Among the many difficult moments that a missionary experiences is heeding the Lord's call to serve new people in a new location. Recently the spirit of the Lord called me away to Laurel, MT. So in loving memory of the wonderful experiences that took place, I thought I would share a few of them with you.
One of the more memorable experiences of service was helping fix the sewage/ holding tank at our homeowners place! It was a tough job but with the help of everyone we got the job done relatively fast (roughly 45 minutes).
|Fixing our homeowner's sewage system|
|I was praying hard that they |
wouldn't drop me!
In Addition, I had the opportunity to introduce several people to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and watch them enter into the waters of baptism! Their continued strength and testimony in this latter-day work has been an inspiration for all that know them.
|After Tabitha's baptism|
|Before Juan's baptism|
|Juan and Tabitha together after both |
having entered baptism
|Before Moises' Baptism|
|Before Jared's Baptism|
There were also many other random things that will be remembered from my time there such as the following:
|This particular chicken was mauled |
by a dog. So we took the opportunity
to help someone feed their family
(The owner's invited us to help)
|These sunflowers were 6 feet tall and they went on for |
a mile along the highway as we drove
to district meetings
once a week.
I know that as we choose to serve others - friendships are forged, memories are molded, and the Spirit of God is strengthened in our lives. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer; the long awaited Messiah. Lastly, I know that there is GREAT joy in sharing that message with those around us!