Thursday, August 27, 2015

New Companion

Aug 17, 2015

Hello Everyone, this week has been a pretty good week. My new companion is Elder Bowden. He is a cool guy! We have been getting along well so far. Its been a lot of fun! He is from Oregon a small town called Banks. It is pretty close to Portland. I have really enjoyed serving with him so far. Jamal is supposed to get baptized this weekend, but he has been backing out a little today. We aren't sure what is going on for him right now. He is 14, and just maybe a little nervous. The week was pretty good. We had a few meetings, taught a few people, and planned for the new transfer on Friday. We had to plan exchanges and type up information for MLC on Tuesday. 
This week we have MLC on Tuesday from 9 to 5. Then we have interviews with President Jensen on Wednesday. I love interviews we just get to sit and talk with President Jensen its great. 
This week we have a few good lessons planned out. We will be teaching Michael he is a sweet guy. His wife is a little apprehensive, but she is willing to be baptized if she knows that the Church is true. This week has been a little stressful we are trying to help motivate then zone. We aren't living up to our potential here in Iowa City. Hopefully we can help the zone get motivated to work harder so the Lord can bless us. People just want to sit around and not exercise their faith and hope that they will just have blessings fall out of the sky. That can happen, but generally speaking we have to exercise our faith and work hard. A line from a song has been flowing through my head lately "sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven" from Praise to the Man. That line rings very true to me. Nothing easy is worth it. Salvation isnt cheap or easy. Christ suffering for us wasn't easy, it was cheap, but it was worth it to Heavenly Father. We are all worth it to our Heavenly Father.  
15 And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father! 
Doctrine and Covenants 18:15
I know that this is Christ Church and I love telling it to the people in Iowa. I hope your all doing well. Have a good week be safe! 
-Elder Lords

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