HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! It is so weird that it is 2016 now. I can't even comprehend it right now. I have so much to do and so little time!!! AHHHHHH. But you are all doing awesome. Lets do good work this year. What are some goals you all have set? Mum Dad don't tell me what will happen in 2020, I don't even want to figure out what will happen next year!!!
It sounds as though you have all just partied for the past few months! Hahaha good on ya. We need to relax every once in a while.
Well as for my week. It has been fantastic. I really enjoyed it, even though it was hectic. It almost seems as though every week is hectic. But no matter. The week started out great. We were able to find loads of people. I had so much finding this week. I normally have fun anyway, but this week for some reason I was just really happy. I have been trying to listen more as I talk to people and it is just so much easier to talk to people. I have seen that Heavenly Father has guided Elder Hultgren and I to people and we have been able to respond to questions and concerns. We have found loads of people but not too many of them have gone anywhere. We are hoping that we start progressing many of them here soon.
We set up quite a few return appointments with loads of potentials who seem pretty solid. We are going to see one today named Mary. We found Mary knocking and she has had missionaries over in the past and says she was about to get baptized but then moved away and hadn't seen missionaries for a long time! It was great. That was really cool to hear. I know that we were placed in each others paths for that exact reason. Mary needs the gospel in her life. Well everyone does...but she is ready for it.
We haven't seen Dawn for a little while now either because she has been so busy and we have been so busy. But we are seeing herand we will reschedule her for the end of January. She is so good. She is just so willing and wanting to know if Heavenly Father is there. I know all will go well. I think that is key with anyone looking for an answer. We need to have a sincere heart and real intent like Moroni exhorts us to have. I know that with any questions we have we will be answered if we have a sincere heart and real intent. James B. Martino said "God does answer our prayers about the truthfulness of the gospel, but He answers them when we have a sincere heart and real intent, He does not answer just to respond to our curiosity". Something to think about.
Oh goodness, James. He is so funny. James has the greatest desire! He is really knowledgeable but at the same time learns very slowly. James has been confused with a lot of things and has had a hard life. But we are slowly seeing a change in Him. It may take time but it is coming.
I have really been thinking about the Plan of Salvation this past week. We have taught it quite a bit. It has been on my mind lately. I am so grateful that we have the knowledge that we do of the Plan of Salvation. Just knowing that we will be able to live with each other again and that we will be able to live in Gods presence again. I know that it is true. I am so grateful that we have this experience on Earth to learn and grow and it seriously is a blessing that Heavenly Father has given us. He has created this perfect plan for us because He loves us and I know that it is true. If you don't know it is true. Search it, Ponder it, and then Ask Heavenly Father about it. I promise that you will get an answer. I sure have got an answer. I love you all and hope you are all well. If you need anything please let me know. This work is true.
God be with you till we meet again. On our way. #10sof1000s. HE LIVES
Love, Elder Tyler Rife