June 10, 2014
These weeks are going by so fast! I can’t believe how fast they are going! I’m working hard but I’m not sure what to share with y’all!
On Monday the 2nd we went to a cave south of Firth. It’s called 40 horse cave. We had a sweet hike and got to hang out in the cave. I brought my ukulele and played a little with another Elder who knows how to play. There were two sisters from the islands and they started dancing. Then some Elders asked if they would teach them and by the end we had a Hawaiian dance performance!!!! It was so fun being a part of the fun.
On Thursday we went to the Temple with a recent convert named Makala Spring. Elder Downey and his companion helped her be baptized and we were able to invite Elder Downey to come with us to do baptism for the dead. It was so great seeing this young woman participate in a sacred ordnance for the loved ones of the family that helped her come to Christ. It was a very sweet and spiritual day.
Friday we had MLC. (Mission Leadership Counsel) The big thing we did there was recreate the Standard of Excellence!!! Our new goal is "Every companionship baptizes 2 people every month!" That is double what we have been doing! It’s incredible what the Lord can do as he works threw his messengers and inspires the hearts and minds of his people. We also have a new recitation. Its D&C 64:33-34. It’s an awesome missionary scripture and is one that can apply to everybody in so many ways!!!
“Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great. Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind; and the willing and obedient shall eat the good of the land of Zion in these last days.”
This last Sunday, the 8th, was Elder Olson’s birthday and we had a blast. The family we had dinner with, the Mcques, had a big fancy dinner and carrot cake! They have 3 kids, 13, 10 and 8. They were a hoot! So fun! Then Monday we went to Yellowstone and had so much fun!!! We saw Elk, Buffalo, and a Bear!!!! I got within 50 feet of the bear. Not because I walked towards it, but because he ran my way! It was crazy!!! So cool!!! haha Our Heavenly Father has given us an incredible place to live. I am so grateful for all my Heavenly Father has given me.