This week has been cold again. It’s kinda getting old but whatever. It’s been in the 30's and 40's all week. Yesterday we woke up and it was 40 then after church it was 25! These cold fronts move in quick! Then it was cold for the rest of the day and then it snowed last night. At least stay consistent! haha It was 15 degrees and snowing when we left the apartment this morning! Crazy man!
Anyhow, this week I got a new companion. Elder Lloyd! He is super cool! He's from a small town called Grace in Idaho! He's a farm boy, so you could say that we get along pretty well :) He's been out for 20 months so if you email or write him don’t mention that. We don’t want him to get trunky!! But he's a super awesome guy and a hard worker!
On Wednesday night we got to go to the Nashville Tribute concert! They came to Oklahoma City and the Missionaries got to go for free! Nashville tribute is a LDS band just in case y’all were wondering! They said they play redneck Mormon music hahaha. It’s pretty awesome stuff! The album they performed is called Redeemer. It is a tribute to Jesus Christ and his ministry. Y’all should go check it out because it’s awesome and it brings the spirit so strong! Before the concert they took all the missionaries backstage to meet the band! That was super cool! I got to shake hands with Tim Gates, Jason Deere and Dan Trumann's! For those of you who don’t know, Dan Trumann is a member of Diamond Rio!! I was so excited! Then right before the show was about to start we all said a prayer together! It was so powerful!
But we've had our Ward game night this week and what we call the "Why I believe" fireside. It’s where they select 3 people who joined the church as adults and they share their conversion story. It was so good!
But this week has been a lot of knocking doors and talking to people which is good! We have 2 new investigators who are really promising! And if all goes well we'll have 6 new investigators! We have a lot of appointments set for this week so it should be a good one!
This week I have been studying a lot about what will happen after this life and how we need to prepare for that time. We read in Matthew 25 about the parable of the 10 virgins and how some of them were prepared to meet the Bridegroom and some were not. We need to look at ourselves and our lives and ask ourselves are we ready to meet our savior when He comes again? What are we doing to prepare for the second coming of the Savior? The time is coming quickly and sin is more prevalent now than ever! Living righteously is so important as we prepare for this glorious time! Always read the scriptures. They are the directions for life! Also prayer is so important to keep a strong relationship with our Heavenly Father. If you are faithful in doing these things I can promise that you will be prepared to meet your maker when He comes again. I can’t wait!! Always remember where your blessings come from! Love y’all!
PS. Oklahoma is the #1 Dr. Pepper consuming state in the country and area in the world!
Dinner at a Sushi Restaurant
My new companion, Elder Lloyd from Grace Idaho