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, November 21, 2012

My shoes I got for 5 bucks are soaking wet...

Hola Familia!

Things here are going pretty good.  It snowed like crazy here this past week and we have like a foot on the ground right now!!  I feel bad for all the other Elders and Sisters that are out there walking because we have a nice warm car with drink holders that we can put hot chocolate in hahaha ;)...It is absolutely ridiculously cold here, just ridiculous!  My shoes I got at DI for 5 bucks are soaking wet all the time haha but it will do because I am counting on it not to have another huge snow storm.  It only snowed a few times last year so I am definitely not going to go out and buy some expensive pair of boots that I will never be able to use again.  
The mission is doing really well right now and the General Authorities are really really happy with what is going on here which is good.  P-day is getting crazy too.  We are bringing like 6 people from the YSA wards to come play.  And they are all good.  One is a kid who has been super inactive for a long time.  I asked him if he would be down to come and help us teach a lesson that week. Just one lesson - and he agreed.  So we planned to have that one lesson be at Temple Square!!   And basically the lesson that we had there was super spiritual and he could definitely feel it.  We were talking with him after we were done on the way home and he was saying how much he wanted to feel the Spirit more in his life.   He wanted to be able to feel the Spirit all of the time like his siblings but he just didn't know how he could do it.  We talked about the importance of the Book of Mormon and how that can help us with not living on spiritual highs but having that constant companionship of the Holy Ghost with us.  That is something that we are promised at baptism so if we are doing what we are supposed to be doing then there is no reason why we should be living on just occasional spiritual highs.  We talked to him about how we can know that the Atonement is active in our lives when we feel the Spirit.   Every time that we feel it we know that the Atonement is working in our lives.  The Book of Mormon plays such a big role because it is the road map of how to access the Atonement and apply it.  We can have the Spirit with us all the time and when we do that others that are around us will be able to feel it.  He talked about how much he wanted to help his friends that were struggling.  The reason why he wanted to help them is because he was feeling the effect of  the Atonement and just like Lehi felt when he partook of the fruit (Atonement); he desired to share that with his family.  We talked about how we cannot convert others above our own conversion so it was important that he was getting converted himself so that he could help others.   Then he got up and bore his testimony in church this Sunday saying how he knows with all his heart that the church is true and the Book of Mormon is true.  The Spirit was super strong and it was really cool to see the change that he is making in his life.  He’s only 19 and the things that he is doing right now are going to help him for the rest of his life.  
But I got to get going so hope all is going well for you!
Don't forget to pray! Love ya!

Siempre Cree,
Elder Creer

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