Monday, June 14, 2010

This week was a really awesome week, especially the end part. We had another good week with lots of lessons and that sort of thing. Then yesterday after church, one of the assistants to the mission president, Elder Palmer, came with us for the day. He is going home in a couple weeks so he is spending a day with half a dozen different companion ships. We were super excited for him to come with us. We only got to work with him for the afternoon and evening, but we got a lot of work done and the spirit at all the lessons was amazing. Elder Palmer is a super missionary. We started off by visiting a member. It turns out that he was about to give up on trying to convert his mom but the spirit really helped him want to keep on trying. After that we went to a lesson that we had scheduled. We could only stay for a couple of minutes but we have a return appointment tonight for a longer visit. It went really well for the short time we were there. After that we went down the street and talked to people and knocked on doors. Almost every contact was positive in one way or another. A couple people let down their guard when we thought they might not. We met a girl that has been taught by missionaries before and was super excited to see us. We have an appointment with her on Wednesday. Everything we did turned out well. We all learned a lot in the short time that we worked together. From this experience I was re-taught how the spirit can teach so much better than anything else, in our own personal problems as well as the lives of others. We set some goals to improve in the next week and I know that we will accomplish them. It was a really awesome experience.
Randy and his two kids are set to be baptized on Saturday. They are coming back from Michigan. So as soon as they are back we are going to finish up teaching them and then they'll be baptized. Its so exciting to see people accept the gospel and change their lives.
Quote: "The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best medicine for despair is service. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired."
-President Gordon B. Hinckley
Elder Palmer gave us that quote. I know its true. I know that Gordon B. Hinckley was truly the prophet of God at that time and that Thomas S. Monson is now the prophet of God on the earth.
I love you all so much and hope for the best. Keep up the good work and stay awesome.
Elder Gray

PS Good job on medaling in the Summer Games Justin. Erik, good job for keeping pushing. And dad, I'm jealous of your halibut ;) LoL

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