May 22, 2017
Yes the rumors are true, the sun came out in full force this week! It has been pretty awesome. Besides the sun one of the coolest things that has happened is the change that has happened in two of our Investigators, Vanessa and her less-active son, Austin. They’ve lived lives far from the teachings of the gospel. So we teach only one or two principles from the restoration every time we go over but it's always really spiritual. We have not taught any commandments yet but just hearing the message of the restoration has helped them soooo much! It reminds me of President Packer's quote: “True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior.”
Other cool things that have happened:
- We had service in the town of Skamokawa (scaw - mock - a - way) population 30. Our district helped someone build a shed and it was the first really sunny day pretty much ever, and I got sunburned. I’m probably the first person in Washington to ever get a sunburn!
- We had interviews with President McAteer. They were good.
- We had a sweet hike today around a lake near the base of Mt. St. Helens. Pretty good looking!
- We did a Zone blitz where we all drove down to Kalama where the movie Twilight was filmed and proselyted for like 3 hours. I've heard that this restaurant was in the movie.
A final thought from Elder Ballard:
"But there is no spiritual power in living by convenience. The power comes as we keep our covenants” —Elder M. Russell Ballard
I hope you have a great week!
Elder Paul Thomas