Hello Everyone! The first thing I want to share, and this isn’t the first time I have said this, but you are all so Loved. I wish the world could understand that more, and I wish that the people we teach could understand that more, because that is the first thing we need to have the motivation to move forward and become better, and come closer to each other and to God 🙂
Things are going well in the Oscoda area. Elder McGuire and I succeed and fail every day, and God makes up for our failures with the small and the mighty miracles we see, and also the one’s we don’t even notice. Is God working miracles in and for your life, even as you read this? Probably! 🙂 Without his timing none of this would be possible. I testify that I know God lives and that His hand is in this work. Somehow he puts us in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. He provides us the opportunities we need, and that these investigators need. You reap what you sow, brothers and sisters. Often when we turn from a bad direction or turn from darkness toward the light, we don’t immediately experience all the blessings quite yet that come from being righteous, but we are planting those seeds, and we must nourish them, and eventually we will partake of that fruit which is more desirable than anything of the world, and it is true joy, and it is experienced only through living the Gospel.
Kayla, Mark, John, and Rob were all at church this Sunday. But there was a pretty big surprise that happened, which even through Elder McGuire and I off! The Stake Presidency was there, and they reorganized the branch presidency. Brother Karn stepped down after being Branch President for 6 years, and who was called as the new branch president?? Our branch mission leader, Rob Parent!! What?? How?? When?? Why?? Haha it was a surprise, but I do believe he was called of God at this time for this branch, and although we now don’t have a branch mission leader, I’m very excited for Rob and for this branch. It’s a difficult calling, and he is only 29. This branch will see baptisms soon. I may be gone by the time they happen, but I know that I was a part of that process of these people coming closer to God and changing their lives.
I love the Gospel, and I love all of you, and bid you farewell till next week 🙂