Monday, August 26, 2013

The Work in Albertson, North Carolina - Week 8

Written by Elder Dallin Remund, currently serving in the Virginia Chesapeake Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaking Spanish.

Hello everyone!

How are y'all doing? Well this week was GREAT! We are still trying to find some people to regularly teach. We've been doing a lot of tracting as well as working with the members in the area to find people! It can get difficult out here in the country sometimes! There's lots of Hispanics in our area, but meeting regularly can be kind of hard because they're out working in the fields a lot! But we are praying and holding faith and we are going to do everything we can to find people who are ready for the gospel!

This Friday, I got to go on an exchange with one of the Zone Leaders, Elder Seastrand, in Goldsboro! He's from Taylorsville, Utah, and he actually sang in one of Mr. Thorpe's community choirs up at Westminster during my senior year! Haha! We had a great time on the exchange and we taught two people. One of them was a non-member that had questions about why there are so many religions and what he needs to do to make it to Heaven! We DEFINITELY had some answers for him! Haha. It went great. The other lesson was with a man struggling with the Word of Wisdom. It's so sad when people want to quit smoking or drinking, but they don't know how to. We had a good talk, and I think that the missionaries there can really help them.

This weekend, we had stake conference and an Elder from the Sixth Quorum of the Seventy came and spoke. President and Sister Baker were there too and gave great thoughts! Elder Mund from the Seventy spoke on Sunday morning about the Holy Ghost. It was one of the most powerful talks I have heard in a while. How amazing is it that God gave us the gift to have one of the members of the Godhead to be continually with us! He brings peace, clarity, and comfort to the soul. Jesus Christ said he will not leave us comfortless! That Spirit is the comfort we need each and every day!

I finished reading "Our Heritage," one of the books we get to bring out to the field. It gives basic details of the Restoration all the way to where we are now as a church. My testimony of this gospel has increased so much and I can't explain how amazing it is to be where I am right now. We are SO blessed to have the gospel all around the world! I have a deep appreciation in my heart for the early church leaders and pioneers!

This gospel is true and it is wonderful! Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. Jesus Christ lives. And the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church on the earth today!

Con amor, (with love)

Elder Remund

End of Transfer #1 in North Carolina

Yee haw!

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