Monday, February 19, 2018

Week #97

Latvia is gonna get cold!

Yeah, it is fixing to be a COLD March (possibly -13 F)

LAST TRANSFER.

I AM TIRED.

Nothing to crazy this week. Just happy to be here.

Got transferred back to my old area across the river in Riga. I will be serving with the BRIT, Elder Wright. I will speak the Queens English when I get home. ((Get Excited))

37 Now my brethren, we see that God is mindful of every people, whatsoever land they may be in; yea, he numbereth his people, and his bowels of mercy are over all the earth. Now this is my joy, and my great thanksgiving; yea, and I will give thanks unto my God forever. Amen. 

Great verse out of Alma 26. God is mindful of all of us.

LOVE YOU ALL.

Week #96

Hi

Would it be possible to buy a full #Leather suit? I need one of those. So does Elder Anderson.

I got a new suit for 3 Euro last week (blessing) all my other suits are RIPPIN at the seems. Literally.

Also I bought a very nice #Leather jacket. I like #Leather.

Money cannot buy love, but it can buy #Leather and that is enough for ME.

We met with our Nigerian investigator this week and he is PROGRESSING woo HOO and I am happy about that. He  is reading the Book of Mormon in Ẹ̀KỌ́ ÀTI ÀWỌN MÁJẸ̀MÚ. HE IS A GOOD MAN.

Anyway.

Book of Mormon is a very good book. I love the change that was took place in Zeezrom. I love these verses:

And it came to pass that Zeezrom was astonished at the words which had been spoken; and he also knew concerning the blindness of the minds, which he had caused among the people by his lying words; and his soul began to be harrowed up under a consciousness of his own guilt; yea, he began to be encircled about by the pains of hell.
And it came to pass that he began to cry unto the people, saying: Behold, I am guilty, and these men are spotless before God. And he began to plead for them from that time forth; but they reviled him, saying: Art thou also possessed with the devil? And they spit upon him, and cast him out from among them, and also all those who believed in the words which had been spoken by Alma and Amulek; and they cast them out, and sent men to cast stones at them.
If you do not remember, he was the main accuser of Alma and Amulek. The spirit worked on him and he became the person trying to save them. WOO HOO
Love you all

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Week #95

Hi

Guess what? 

I AM TIRED. I woke up at 2, 3, and 5 this morning ahh this is normal ahhhh. 

Oh well.

Week was good. We have a cool Nigerian investigator with a Baptismal date. WOO HOO

I am having a good morning so far. I have been Indexing because I got very few emails this week... (I promise that was not passive-aggressive, just stating a fact(sorry if I offended you)). 

I have been indexing some South African Death Certificates. 

I love the Book of Mormon and really like the wording in Alma 36:21:

 Yea, I say unto you, my son, that there could be nothing so exquisite and so bitter as were my pains. Yea, and again I say unto you, my son, that on the other hand, there can be nothing so exquisite and sweet as was my joy.

Alma described both his pain and his joy as Exquisite. He, therefore, felt great urgency to proclaim the Gospel to all the world. I really enjoy that.

Love you all. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Week #94

HI

We had Zone Conference this week. It was fun. We talked about Faith to Find. I NEED MORE OF IT. I AM RUNNING OUT OF TIME.

I sleep in a queen bed now so I am a *little less tired.

We had multiple meetings with Invesigators this week so that is NICE. We had one investigator at church yesterday which was good.

The Branch had changed since I have been here. Cool to see how the Lord blesses the faithful members all throughout the world. 

A Cameroonian got got Baptized on Saturday here.

33 Behold, he sendeth an invitation unto all men, for the arms of mercy are extended towards them, and he saith: Repentand will receive you.

Alma 5:33. He will receive us on condition of our Repentance! HE IS EXTENDING HIS ARMS OF MERCY ALWAYS. He loves us.

Love you all.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Week #93

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN CRAZY.

There was an emergency transfer and I am in a new area with new companions.

Any guesses as to where I am and who I am with?

You guessed it. 

RIGA CENTER SOUTH with ELDER ANDERSEN and ELDER MALMROSE.

This will be my 12 transfer in RCS and my transfer with Elder Andersen.

Me and Elder Andersen have now served together in Riga Center South in 2016, 2017, and 2018. 

THAT HAS TO BE A RECORD.

Anyway, we (the three of us) knocked into a 30 year old lady who is really into photography, traveling, ancient Indian tradition, and talking in a high pitch voice. SHE WAS TIGHT. I hope we can meet with her again. She took the Book of Mormon and will maybe read it. 

BTW I am very excited about President Nelson, Oaks, and Eyring. I loved the Press Conference. He is the Prophet of God.

I read Mosiah 26 this yesterday and this verse stuck out:

38 And now all these things did Alma and his fellow laborers do who were over the church, walking in all diligence, teaching the word of God in all thingssuffering all manner of afflictions, being 
persecuted by all those who did not belong to the church of God.

BE GOOD EXAMPLES love you all.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Week #92

WOO HOO

I love floorball. 

This is Mosiah 15:5-7. I much enjoyed these verses this week.

And thus the flesh becoming subject to the Spirit, or the Son to the Father, being one God, suffereth temptation, and yieldeth not to the temptation, but suffereth himself to be mocked, and scourgedand cast out, and disowned by his people.
And after all this, after working many mighty miracles among the children of men, he shall be led, yea, even asIsaiah said, as sheep before the shearer is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.
Yea, even so he shall be led, crucifiedand slain, the fleshbecoming subject even unto death, the will of the Son being swallowed up in the will of the Father.
It has been a bit of a rough week, but HEY we all have those and I am gonna be stronger from it. The Lord is with us in times trouble, never forget that.
We have a couple of new investigators that I will talk about later on. Hopefully things go well with them. 
Elder Cooley is the best.
LOVE YOU ALL.

Week #91

I am tired. WHAT IS NEW LOL.

Life is good.

I will stay with Elder Cooley in Ilguciems. We will most likely *kill each other off. YAY

Read Mosiah 4 this week please. It is really good and insightful.

How are all of you? I am tired.

Brethren, let us examine our lives and determine to follow the Savior’s 
example by being kind, loving, and charitable. And as we do so, we will 
be in better position to call down the powers of heaven for ourselves, 
for our families, and for our fellow travelers in this sometimes difficult 
journey back to our heavenly home. so pray in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord, amen.

This is the last thing our Prophet, Thomas S. Monson, said in General Conference.

BE EXAMPLES BY FOLLOWING THE SAVIORS EXAMPLE.

Love you all.