Monday, March 23, 2015

Hey everyone.
This week has been really interesting and fun! There have been a lot of really
wacky things that have happened.  We met a lady who speaks English and
invited us to come over so that her students can learn about something
meaningful.  She's only 27 and apparently going to America soon.  It
was my first lesson ever in English so it was really weird to try and do it
that way.  It was really good and I felt the spirit super strongly.
It kind of got me down that I do the exact same thing in Armenian and nothing
happens.  I was thinking about if it was a mistake that I had been sent
here because it was so much better in English, but I realized that's why it's
so important for me to stay and that's why I was called here.  Really hard
to explain over email but it just helped me realize I need to master this
language in every way so that I can have that same conviction! I have had a lot
of humbling experiences lately personally, which have already impacted
me.  It's super important to be receptive to the spirit and to be humble
enough to receive correction and have enough faith to actually act upon
it.  It's a really big blessing to be here and I love it.  We had two
baptisms fall through which sucked.  But, one of the elders here said that
maybe it's God just telling us they need a little more time to prepare, which
brings up the attribute of patience.  Patience is the best. You can learn
so much from it if you are open to it.  It's been a super big blessing
here in this mission and in my life.  I read a scripture a couple days ago
that has really stuck with me, Alma 60:36 36 Behold, I am
Moroni, your chief captain. I seek not for power, but to pull it
down. I seek not for honor of the world, but for the glory of my God,
and the freedom and welfare of my country. And thus I close mine epistle.

As long as we are doing everything for the Glory of God, everything will work out.  It's an amazing attribute to have, to be humble enough to say, I know that I am
nothing in the site of God's eyes and everything that I can do is a blessing
from him, and I know that if I call on his name in Faith he will help me grow
my faith and help others grow there's.  Another quick scripture that was
insane, DC 1:21 says that the commandments are given to us to grow our faith.
 Anyway, hope all of you are having an awesome time and praying for
spiritual gifts and Christ like attributes, but remember we have to do our part
first and then we can ask! DC 9... love you all, thank you for all of your

 Armenia - Vanadzor

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