through the hard and trying times in life.

I invite you all to remember the example of Jonah as you approach conference! Learn the will of the Lord and DO IT! #JUSTDOIT. Dont question it. Or you will get swallowed by a giant fisch… Maybe not that extreme but your life will be much easier if you just do the will of the Lord. He will also be much more willing to make his will know to you as you are humble enough to act on the answer he gives you.

Hope you all have a great week! Love you all!

Elder Fischer

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