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.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Probably Madagascar would suit him well...

Hola Familia!
Hey so I don't really have a lot of time to email this week because we had a lesson this morning.  She didn't really grow up in any churches but her parents are Buddhist.  So it has been really interesting teaching her because most of my mission it has been really fast paced because pretty much everyone has a belief in God and Christ and so it has been really interesting to slow down a little bit.  We use a lot of examples and analogies so that she can understand.  Today we were teaching her about the Holy Ghost so I used my classic Batman analogy. But she has never been to church at all in her life and the first time she ever came was last week when we were giving our talks.  She is progressing really well and she says she will get baptized when she finds out that what we are teaching her is true.  
So today we had a lesson in the morning and so now we are working on transfers with President today so we won't have hardly any time for p-day because transfers are tomorrow.  Elder McNees is going home along with Elder Homer.  I am still AP and will be with Elder Dreiling still.  Things are going really well in our area now and we are starting to get more and more people to teach so it is getting more fun.
So it's exciting to hear that Bry is going to get his call this week and I bet you anything the kid goes foreign...like probably Madagascar would suit him well hahaha :)....make sure that he writes me a letter and tells me where he is going and I am going to compile some things for him this week that I will send out. 
We are teaching a new lady...all of her family has been super less active pretty much their whole lives except for one of her older brothers that served a mission but she is just now starting to come back and when we met her she wasn't really happy and what not but now she has been reading and praying and coming to church and it is crazy to see the change that she has been able to make in the last little bit.  We had a lesson with her last night and we talked about the change that she has been making and how she can't get complacent but she needs to strive to keep improving herself so that Satan can't get to her as he does when we stop improving and get complacent.  We also watched a Mormon  message video called "Look not behind thee" and it is all about looking toward the future and not looking back which is what she needed to hear.  
That is something that I have noticed especially teaching lately is that many people have made mistakes in their lives and haven't been headed in the right direction for a while and they just have to start over and not look back.  If they look back then Satan can try and convince them that they aren't improving and that they are failures. We are also teaching a kid who is preparing right now to get baptized.  He is a pretty cool kid and has changed a lot since we first met him.  He has a crazy past and is really just changing his heart or letting God change it for him.
Hope all is going well with you!
Love Ya!!

Siempre Cree,
Elder Creer

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