Monday, April 10, 2017

Week 100

Hello people! How are you? How is life? That is good to hear. This week was pretty awesome! Have you noticed that all weeks are pretty awesome? I have said that 100 times I feel like. Anyways let me tell you all about why this week was so awesome! So we had transfers this week. That is always a really exciting day and you never really know what is going to happen! We have 2 brand new missionaries in the mission now. They are both pretty awesome! One is from Spokane. Washington is going to out number the Utah people here soon. You just wait and see. Transfers went pretty well. Nothing majorly crazy happened which is good. The transfer van showed up 45 minutes early from El Paso so that was cool. We were scrambling a little bit but got it all figured out. Keeps us on our toes! This week was my departing interview. That was a little crazy. I never really thought this day was real or would ever really come. It is just something that is talked about in rumor almost. But nevertheless is came and it happened! It was a great experience. The spirit was strong and motivating. I felt the love of President and Sister Guffey. President told me how much my blog helped him and Sister Guffey prepare to come to the mission. The first time I met them last July that was the very first thing they told me was they had read my blog. And apparently it really helped them. That made me feel good. I am glad I send emails home every week haha. The interview was great and I am excited for the next 5 weeks. We had a really cool miracle this week. Elder Nelson was calling all of our formers and he called a guy named Eric. He told us that he had been thinking about us earlier that day and that he was wanting to take the lessons again. The reason he didn't get baptized before was he struggled with coming to church. We met with him and he accpeted baptism immediately! It was super cool! He told us that he is looking for peace in his life and the lesson went really well. We are excited to teach him. It was a miracle. Yesterday we went to a fireside put on by our Branch President. It was called "The Tomb" and was all about the final days of our Savior's life leading up to His resurrection. It was really powerful and a lot of people came to see. There were members of different faiths there as well. It was pretty cool! I enjoyed it. Anyway it was a great week. I love you all!!! 

Elder Carruth 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Week 99

I believe this is Elder Carruth's cousin, Elder Turner!

Hello friends and family and friends of family and friends of friends and anyone else! I love you and am grateful that at some point im your life you agreed to receive my emails! Hopefully this one will be uplifting and encouraging. This week was a good one! All of them are good ones! We got to go to the temple this week with Alanna. 9 days after she was baptized she went to the temple to be baptized for her ancestors. It was an incredibly special experience. The spirit of the temple is so peaceful and calm. I felt the love of my Heavenly Father. I felt warm. It was a special experience to go with someone who I helped come into the gospel. She had a wonderful time and didn't have the words to describe it. I was able to find 9 of my own family names that I could go do work for. It was a cool moment doing some family history and being successful at it! I have always wanted to be able to do it. After that wonderful day we got to watch General Conference all weekend! 10 hours of amazing talks and music. The spirit was so powerful as we got to listen to the Prophets and Apostles. My personal questions were answered this weekend. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me. I know that there is a Prophet on the earth today. He spoke about our need to read the Book of Mormon daily. And also our need to have charity with everyone. It was powerful. 

Here are the links to President Monson's talks if you would like to listen to a Prophet's voice:
I also have an invitation for all of you. The following link is the church's Easter video for this year. It is powerful. Please share it on every social media site that you have. Share it with the world. PLEASE share it. It will soften hearts and help people feel loved by their Father in Heaven and their Savior. It will help you have more of the light of Christ in your life. I promise.
I love you all!!! 

Elder Carruth 

PS - Happy 50th Mom!!! And Happy 56th Dad!!