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, March 20, 2016
March 6, 2016
March 6, 2016
Well this week has been good. It has been a busy, but good week. We went to the temple Tuesday with all the departing missionaries. That was great! Then on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we transfer planned. We are preparing for transfer week now. Wednesday we will pick up the new missionaries around 1 p.m. It is a lot of fun to welcome the new missionaries off the plan. This week we taught a few people, but we didn't get a ton of time in our area. Only a few hours each night. Then Friday Elder Banta got really bad food poisoning. So we spent the evening in the apartment. He slept and ran to the bathroom, and I cleaned. I felt bad for Elder Banta. He is doing good now.
This week we talked with a really cool girl named Holla. Holla is a 16 year old girl from Sudan. She came to church this Sunday and loved it. Her mom, and sister were planning, but didn't make it and she came on her own. She is super smart. We taught her shortly after church with our Ward Mission Leader. It was awesome! She has such a good desire. She will be a great member of the church! We had a great Testimony meeting today. A bunch of the converts bore there testimonies. The spirit was very strong. I am so gratful for the joy that comes from living the gospel. Nothing can replace it. I am so grateful for the opportunity that we all have to change, and become clean through the atonement of Christ. The atonement covers all. It is infinite. It covers all. We can be made clean, so that we can return to live with God. 3 Nephi 27:19-20
19 And no unclean thing can enter into his kingdom; therefore nothing entereth into his rest save it be those who have washed their garments in my blood, because of their faith, and the repentance of all their sins, and their faithfulness unto the end.
20 Now this is the commandment: Repent, all ye ends of the earth, and come unto me and be baptized in my name, that ye may be sanctified by the reception of the Holy Ghost, that ye may stand spotless before me at the last day.
Have a good week! Love you all!
That is the picture of our new truck. Probably my first and last time driving a brand new truck for awhile haha!