Elder Josh Lords was called to serve in the Des Moines, Iowa LDS Mission. He reports to the Provo MTC July 16, 2014. He will serve for 2 years. We recently received word that Elder Lords will be coming home July 22, 2016! We cant wait! He will be giving his homecoming talk on Sunday, July 31.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Super busy Week!
November 16, 2015
This week was awesome. We taught a few really awesome people. Mackenzie passed her Baptismal interview and will be baptized this week. We are also helping to preparing Destiny, Kourtney, and Amareon to be interviewed this week. They should be baptized this coming Saturday, November 28th. We have been greatly blessed. We are also working hard with Caitlyns step farther and Sister. They are on date to be baptized December 12th. The work is great. On Tuesday we left Burlington at 7 a.m so we could be in Iowa City by 9 a.m for a MLC. MLC was good. We were trained on the new changes to Handbook 1 so that we will be in the loop on whats going on. We then took the information back to the missionaries in the Nauvoo Zone. We had Zone Training Meeting on Wednesday in Nauvoo. After Zone Training meeting we went on Exchanges with the Assistants, Elder Zabriskie and Elder Banta. We saw some cool miracles. We got soaked at one point. It rained hard for a little in Burlington. Wednesday there were high wind warning and storm warnings. We were careful, but we were able to work through the weather. We did get drenched running about a block to the car in a crazy downpour. Ill attach a picture.
We taught a few new people this week. We taught a man named Charles. He is 65 years old. He is and African-American from Mississippi. He is a very humble man. He left the Jehovah Witness church about a year ago. We taught him on Friday night and then again on Saturday. He has a strong desire to do what is right. He is retired and watches a lot of Football haha! He is a great man! We also taught a lady in her 20's. Her name is Chelsie. She is very humble. She desires to do what is right. Her mom got baptized in Davenport, Iowa about a year ago. We are excited to teach her as well. The work is going great here. We stay busy. Its awesome! We are in Macomb, Illinois today for exchanges and Pday. We are planning to go golfing. I am really excited for that.
I had a very cool experience this week. When we taught Charles I just kept feeling the love that our Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ have for Charles and all of us. A scripture kept coming to my mind.
44 If so, his faith and hope is vain, for none is acceptable before God, save the meek and lowly in heart; and if a man be meek and lowly in heart, and confesses by the power of the Holy Ghost that Jesus is the Christ, he must needs have charity; for if he have not charity he is nothing; wherefore he must needs have charity. Moroni 7:44. The greatest commandment is to love God and to love our fellowmen. Charity never faileth. I love you all!
Picture of Elder Zabriskie and myself after we got soaked. We were wet to the bone! haha!