May 19, 2014
Good Morning Everyone!
How are you all doing?! This week was good! We had MLC on Tuesday which was awesome as always. We got to hear from President and Sister Shumway. It's also good to be around other leaders in the mission and learn from what they are doing. Its kind of a strange experience. Almost a little bit like a YSA activity or something haha. But it's awesome. Really uplifting.
XXXXX one of our investigators, attended a baptismal service with us Saturday night. It was awesome. We try to have everyone who is thinking about being baptized come to see a baptism first so they know what to expect and so they can feel the Spirit of that ordinance. It was an awesome service. XXXXX is really excited for her baptism this Friday. And so are we! It has been awesome to see someone who was just prepared from the very beginning! It has been a blessing to me to teach her about the restoration of the Gospel.
We had dinner this week with John Tvedtness. I hope that name means something to someone reading this. He is one of the worlds most foremost LDS Scholars. He is a biblical scholar and an expert on ancient texts. He has worked with other notable scholars like Hugh Nibley. Anyways, he is awesome. Whenever we visit him we come with questions to ask him. He told us an interesting fact. He has never found a doctrine or principle taught by Joseph Smith that cannot be confirmed in ancient texts. These ancient texts are from scholars like Origen or Thomas Aquinas or St. Augustine. So that was pretty cool to learn. The church is true. That’s all I have to say about that.
I love being a missionary. I love serving the people here. It's hard, but it's awesome. I love all of you!
|This is Elder Sherwood with his President Shumway & Sister Shumway. He says they are both amazing!|