Tuesday, August 30, 2011

William's August 30th Letter

Emily's Baptism in July

2011 August 30
My week was good; we had a 2 baptisms and conformations, and lots of lessons. with. An elder had to go home, he'll be gone for six months then come back. He was disappointed when he got the call but he is sure to come back, we haven’t had too many super exciting experiences but it's very nice here in Garland, Utah. Everyone is nice, and we are moving into a nicer apartment in a week or so.
The high school here has a water polo team, the sport seems intense it’s like rugby and wrestling in the water, interesting stuff.
The Holy Ghost is very important, it is a gift of God that is most versatile, he abides with you no matter what and has a lot of uses, he guides you on a path of righteousness, and also to the best choices in life, he will comfort when we are in need of comfort, he teaches us the truth of all things, whether it be the gospel or the answer to a simple question.  He will warn of what is to come, and call to remembrance that which has come. But you must listen to him or he will temporally cease to assist you not leave you just not help you. If ye open your mouth to speak and he fillith it, then speak that which he hath placed there, if you ignore it and try to go on your own path, he will cease to fill your mouth and you will discover your weakness in that moment.  Rely wholly on the Spirit and he will guide you to the Celestial Kingdom. ( I tried to do scripture talk but it was a ramble. The point is, listen to the Spirit and you'll be fine, and if you don't want to you might still be fine, but you’ll probably fall all over yourself)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

William's August 23rd Letter

2011 August 23
This week was good; we talked with Elder Bednar, and Elder Scott! Both very good talks, not what we expected but very nice. Elder Koozer is from California and he has been out 11 months. My apartment is nice but we will be moving soon to a nicer one. We have had great lessons with investigators; all of them are solid for baptism.   I'll send you some pictures, they are really good. I don't have a whole lot to say, but I love you guys!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

William's August 16th Letter

2011 August 16
My week has been fine. We picked up several new dates, all of them are solid. I've been working out every morning, its good exercises. We started teaching a guy who had his records removed when he was 14 and has notice that his life has gone downhill since and is making a comeback. One of the big things he remembers about when he was a member is FHE. So that is very important. We had 3 baptisms on Saturday. At one we met a Sister Pond...... she was very nice and had ties to Kettle Falls by the name of Larry Dickey. So that was fun we could be having dinner with them soon. We also met someone else from Colville, forget her name. It is nice to meet people form back home. We are trying to eat right but it’s not working so well. I am improving though. Love you all lots!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

William's August 9th Letter

Serving with Elder Barney

2011 August 9
My week was awesome. First  day of the new transfer, just  over the mountains from my old
area, we went back to Clarkston for the Martin Harris  pageant, with Bro and Sis. Harris, Sis.
Harris likes puns. She came up with one for our  last name. DIVIS A MINUTE, it is clever, but it
got old fast.  The pageant was good; I enjoyed it quite a bit. We go to the gym every day
and lift, I am a lot weaker then I was in high school. Hopefully I will be here long enough to
get in  shape. The area is bigger in geographical terms, but there are only 2 stakes. We
have had a few lessons this week, and 3 baptisms coming up, little kids and we just picked
up a new gator who is set on baptism and temple marriage, they’re going to wait the year
after... we think that will make chastity hard but her and her boyfriend (prospective fiancé)
don't live together, and her mom said she’d pay for tuition if she didn't get married, so we’ll
see what happens. We went to a lesson where atravelling saleswoman (door to door) lives.
She was African American, and she was a hoot! Wish I placed one with her. She was selling
a do it all organic no acidic cleaner, it really works good, my companion Elder Koozer almost
opened a bottle and would of had to buy it! Oh man I would have laughed. I like this area a
lot. Our dl came over Monday so we could go to Logan together, now we are
here and have no way to get back..... yet. Pray for us!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

William's August 2nd Letter

2011 August 2nd
I am getting transferred to Garland, over the mountains. My week was great, we had lessons with everyone, had a baptism on Wednesday, it was great. Thursday we had a splits with Garet it was great.  I’m going to say good bye to everyone here. We had a lesson with a Spanish family, only the dad, and the Spirit was so strong. They will get baptized, the mother was unsure, but felt good, and the father told her, do it if you feel it is right. They are and excellent family.  Oh yeah and we caught the goat we've been trying to get.
Sorry I will send pictures when I have the usb cord. I don't today, but I have a sweet one of us getting taken out by the attack dog!
Thanks for the pictures you sent, love you lots.
The gospels true!
See in 19 months and 5 days!