Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Week 13 Teaching and Eating good!

Hey everyone!

The Gospel is great. We were able to attend the Salt Lake Temple this morning! The Spirit felt there is amazing. Such a beautiful place too.

It's been an awesome week. The members here are awesome and are such a blessing to us as missionaries. Just to put it in perspective for you.. There is a great member we have gotten to know in one of our wards, Jon Asay (Linden and Kasey's great uncle), and he told us that if a dinner appointment ever fell through (we eat at a member families house literally every night), to give him a call and he would take care of us. So the other night that exact thing happened. For some reason or another, getting an appointment for dinner fell through so we sent Jon a text. He responded "Where is your favorite place to eat? Where have you been wanting to go? Anywhere." So we decided Red Lobster. Being the great guy he is (he was at work and couldn't get off), he called Red Lobster, and bought us a $100 gift card and set up a reservation for us. We ate good :)

We have been teaching a 10 year old boy named Reese, since I've been here. His mom is less active and has some hard feelings towards the Church, but still lets us come over. We took him to Temple Square this last Saturday and had a great tour by a couple Sister Missionaries. Reese has ADHD, so he has a hard time focusing. The tour was really good though and kept his attention. He is afraid of water, so baptism literally scares him. It's a work in progress.

James has a job at the SLC airport, so it has been harder to meet with him. We are scheduled to meet with him tonight. He is still set on a baptismal date of January 1st, 2014.

We have been meeting with Ireland weekly, and are supposed to have a baptismal date set this Wednesday. Her grandfather (an active member) has gotten involved and is helping things move along. Her parents still show minimal or no support on our teaching, but let us come every week still.

Carrie Magdiel has been sick, and canceled this past week, but we have another appointment set this Wednesday. She is great and is very receptive to what we teach. 

Chris Pratt was out of town this last week, so we weren't able to meet with him Monday night like normal, but we are planning on meeting tonight at the Stake Presidents house.

We had the opportunity to speak in one of our Stake President's wards yesterday. We are always asked to speak on "Hastening the Work of Salvation" which is a great topic..

I love this Gospel. The joy that is brings is undeniable and amazing. I have come to such a love for the doctrine found in the scriptures. They are seriously awesome.

One more thing... if you have 15 min, watch this video. I love it! The Gospel is absolutely amazing!

Regardless of your circumstances, your personal history, or the strength of your testimony, there is room for you in this Church.

I hope you are all well at home :) You are all in my prayers!

-Elder Carroll

My favorite Scripture this week:  Mormon 9:21 Behold, I say unto you that whoso believeth in Christ, doubting nothing, whatsoever he shall ask the Father in the name of Christ it shall be granted him; and this promise is unto all, even unto the ends of the earth.

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