Monday, February 15, 2016

Peacocks, Sheep Herders, Craig C. Christensen

Hello People!
What a great week. Update on ankle: getting better! :D
Alright, so for starters, yesterday, Elder Carmon and I were driving through this tiny little town named Wales, population: 350. Everybody is pretty much related so I have no idea how anybody gets married in this town. But as we were driving through this tiny little town, we all of a sudden saw these giant birds just walking through the road. Elder Carmon slammed on the brakes and we looked at them. They were peacocks! Why are there peacocks in the middle of Utah in this tiny little town? I have no idea why, but it was awesome! As we looked down the street we saw like ten more peacocks covering the road. We figured that there was probably like a prison break of peacocks so they just made a run for it. So if some day, peacocks run Utah, then you will all know the story of how and where the peacockcalypse started.
For the past couple months, we have been teaching these sheep herders, Orlando, Eduardo, and Ubaldo. We first met Orlando when his member friend, Miguel, invited him to church. Since then, Orlando, who is not a member has been the best missionary ever and has been inviting his friends to come to church too. This week we had an amazing lesson with them. We have invited Orlando to be baptized many times, but he doesn't want to offended family back in his country. These guys are out here alone, without their families. But he knows that it's important. As we were teaching hte gospel of Jesus Christ (faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, enduring to the end) we invited them to be baptized. Immediately, Eduardo started shaking his head in an affirmative "yes." Orlando gave us a similar answer as before. But the Spirit was super strong and we invited them to pray about it. I love these guys.
We had a huge mission meeting where Craig C. Christensen came and talked about the Spirit. He talked about the importance of recognizing the importance of the Spirit in the heart and in our mind and and connecting the two. I love it so much. It is really an incredible thing what the Spirit can and will teach us.
This work is so true. The Gospel is true. There's no way that it can't be. If you have questions, just read, pray, ask. That's it! It's that simple. You will receive an answer.
I love you all,
--Elder Pearson

1. Our Peacock Friends
2. All you got to do
3. Off to preach

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