A glimpse into the life of a Mormon missionary (Elder Creer) as he serves a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He began serving in the Utah Salt Lake City Mission- Spanish speaking. On July 1, 2012, he was transferred to a new mission- the Utah Salt Lake City West Mission.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

He had it tied on him like a warrior...

Hola Familia!
We had interviews with President Winn this week and he just said he was proud of me and asked me how my Spanish was coming (which is improving) and then it was over. It took like one minute.
We had another baptism this week. It was the son of the lady who was baptized last week. He would have been baptized with his mom but he decided not to at the last minute because there were too many people. This week we had him make a list of people who he wanted to be there, and nobody else was invited. :)  So everything went well and he looked super happy.  I gave this kid who was baptized one of my ties with a message on it and the next day we saw him playing outside and he had it tied on him like a warrior- but at least he is using it.
Something cool about the baptisms of this mom and her son was that the person that referred us to them was Desiree.
Jessie- she is only 13 years old! So let her be an example to you on how to do missionary work at such a young age. She even came with us and shared her testimony with them. So help the missionaries out there and give them a name of one of your friends that they can go stop by!
We also got tons of snow this week. On Wednesday we woke up and there was like 6 inches and right outside our window there were 3 deer just sitting there, I tried to take a picture but as soon as I got my camera out they ran. The roads haven’t been bad at all because it just melted the next day.
We have another new investigator that we are teaching that is from Mexico. This week we got to go to temple square with her and also a tour of the conference center and she really liked it. She wants to be baptized this week! She is really nice and wants to change her life and start fresh and she know that she can do that with the church.
And the latest with our youth investigator we’ve been teaching is that he will probably get baptized this week too. We had his interview this week while I was on exchanges with Elder Yancey again. Normally the district leader just interviews the person one on one but there was nowhere for me to go that wasn't out of the sight of Elder Yancey so I just sat in the corner and listed. He passed the interview easy and knew all of the answers but said he wasn't sure if he wanted to get baptized anytime soon and that he wanted to wait until he knew more. Then Elder Yancey asked him if God told him right then that he was supposed to get baptized, would he do it. And he said he would. So Elder Yancey said okay you are going to say a prayer to God and ask Him if this is what He wants you to do right now in your life. So we all got on our knees and he prayed, and then we sat there in silence for about 5 minutes, the whole time I was praying that he would receive his answer. After the long silence he said that he didn't receive his answer. So Elder Yancey asked him to pray again. So he prayed again and asked if he should be baptized and if the church was true. Again we waited in silence and after 5-7 minutes of silence he said that he didn't get an answer. I couldn't believe it because the Spirit was so strong in the room! Elder Yancey then asked him if he really wanted to know if what he was praying for was true and he was sincere and said he did. So Elder Yancey asked him to pray again and he promised him that he would receive an answer. So he prayed again and the Spirit was super strong and after a little bit he said that he got his answer. He said that it was kind of hard to describe but that it was like his heart was getting bigger. Elder Yancey testified that the Holy Ghost gave him his answer and then he knew that God wanted him to get baptized. I consider that a MIRACLE! And I was really lucky to witness it because I wasn't even supposed to be there. It just shows you how if we have faith miracles are possible and will happen. I had never felt the Spirit so strong then when he was praying.
So never lose faith because with faith all things are possible! Love you all!

Siempre Crean,
Elder Creer

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