From: Kyle Warr [mailto:email@example.com
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 9:21 AM
Good morning guys, so much happened lately...
Marlin K. Jensen is the man! I had such a cool experience at our mission
conference. It was really good to see everyone in the mission as well.
Elder Jensen is the church historian, so he had a lot of cool facts and
percentages about the church that he told us about. I felt like we were
hearing things that arent announced to the entire church... some of the
privileges of being a missionary. He spoke about experiences with
President Hinckley and the quorum of the twelve, i think that was some
of my favorite parts of his training. He trained for a good 3 hours...
and i felt in tune with everything he was saying. It was almost like his
sermon was a spiritual journey that we went on. im grateful for him
because it really put my mission in perspective of how i can impact the
lives of the people of new york. He has had so much experience and
gained so much wisdom, that everything he said was worth writing down.
anyways, i could go on forever about it.
During conference weekend, Elder Dandridge and i were stopped on the
street by a woman in her car, she said she wanted us to come to her home
and teach her. We went about a week later.. and taught her the first
lesson, and committed her to pray about it all. We went back a couple
days ago, and she had prayed and knows that everything we're teaching is
true. As we taught about Adam and Eve and how we all have personal
agency, something in her mind clicked, and it all made sense to her. She
said that while we were teaching she would ask a question in her mind,
and then before she could put it to words, we answered it. She cried and
said, "Do you feel that warmth in the room?" it was so awesome. we bore
testimony one after another. it was a really cool experience. Her name
is Mira, and ill keep you updated with her.
This last saturday we got a call to do some service for a woman in
Liverpool. She's a nonmember, and she rents out homes to people.
Apparenly she evicted the tenants at this particular home because they
werent paying rent, and they decided to thrash the place. The basement
was FILLED with trash and the most disgusting things you can thing of...
we spent 5 hour cleaning out this basement. There were 6 of us. That's
not even mentioning the broken walls and vandalism in all of the other
parts of the house. As i have learned more about life on my mission, i
understand what happen to people when they arent taught correct things
whey they are young... a kid will grow up to be the person he was taught
to be... some of it being choice. anyways..
im grateful for my mission. Im grateful for the everyday opportunities i
get to help people, to make a difference in their lives, and to teach
them a thing or two... even learn a thing or two from them.
i love you all!