Monday, January 20, 2014

Sending Love from Duplin County, NC!

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

Hey y'all.

I had a really, really, really great week. Not just saying it either. This one was specifically fantastic!

As I may have mentioned before, the mission has raised its vision and goals for the amount of work we are doing. Elder Lovell and I have been setting higher goals and have been really involving the members in the work out here. With that has come a ton of miracles.

I'll share a couple highlights from this week.

Just this morning, we got a call from a Hispanic youth in our ward that wanted us to drive down and teach a friend who is struggling with an alcoholic mother in his home. He grew up in Australia and has an awesome accent. His name is C**. He is super humble and just a good kid. We shared with him the basics of what we teach and testified of how the gospel blesses families. As we spoke with him and bore testimony, the Spirit touched his heart and he started to cry. He accepted a date to be baptized on February 22nd. At the end of the lesson we all knelt down and he offered up a simple, powerful prayer. The Spirit was so strong.

The members this week have been super helpful. Inviting investigators into their homes, going out on exchanges, inviting us over for dinner and allowing us to teach them about missionary work. I would encourage all back at home to try and establish a good relationship with the missionaries in your ward and refer them over to people (non-members or less-active or whoever!) who need God's light in their lives. To go even a further step, invite those people to your house first and then invite the missionaries to teach them in your home. The Spirit is so much stronger in these situations and the work is blessed in the area. Even though they might not be ready, they won't forget the love you showed them.

I can't put into the right words how grateful I am for the Spirit and its touching influence in my life. I know that this gospel is true and that we'd all be a lot happier if we put it into the center of our lives.

I'll talk to y'all soon.

Con muchisimo amor,

Elder Remund

"Wherefore, let us be faithful to Him."

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