Lake Elsinore

5 01 2016

Crazy and action packed week! And life couldn’t get much better! MISSIONARY WORK IS AMAZING! If your life seems like it kinda stinks and is really boring, go invite someone to be baptized! Go do missionary work! Its the cure-all for everything! The church is true. The Book of Mormon is true. Thomas S. Monson is a man called of God to be our prophet. God lives. Jesus is the Christ. And they love us a lot…

All of the above information is true… I checked.

Soooo events that happened this week..
1. TRANSFERRED! To Lake Elsinore, CA! And it is amazing! Everyone here is amazing. There is not one person here that is not amazing… This week we were blessed soooo much! It was pretty much as if we were getting doubled in at the beginining of the week but by the end of the week we had found about 12 new investigators. And we got 5 of them to come to church! It was so great! Sometimes, in life, you just gotta hit the pavement and WORK! It takes WORK to have success in life. You just have to outwork the competitors and give it all that you have, and you’ll find success. That’s why MJ was the best. That’s why Kobe is the second best. Work, work, work as if everything depended on you and pray as if everything relied on the Lord. I asked Elder Corbride what he had learned this week and he said that if you want to get work done, you have to work.

2. One of the highlights of my week was meeting a family. The Betancourts! Two of their older sisters have just gotten baptized and when we went to see them I saw TONS of little children running around. Sooooo I gathered the children and they are soooo ready! It amazes me how children are so humble and ready to learn sometimes. They remember everything we teach them and all come running to the door when we knock. Part of it may be because we always bring Jolly Ranchers…But I think that’s only a small part.

3. GEORGIE got baptized!!!! Man I left to go to Lake Elsinore last Monday but I was back in Riverside on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. haha. Georgie is the best. He is only 9 but I feel confident that he is going to lead the rest of his family into the waters of baptism.

Lots of other stuff happened but that’s missionary work.. I wish I could tell you everything because it is so amazing but there is no time:(

ADVERSITY! By President Henry B. Eyring…Man I love this man. These were some of my favorite quotes from the talk..

I will share with you some of my personal thoughts as well but in order for the Lord to teach you what He wants you to learn, I hope that you will read and ponder this talk on your own time..

1. God has a course set for us. He knows all and he loves us. Why would we ever question the events that happen in our life if we understand that God is in control. He loves us and He will always direct our course. As long as we don’t lean to our own understanding;) Whats crucial in having faith that everything will work out is knowing that we are doing everything that we are suppose to do. We have to be keeping the commandments and magnifying our calling in order to receive a confidence and trust that the Lord will guide our lives.
2. Often times, when we are angry at trials that come, it is because we THINK that we deserve better. Or that things that are happening are unfair. TRUST IN GOD! He is just. He is fair.
3. Trials are a evidence of Gods love for us… That’s so cool. It’s an OPPORTUNITY for us to grow and become more like him. So if you feel that you have lots of trials..God loves you a lot! He is helping you to prepare for something better!
4. We need to make the right choices at all times. Not just when things are good. When it’s the hardest to make a righteous choice, that’s when we need to come through the most. The last rep is the hardest rep to lift. But it brings the biggest results in muscle growth.
5. Find comfort in solace that their is a Balm in Gilead. The Lord will deliver us. Be patient and endure with cheerfulness. When we accept His will and His timing, we will find peace and comfort in the hardest of times.
1. I bear you my testimony that God the Father lives. He set a course for each of us that can polish and perfect us to be with Him.

2. The anger comes at least in part from a feeling that what is happening is unfair.

3. The very opportunity for us to face adversity and affliction is part of the evidence of Their infinite love. God gave us the gift of living in mortality so that we could be prepared to receive the greatest of all the gifts of God, which is eternal life. Then our spirits will be changed. We will become able to want what God wants, to think as He thinks, and thus be prepared for the trust of an endless posterity to teach and to lead through tests to be raised up to qualify to live forever in eternal life.

4. It is clear that for us to have that gift and to be given that trust, we must be transformed through making righteous choices when that is hard to do.

5. The Lord always suits the relief to the person in need to best strengthen and purify him or her.

Well thats all that I have time for this week! Thanks for all of your love and prayers! I love you all so much and feel your support! It drives me to work harder. I see the blessings of great family and friends that I have received and feel the desire to help others receive those blessings as well. Ya’ll are the best!

Love,

Elder 🐟er

1. Wearing our purple! For Christmas we bought President Mullen a tie and Sister Mullen a scarf.

Christmas Purple

2.Our Wml. Bob Powers. The man. The Myth. The Legend.

WML Bob Powers

3.Without a doubt the hardest part of my mission so far… saying goodbye to my La Sierra Heights family. There is a special bond and love that I hold for them. They will always hold a special place in my heart. -Bishop Garcia! and our matching ties. This man does so much for the missionaries. I’ll love him and his family forever!

Bishop Garcia and purple ties

4.Christian & Karen. Coolest kids ever.

Coolest Kids Again

5.The Harringtons! They have been awesome during my stay in LSH

The Harrisons.JPG

6. Karen! She has been through more than anyone I know. Her faith is so strong that she doesn’t let it phase her.

Karen

7.Sister Bowers and our Christmas presents! She is a superstar. One of those people who just has a pure heart.

Sister Bowers

8. Familia de Garcia… As said before. They are amazing. The best! Love these guys.

Family Garcia

9.The Passing of the Torch

Passing the Torch

10.GEORGIE’S BAPTISM!!!!

Gorgies Baptism

11. It’s true… Be the one that the world stands on its head for.

It's True

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