Monday, October 31, 2016

Week 50: By Small and Simple Things

Us and the other-side-of-the-ward-elders

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween everyone! It was a great week this week! We did a lot of service, too. Rob, a guy who walks through the Salvation Army to get food, needed help moving his stuff to storage. So, we said we could. He has a lot of stuff, but we got most of the big stuff. It was a day for growing muscles. It was super fun, too. Haha. Storage units are cool. It was a very interesting move, though. 

The Pixtons in our ward are awesome! Brother Pixton came to a lesson to the Mongers and we invited them all to church. Brother Pixton offered his wife to pick them up. So she did and she helped with the 5 year old for Sacrament Meeting and drove them back early because they had something going on. Awesome families! Ganga is progressing very well! She has a lot of love for her family! 

We are doing a Book of Mormon class and we have just gotten through the introduction parts, haha. But, now we are on 1 Nephi 1. It will be fun!

I was reading my cousin's email and something of note was that there are four different people

1. Unconscious incompetence: They know not that they know not.

2. Conscious competence: They know that they know not.

3. Conscious competence: They know that they know.

4. Unconscious competence: They know not that they know.

It's fun to see, now, who is who concerning the gospel.

Oh yeah! Now onto a different point. We visited a less active new move in family and met the mom. She was very nice. She knew who we were and everything. Then we found out why she was less active. She lost her testimony that this is the one and only church that is Jesus Christ's. The prophet, seers, and revelators are authorized by Him. She doesn't think it anymore. She has been offended by imperfect people in the church and by a policy. I asked her when the last time she read the Book of Mormon. She said it was a long time ago. Yup, I found out how she lost her testimony. It is SUPER IMPORTANT to study the scriptures, to ponder them and to pray about them. It is by small and simple things that great things are brought to pass-whether it is good or bad. That is why we need to continuing doing the good small and simple things frequently and consistently. I know this is true. I've seen so many less active members forget because they don't do it. I know the Prophet is authorized by God. I know the other General Authorities are also authorized by God. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is owned by Jesus Christ himself. He directs the church. It is for our families in these latter days to grow and prepare to meet God. 

Oh, and 1 Thessalonians 1 shows how awesome members can be for their friends. :) I love that chapter!

In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Love you all!

Have fun voting!

Elder Kloosterboer

Elder Moore emailing

I saw myself in the mirror and decided to take a pic

Serious Elder Eddenfield