Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mormon 1:15

May 27

I love this scripture that I put in the subject line. We should all have that opportunity, even if we are older than 15. 
This week was awesome. We did really good work. We hit the new standard of excellence here in Bella Vista. 20 lessons, 60% member present, 2 new investigators and 1 investigator at church. We also had a baptism! XXXX was baptized on Friday. It was so sweet! I got to confirm her in sacrament meeting on Sunday. For those of you who aren't familiar with what that means, I'll explain. And hopefully even if you do know what that means, this will be interesting for you. After a person is baptized, they are able to receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. Or the constant companionship of that member of the Godhead. In the book of Acts in the Bible, there are several instances where it mentions the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost was promised to us, by Jesus Christ, when he said, "But the comforter which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance". I love that scripture. The Holy Ghost is real. He comforts us and teaches us. I have felt his influence many times. It is only by the power of the Holy Ghost that we can know that Jesus Christ lives and that he loves us. So that was awesome on Sunday, I was able to lay my hands on XXXX’s head and confirm her a member of the Church and confer the Gift of the Holy Ghost, just like the apostles of old, with that same authority from God. 

Saturday was exciting haha, after helping with a move, we drove with the assistants up to Springfield Missouri to pick up a car for the Bentonville 1st elders, because one of them has a broken foot and is not allowed to ride his bike or walk around. That was an adventure. Again, how weird are we. We were excited to drive 2 hours almost to Springfield Missouri to pick up a truck and drive back. We encountered some pretty crazy weather during the trip. I've never seen so much rain in my life. 

Oh! Also, last night was sweet! XXXX, the 19 year old kid, whose family we live with. Is leaving for his mission today! So last night we get home and the stake president is at the house about to set XXXX apart as a full time missionary! So he let us stand in the circle with himself and XXXX's dad to set him apart! It was so sweet. How many missionaries get to say they set apart another missionary. Eh eh? pretty sweet huh?! haha I don't know if it's that rare. But it was awesome nonetheless. Very powerful. Anyways this week was good. I love you all! 

Elder Sherwood

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