Monday, July 6, 2009

"This church is a way that Heavenly Father can put a little piece of heaven here on earth"

Everything is going awesome here. We have had another awesome week. Another Baptism! It was hot again this week but it wasn't too bad. A lot of times we will be soaked with sweat and dripping when we are on bikes but the Lord is helping a lot. Its' still way fun. We are on bikes half of the week and we have the car the other half. My companion and I get along really good. As far as personalities go, we are way different. But it still works out. The key thing is to forget about the things that just don't matter. It was real hard at first but throughout the month it has gotten a lot easier. It still is hard sometimes but all those little things are forgotten pretty quick when I don't make a big deal out of them. It has made all the difference.

We had a nice 4th of July. We went to a couple different barbecues and had a pretty relaxed day. Lots of food. They were shooting off fireworks at the base so we got to watch a little bit of fireworks on our way home. I don't know if I mentioned this in previous letters but the base is just about a stones throw away from our apartment. So we got a good view of the show.

On Sunday we baptized Sister Meyer. She has one of the strongest testimonies that I have ever seen in a recent convert. She is awesome. She will also keep her husband on track, as all women do, I'm sure;) In her baptismal interview, she said that she feels like this church is a way that Heavenly Father can put a little piece of heaven here on the earth. She has a very sweet spirit. She was beaming the whole time at her baptism. Her husband is pretty funny. When we invited the kids to come up close to the font for the baptism, he hopped right up there to watch. They are an awesome family.

I got teach The Restoration all by myself to two airmen the other day. Elder Smith was teaching the gospel principles class. I was nervous but as soon as I started talking all the nervousness went away. It went really well. The spirit was strong and they had plenty of questions. The spirit does amazing things and helps so much. I couldn't have done the lesson without it.

The Lord has really us with so much. I can fee all your prayers. I pray for you guys too. I am the happiest I have ever been when I'm out doing the Lord's work. It's hard sometimes but at the end of the day it is awesome to look back and see what we did. Have fun and stay out of trouble. Love you all.

Elder Gray

P.S. Thanks for the letters and everything. That would be nice to use that camelback so that would be great if you could send that.

P.S.S. Hey one more thing I forgot to mention in my letter. I have been thinking that I need to start writing in my journal again but I never took the time. Then I got your letter dad, and it really motivated me to start doing it again. I wrote in it yesterday. Thanks :)

1 comment:

  1. We love reading your news Elder Gray! The time is swiftly passing:) Elder Dallin Tavoian will have his farewell this week end in our Cedar View Ward. Elder Lunt just returned from Tulsa, OK and did an awesome job speaking. Elder Bryce Klumpp will going to the MTC to serve soon. He'll also serve in the Tulsa mission. Elder Cameron Roy is having a wonderful time in Switzerland and Germany. The Church is True!!!! Love-Sister Roy