Monday, March 24, 2014

You can feel the urgency‏

Dear Family and friends!

I cannot to begin to tell how incredible of a week it was. It was full of highs and lows. I am mostly grateful for the highs but learned from the lows. We probably had one of the best weeks that we have had in awhile. I think I found out why I stay in areas for so long. It takes me a little bit to get in the groove of things. But it was really neat to see that prayer and fasting really does work. At the beginning of the month we fasted for more people to teach. This last week we found three new investigators that are ready. It was great because our two main investigators were out of town so we couldn't meet with them as much. So finding made this week the best. We are also excited for this week. Even though it is going to be another busy one with meetings and other things. It will be good. This next week is going to be the last time we have the sacrament until the 20th of April, because we have General Conference and then the next  week we have Stake Conference. So it will be pretty crazy. The main reason it is so wack is because we had the temple dedication. Everyone down here says it has been awhile since that has happened. It is going to be weird not taking the Sacrament for a couple of weeks. It always makes the weeks blend more. Not like they aren't already. 

One of the girls we met while going through this apartment complex looking for a less active member. We see her sitting on the steps leading up to the place. We went up to her and asked if we could say a prayer with her. She said she really needed it. After saying a prayer we found out that it was her first day on the job. She is cleaning old apartments that have been left vacant. The apartment complexes she work at are not the best. They are known for having some sketchy things happen there. So I can only imagine what she sees while cleaning them. We are now teaching her and she recently found out her boyfriend doesn't believe in God so she kicked him out so that is pretty funny. 

We were able to teach Makaila this week over Skype. She is super solid. She reminds me a lot of S when Elder W and I started teach her. She is ready and wants to get baptized really bad. She came to church yesterday and loved it and she can't wait to come to all three hours next week. She had to go home because of a family thing. But it was great to have someone there that the ward could befriend. 

Back to fasting we asked for more people to teach in return we were given a great feeling of urgency and strength to talk with everyone. It is cool to see that the Lord doesn't force you to do anything but he strengthens you according to your faith. He doesn't make things happen he allows us to help things happen. His greatest joy is to see us get a little closer to the person we can become. Which will be one day with him. 

With much love, 
Elder Wade   

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