Wednesday, April 8, 2015


The weather this week has been absolutely amazing! Loved being able to walk around without a coat, and enjoying every minute of it haha! Well, just a fun little tidbit, I learned a new word this morning!! It is "Bewray"(I think that's how you spell it haha). Go look it up! I thought it was interesting. Not like I'm going to use it in my everyday speech, but I thought it was kinda cool!!

J is doing good! He loves coming to church, and he invited is girlfriend to come to church with us! She said she would, but it'll be in a couple weeks cause she is a gymnastics coach and they have competitions the next couple weeks. The "Epic U-turn guy" has disappeared. Haven't seen him since that day, and he hasn't called us either.... But, we did talk to a really cool guy named B that is super interested in learning about the church! We didn't set up an appointment, he did! And that never happens! Other than that, we have been tracting and street contacting out the wazoo.... Hardly taught any lessons this week. Most people when we knock on their door say "we already have our own church" and when we try to tell them that the message we have to share isn't denomination specific, but that any christian would love it, they just say "not interested" and close the door. I think my favorite response is when people talk to us for a bit, say all the things i just mentioned, so we offer to leave them with a card that has the link to the Easter video (which is awesome, by the way. It's called "Because of him") they tell us they will just tear it up and throw it away. Why people are like that, I don't know, especially when they claim to be strong in their faith in Jesus Christ, which is all that the video talks about.
As far as referrals from members, we have run them completely dry. every once in a while they have someone that they want us to see, but other than that, not so much haha! Church this week was amazing though! Completely focused in every aspect on the Atonement of Jesus Christ! Super powerful lessons and talks! And on the way to church we listened to General Conference tapes form 1998, and J loved them! He loves listening to the speakers. He constantly says "Now, these guys have a whole lot of wisdom. They've been around the block for a while, haven't they?" 
Well, aside from that, nothing has really happened...

Quotes for the week (I've got a lot more this time!)
-"Every challenge you face, every hard thing you confront, every bad thing that happens to you, every unfairness, every conflict, every sadness, tragedy, every disappointment and heartache, every temptation and every opposition happens for 1 purpose only: to give you opportunity to respond by applying in your life the teachings of Jesus." - Lawrence E. Corbridge
-talking about the Book of Mormon- "No wicked man could write such a book as this, and no good man would write it, unless it were true and he were commanded of God to do so." - Jeffrey R. Holland "Safety for the Soul"
- "Friendship is a sacred possession." - President David O. Mckay
- "Spiritual needs can be met only by spiritual means."- President David O. Mckay
- "Suppose for a moment someone told you these three facts about a New Testament personality and nothing more: first, the Savior said of this man, “O thou of little faith” ( Matthew 14:31 ); second, this man, in a moment of anger, cut off an ear of the high priest’s servant; and third, this man denied knowing who the Savior was on three occasions, even though he had walked with Him daily. If that is all you knew or focused upon, you might have thought this man a scoundrel or a no-good, but in the process you would have failed to come to know one of the greatest men who ever walked the earth: Peter the Apostle.
Similarly, attempts have been made by some to focus upon or magnify some minor weaknesses of the Prophet Joseph Smith, but in thatprocess they too have missed the mark, the man, and his mission. Joseph Smith was the Lord’s anointed to restore Christ’s Church to theearth." - Tad R. Callister
- "An invitation that is born of our love for others and for the Lord Jesus Christ and our desire for the happiness of these friends and family members will never be seen as offensive or judgmental." - Jeffrey R. Holland
- "30  But this much I can tell you, that if ye do not watch yourselves, and your thoughts, and your words, and your deeds, and observe the commandments of God, and continue in the faith of what ye have heard concerning the coming of our Lord, even unto the end of your lives, ye must perish. And now, O man, remember, and perish not." - Mosiah 4:30
- "Good leaders, like good parents, take action because of love. When they act in love, the Spirit will guide them and help them understand that each person requires unique care to help them gain the joy of life lived in the Lord’s way." - Russel M. Nelson
- "A knowledge of truth and the answers to our greatest questions come to us as we are obedient to the commandments of God." - Thomas S. Monson
- "In the Church we talk about being called to positions and set apart to teach Sunday School or in other priesthood auxiliaries. The priesthood sometimes prides itself with having the power to do the teaching. They don’t come near the power that’s given to a mother. The greatest teaching in the Church is done by the mothers." - Boyd K. Packer
- "The essence of the Lord’s work is changing, turning, and purifying hearts through covenants and ordinances performed by proper priesthood authority." - David A. Bednar
Hope all is well back home! Love and miss you loads!
Elder Carter V

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