(26 May 2014)
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY EVERYONE!!!
Happy memorial day everyone today the ward had a fun breakfast with memorial day vets showing there medals, and a cool video thing, what a great time to remember what those great warriors did to defend our freedom 🙂 this past week has been GREAT, new ward is awesome, not a ton of members but more families than in SeaTac had but not as big as Sammamish 🙂 Elder Vestal (missionary from my MTC district) is with me in kirkland! so far I have been around Elder Vestal and Griffiths (companion) not E. Ashby yet or Huguley, not much happened this last week, found some new investigators (2) and some potentials, not much teaching yet. This week we did lots of finding and introducing me to members. I love my companion, we work really hard! the area is small two sets of missionaries in it, but really nice people, some bashers but thats everywhere. the members are AWESOME, I love them especially the ward mission leader, he is hilarious, My new district is elder Childs + elder Garner (zone leaders), Elder Larsen + elder Stone, elder Doreman (district leader) + elder Mason, and us, all elders in our district!!!! Elder Wood my trainer is a zone leader. I will send photos next week because we are in the family history center and I forgot my camera, yes im in an apartment, it is nice. its getting hotter here now too…
We went to a less-active guys home and he is the guardian to his 4 year old granddaughter, she was kinda rowdy so we all sang “I am a child of God” and instantly it calmed her down so that he could get her inside. the power of music is GREAT, it can change anything or any bad feelings and quickly bring the spirit into any conversation, so for home teaching and visiting teaching advice for less-actives and actives, or for groups going to non-members homes, start with singing a hymn and you will see them change a little inside and it will open there hearts to receiving the restored gospel! 🙂 just try it, dont worry if you cant sing, because if the spirit is there, then to everyone else you will sound like angels from heaven, the Spirit will carry it to their hearts and it will no longer matter how good you are, miracles are happening everywhere.
If you do your best, study the scriptures and pray with your hearts and ask for help and guidance you will know immediately what you shall do 2 Nephi 32:3.” the lord will help, thats why scriptures are here, and if you havent been doing the best there is always the atonement, it will heal you and truly help you become who you want to become. 🙂