Monday, January 10, 2011

Treasure up the words of life!

It has been a good week.
Tuesday, I went on exchange with Elder Bamrick** (he is the one who kicked me out of Syracuse).  He is not allowed to go tracting because of his leg, so we had a whole list of people to see.  We tought two lessons with members (Jaymie and a new investigator Roger).  It was good to talk to him about Syracuse.  I miss the place!
Thursday, we met with Hope and talked about church since she has not come in awhile.  Said she might be able to now, since things are getting a bit better (court case, car accidents, ect.).  It is frustrating when they are ready, but trails happen.  I guess the Lord sees fit that she was have a trial of her faith before being baptized. 
We have also been seeing a lot of less actives (expecialy since are numbers are so small now and they are finding it difficult to find people who can fill callings).  But we only have 144 people on the branch list, and most have been visited or we can not find.
Yesterday (as we were shoveling the sidewalk at the church before the services), Branch President (President Colbert) asked me if I could speak becuase the one assigned was sick.  Nothing like that to get your heart pounding.  But it was amazing, because I got up there, and spoke about God's love through the Restoration of the Gospel and words came to my mind and scriptures came to my lips (ones that I do not have memorized).  It was a testimony to me of the power of God.  Tresure up the words of life!
We had Jaymie show up to church!  That was exciting.  She could only stayed for Sacrament.
It was SO cold yesterday.  I can stand snow and rain and sun, but wind... we don't get along to well.  Luckily it was in the 20's, but it was windy and snowing.  Nothing like walking door to door for a couple of hours in that.  I decided I like the summer, 90's and 80% humidity.
I hope you all have a good week.  I love you and miss you all.  

Transfer calls are this Saturday.  It will be intersting to see what happens!
Elder Shurtz