Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Awesome yet stressful!


First things first. A lot of missionaries say "Heller" here and it is super funny! I have officially been on my mission for 2 months! Sometimes it is hard to believe and other times it has definitely been 2 months!

This week was awesome yet stressful! We pretty much had our week booked up with service and meetings! We had a STM meeting which is where the zone gets together and the Zone Leaders give a training. We helped 2 people move furniture on Tuesday. We went to the Food Bank and did service for a few hours there like we usually do every WednesdayOn Thursday we had Zone Conference from 9-3! Yes the meeting was really that long! you get used to it when you're a missionary! We had District meeting Friday and then Helped the Hernandez Family, the only active members we have in our area, move out of the ward. It really sucks because they always let us stop by and get a drink or take a little break. We also helped them finish moving on Saturday morning.

This week we received a lot of revelation on what to focus on. Throughout all of the meetings we had, we talked about involving the members and working with less actives. I didn't know that the members really had that much importance in missionary work. When you think about it, The members are the ones become friends with those who are new to the church. Nobody wants to go to church alone. It is like school with no friends! Members are the fellow shippers of everyone we teach! We have a handful of less active members in our area! This week was super busy that we weren't able to see a lot of people but this week we are going to focus on taking members out with us everyday to see our investigators and less active members.

In case you didn't know, Elder Richard G. Scott passed away. That means that this weekend we will get 3 new apostles!?  Although it is sad to lose a member from the quorum of the 12, That means that the Lord is up to something...

We have the opportunity to hear from our Living Prophet this weekend. Every talk that will be given this weekend is directed by the Spirit!! They Quorumn of the 12 doesn't get together and talk about topics for General Conference. They all listen to the Spirit and end up on the same page! Is that cool or what? Do NOT miss conference!

If you have anyone that has been interested in the Gospel or has been asking about our religion, Invite them to watch Conference with you! There is no better way for them to feel the spirit than listening to our Prophet!

Thomas S. Monson is our Modern Day Living Prophet! I know that without a doubt! He receives revelation for the entire church. I know that your questions will be answered this weekend!

Find people who are interested in the Gospel! Give them a Book of Mormon or bear them your testimony! In Doctrine and Covenants Section 100:5-8 It talks about the spirit telling us what to say and what to do.

I invite everyone to read that scripture! If we live our lives in harmony with the gospel the Lord will bless us with his spirit! When we take the sacrament each week we renew our covenants and are cleansed of our sins. He promises us that we will have His spirit to be with us.

I came across a quote by President Ezra Taft Benson said; "For if the Book of Mormon is true, Then Jesus is the Christ, Joseph Smith was his Prophet, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true, and it is being led today by a prophet receiving revelations".

The Church is true, Amen!

Sincerely, Elder Brisk

That is all.

Elder Karr was very sleepy before Church!

This week we had the opportunity to go to the Temple with our recent convert Lance! He is the coolest dude ever! His first time doing baptisms for the dead and he loved it! He was angry about wearing the jumpsuit though!

I got to experience the Taco Truck! They also have cow tongue in case you are interested!

My First Ghetto Gas Station! They also had beer salt just in case you wanted to spice it up a bit!

This week's random church

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