Wednesday, April 8, 2015

False alarm hehe

So, I am still in VC, which means, unless something crazy happens, I will be here for another 3 months, maybe 4 1/2! Crazy! We do have to watch our miles, we keep track of them monthly. We are given a certain amount of miles for the month, and we thought it would be a good time to go to the towns around VC! 

So, I've done some thinking, and anyone that sends me something should send it to the mission home, just in case I get transfered, they will know and will send it to me. I'll send the address next week haha! I don't have it with me right now...

Alright everyone, I'm sure you don't need a reminder, but General Conference is coming up soon, and it's going to be AWESOME!!! I was listening to a talk by Elder Holland (I think) and he talked about what people used to do to hear a prophets voice. They would travel for miles, just at the chance of seeing the prophet. So many people came to hear Kind Benjamin that they couldn't all fit in the Temple, so they built a tower so that more could hear, and then they realized that there were still people so far away they couldn't hear him, despite being packed in super tight. The King had scribes write down his words and read them to those people. They brought tents so that they could just stay the night and hear his words the next day. After Christ's death, despite the persicution from the Roman's AND the Jews (which was practicaly everybody), when an Apostle was in town and called a "conference", hundreds came. And we, in this "dispensation of dispensations" get to sit at home on a couch in our PJ's wrapped in a blanket with our whole family, no matter where we are in the world, and we get to hear every word and get to rewind and review. Isn't this the coolest time to be alive?!?!

Well, J came to church this week, but S couldn't cause she went to New Orleans to visit his family. He still struggles with prophetic council, and not only today, but the stuff of ancient times. Long story short, he takes what he wants, and disposes with the rest. He sees the blessings of keeping the commandments that he does so he keeps doing those, but doesn't want to do keep those that he... well, doesn't want to keep.

The new Easter video is out! Check out !! It's awesome! super good!
Other than that....... there really isn't anything else going on here. Lots of finding, tracting, etc. Most people just aren't interested in watching a short 3 minute video about Jesus Christ that can only help build your faith in him, which I still find crazy. We did go to a Lutheran church on Thursday and watched a Passion play, called "He's Alive". It was something I have never experienced before, but it was kinda fun to meet the people there.
Well, here is a quote for the week. Just something to think about as we get closer to conference:
"35  And now, my beloved brethren, if this be the case that these things are true which I have spoken unto you, and God will show unto you, with power and great glory at the last day, that they are true, and if they are true has the day of miracles ceased?

36  Or have angels ceased to appear unto the children of men? Or has he withheld the power of the Holy Ghost from them? Or will he, so long as time shall last, or the earth shall stand, or there shall be one man upon the face thereof to be saved?

37  Behold I say unto you, Nay; for it is by faith that miracles are wrought; and it is by faith that angels appear and minister unto men; wherefore, if these things have ceased wo be unto the children of men, for it is because of unbelief, and all is vain." - Moroni 7:35-37

Love and miss you guys loads!!
Elder Carter V

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