Here is a story to illustrate how tired I truly am: I turned on the Tub midday to clean it and forgot I turned it on and 3.5 hours later I remembered. Thank the heavens it had a safety drain...
29 And it came to pass as they smote us with a rod, behold, an aangel of the Lord came and stood before them, and he spake unto them, saying: Why do ye smite your younger brother with a rod? Know ye not that the Lord hath chosen him to be a bruler over you, and this because of your iniquities? Behold ye shall go up to Jerusalem again, and the Lord will cdeliverLaban into your hands.
30 And after the aangel had spoken unto us, he departed.
31 And after the angel had departed, Laman and Lemuel again began to amurmur, saying: How is it possible that the Lord will deliver Laban into our hands? Behold, he is a mighty man, and he can command fifty, yea, even he can slay fifty; then why not us?
It is crazy how quickly Laman and Lemuel murmured after seeing an angel with their own eyes. Dont be like that. BE HUMBLE AND WILLING TO ACCEPT THE LORDS WILL!
Me and a Russian Elder, Elder Affleck of Sandy, Utah, knocked into a woman this week. She is in her 50's and loves the Pope. We will see if it goes anywhere.
31 O Lord, my heart is exceedingly sorrowful; wilt thou comfort my soul in Christ. O Lord, wilt thou grant unto me that I may have strength, that I may suffer with patience these afflictions which shall come upon me, because of the iniquity of this people.
32 O Lord, wilt thou comfortmy soul, and give unto me success, and also my fellow laborers who are with me—yea, Ammon, and Aaron, and Omner, and also Amulek and Zeezrom, and also my two sons—yea, even all these wilt thou comfort, O Lord. Yea, wilt thou comfort their souls in Christ.
33 Wilt thou grant unto them that they may have strength, that they may bear their afflictions which shall come upon them because of the iniquities of this people.
Pray for comfort, just like Alma, and you will get it. God will help us through our trials!
Yeah, it is fixing to be a COLD March (possibly -13 F)
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.
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.
Book of Mormon is a very good book. I love the change that was took place in Zeezrom. I love these verses:
6 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.
7 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
I AM TIRED. I woke up at 2, 3, and 5 this morning ahh this is normal ahhhh.
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.
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 5 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 things, suffering all manner of afflictions, being
persecuted by all those who did not belong to the church of God.