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, March 20, 2012

He never complained, never whined, never talked bad about anyone...

Hola Familia!
It got up to above 70 this week which was great!! Then the next day it snowed...ridiculous! Things are going pretty good here. We have transfers this Wednesday. The week was a pretty tough one. We taught the most lessons I have so far on my mission (34) so we were pretty busy but it seemed like not a whole lot of them produced anything that's why it is quality that counts not quantity.
 We had 2 more baptisms this week. They got married last week and then they got baptized this week. They love us to death, haha.  They had me make another cake for them for after their baptism since they loved the first one so much. They also said that if we got transferred they would kidnap us and I think they were half serious...but we will see :)
The most exciting thing that happened this week was that the mom of the boy who prayed and felt he should be baptized March 31st and his brother, who was baptized a few weeks ago wants to be baptized now and will be baptized in April. She said that she had been seeing a difference in her kids and wanted to know what they were learning and why they were different. So we had a lesson with her and she asked if she could be baptized. It was pretty exciting. I knew that it would happen though because earlier in the week when we were role playing,  I had a really strong impression that we should invite her to baptized even though she hasn't shown any interest in the past. I later found out that my companion had the same impression. So we followed the Spirit that was trying to guide us and it worked out just as God planned- I assume. It was cool to see how excited the kids were that their mom was going to get baptized too.
I got the hang of being a District Leader now. I am super busy with all my appts. but also I give a ton of rides to the people in the district especially when the weather isn't that great. I gave a training today about charity and faith. I decided to base the training on Christ, since that is who we represent and who we are helping people come unto. I looked at the example of charity that Christ showed us. To sum it up really short- He laid hold upon every good thing. He never complained, never whined, never talked bad about anyone but always looked for the good in them. He loved everyone unconditionally no matter what. Even the people who were the farthest off the path, He looked only at the good in them, never criticized. So of course it is easy to say that we need to lay hold upon every good thing ourselves so that we can have charity, but how can we really do that? The question is Moroni 7:20 and the answer is Moroni 7:25. The way that we can lay hold upon every good thing is by increasing our faith. Faith is the first principle of the gospel so that means that is probably really important, huh?. So we talked about how we can increase our faith. When we increase our faith we believe more in Jesus Christ. And if we REALLY believe more in Jesus Christ then we will understand the importance of becoming more like Him..aka the charity. When we become more Christ-like we will automatically have more love for people. When we have more love for people we can lay hold upon EVERY good thing.
So that is pretty much what happened this week. Hope all is going well there and I will send the transfer info next week.
Love ya!
Siempre Crean,
Elder Creer

(Picture is of bowling on p-day with the Winns)

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