Saturday, August 13, 2016

Week 65

Well another week has for some reason decided to end. Which means I get to email you all! Woo!! Yay for you!! Last pday was the dreaded deep clean pday. Where we get to stay inside and clean our apartment all day long... It is good though because a lot of apartments need it. Ours was pretty good but we made it better. Hopefully we pass our inspection! We had a cool little miracle that day though. We were in the truck about to go knock on doors. The Lord prompted us to take a Plan of Salvation pamphlet. So we did. The last door that we knocked on was a woman who recently lost her mother. She was still visibly upset. We gave her the pamphlet and testified of eternal families and of God's love. She invited us back. It was a really cool experience for both of us. The Lord prepares us to help His children. So here is the real miracle of the week. Are you sitting down? Good me too. So I don't know how much I have told all of you about Rosalie. She is our Jewish investigator. She isn't really progressing and told us that she just wants to learn about our faith to know the truth of it and not what others say. Well... She read the Book of Mormon on her own and we know that that is how we gain a testimony. We came back for a lesson and she recognized the spirit! She told us that she felt good about what we say and when we come over. We testified of the Holy Ghost and promised her that she knows this is true. She told us that she didn't expect to be where she is when we started meeting. It was so cool to watch the Lord soften her heart and help her to gain a testimony. It is a small testimony. But the beginning of a great one. It was so cool for us. We got to help some people move rocks this week. We carried them in 5 gallon buckets up 2 flights of stairs. They are not members of the church so it was really cool! We had MLC this week. We got to hang out with President for the day and see all of our Zone Leader buddies. That is always a ton of fun. We also got to feel the spirit and receive revelation for our zones. That is the best part. Zone training the next day was amazing. The spirit was so strong as we talked about how we progress. We talked about how the knowledge that we are sons and daughters of God is what makes us want to progress. When we understand that we are literally His children we desire to be like him and be better. It was powerful. I loved it. Hopefully the zone enjoyed it as well! So I received and interesting assignment this week. One of the members of the High Council asked me to speak with him in the Spanish Branch in a couple weeks. I excitedly accepted the invitation. My topic is repentance and how to teach it to people. He also asked for stories of recent converts. 10 - 15 minutes. So it should be interesting! I am excited for the chance though. That is pretty much all that happened this week. We are still looking for more people to teach the gospel too! God loves all of us!
Elder Carruth
PS - I just wanted to show that it rains here... and that there is a pot of gold on top of the Sandias.

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