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.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The best way to lose fear is to have faith...

Hola Familia!
Well to start off with your request about sending home some more pictures...I haven't been able to find my camera for the last week so when I find it I will be sending home some pics haha. Jessie congrats on making A-team for v-ball and for learning the Spanish alphabet! At Christmas time I will see how good you are!

So this week has been so tiring...every single day I wake up more tired haha. It’s not just physical tiredness though; it was mental as well- just flat out exhausted.  We have been working super hard to try and find people that we can start teaching.  We have been finding a lot of people that are members and that are beginning to return but it has been really tough to find investigators.  The most solid converts are the ones that we get as referrals from members.  That is a big part of this new mission - to work more effectively with members to find their friends and teach them.
So for you back home you gotta make sure that you set the example about what a missionary is.  Make sure that you keep sharing the gospel with everyone you meet.  
Yesterday we met this kid who got off his mission 3 weeks ago from San Paulo.  He is an excellent example of missionary work.  The first thing he asked us was when he could come out with the missionaries and he then got our number and told us he would find someone for us to teach before next Sunday.  He showed the Lord his faith by his determination to find someone.  And because he has that righteous desire to find someone to bring closer to Jesus Christ, I guarantee the Lord is going to put someone in his path. 
Another cool thing that happened was yesterday one of the members that is beginning to come back to church was being a great missionary.  He invited a girl that he met to meet with us.  The simple invitation to come to church led her to accept a baptism date for Sept 29th.  One person extended one invitation and because of that how great shall be his joy when he sees Heavenly Father again.  He wasn't scared to invite her, if we are scared we are letting Satan win so we need to ignore him and get the fear out.  The best way to lose fear is to have faith which just means to go out and do it. INVITE! So that is the challenge for each one of you for this upcoming week.  You need to have a missionary experience and the best way to have that is to invite someone.  Let me know how it works.

I have been studying the Book of Mormon and the Atonement like crazy these last couple weeks. My testimony is getting a lot stronger and I am being taught new things by the Spirit every single day.

Also if you think about the Atonement of Jesus Christ and remember what that feels like to feel the cleansing power that it brings, it will bring you so much joy that you will desire others to have it as well. The scripture example we see of this is Lehi when he has his dream of the tree of life. The fruit of the tree represents the Atonement and he said when he had partook of the fruit he was filled with joy and he desired to share that with his family.  So because we are all children of God we are all family.  So taste of the Atonement of Jesus Christ again and you will want to share the gospel and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. 

Hope you all had and will have a good week.  Think about all the tender mercies the Lord has given each one of you and then go share that with someone else!!

Love Ya!
Siempre crean,
Elder Creer

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