Monday, May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016 Mission Work and Yard Work Service

Hey mission is going well this last week was a little slow. We had some good lessons.

So guess what. I'm gonna talk a little bit about rescue Mervin b Arnold said these things

Principle 1: We Must Not Delay Going to the Rescue
Principle 2: We Must Never Give Up
Principle 3: How Great Shall Be Your Joy If You Bring Save It Be One Soul unto Christ
Principle 4: No Matter Our Age, We Are All Called to Go to the Rescue

Quinton L Cook said, “I believe with all of my heart that we are on the threshold of the most significant missionary success to date. Our challenge is to share the joyous, eternally significant gospel with our brothers and sisters so they can find peace and happiness and exaltation. With this in mind, how can we be effective missionaries?

First: Be a missionary all your life. President David O. McKay (1873–1970) taught that every member is a missionary, and it is as true today as when it was first declared.

Second: Overcome feelings of hesitancy or inadequacy.

Third: Do not be discouraged because missionary work is hard.

Fourth: Be a good example and take every opportunity to share the gospel (see 1 Timothy 4:12). It is not enough to preach the gospel. One must also live the gospel. 
Very often people are receptive to being taught because they have had a positive experience with a Church member. I know one BYU graduate who is a great example. He points out that there is a mirror quality to conversation. If we talk about the weather, people respond by talking about the weather. If we talk about sports, they respond by talking about sports. This friend says he asks people he meets about their school and listens intently. After they respond by asking him about his school, he tells them about BYU and then shares his testimony of the gospel. Then, in a positive way, he offers to let them learn more from the missionaries. He has been very successful in sharing the gospel. He has also remained on excellent terms with his friends who do not respond to his challenge because he genuinely loves them and is interested in them. I am very enthusiastic about where we are at this time in missionary work. But, as President Hinckley (1910–2008) always counseled the Brethren, “We can still do better.” There are great blessings, including eternal joy, in helping to bring souls unto Christ (see D&C 18:15). Missionary work is not just one of the 88 keys on a piano that is occasionally played; it is a major chord in a compelling melody that needs to be played continuously throughout our lives if we are to remain in harmony with our commitment to Christianity and the gospel of Jesus Christ. My specific challenge to each of you is to make a commitment to be a missionary for the rest of your life. If you look at your group of friends, there are many who would respond to the gospel if you would have the faith to share the message of the Restoration with them. What we desperately need is for member-missionary work to become a way of life--for the Savior’s mandate to share the gospel to become part of who we are.

Very powerful and good. So all of y'all do missionary work. Ok? What we want to do is not have to go out of our way to do missionary work, rather to make it a part of our lives to make it second nature

There are some crazy people out here in Arizona and also crazy people in the world. We were at the crosswalk and this guy was crazy!!! Well at first he seemed normal we were talking to him he said it is great what you guys are doing where are you from? I said Utah he said oh cool. Well it's awesome spreading the word of God. God is pleased with you guys. He said this world is coming to an end these are the last days. The last thing he said was he said "I am the messiah I forgive you both of your sins" we were like ummm. Have a nice day!! That was SUPER blasphemous. He was a crazy!!!

So I met a couple drunk natives one was named ace. He is homeless and doesn't dress like a homeless guy because he doesn't like to look homeless but you can tell he is. He got hit by a car and I felt his arm which is huge his tricep has a huge softball sized lump that is hard and all black and blue along with his shoulder and bicep all of which got smashed by a car. Me and my companion have had a couple close calls with drivers too. We will be riding our bikes across the street and we have the walk sign we get halfway across and my companion taps his brakes as a car flies past him and misses him by like a foot and a half. I was on the sidewalk riding and some crazy driver was headed pulling into the parking lot of a bar well we were riding past it and man I got so frustrated he missed me by 7-8 inches I was like holy crap people are nuts!!!! So yeah I'm having fun on bike.

Hey, y'all stay safe alright watch out for bikers and walkers be courteous to them because I know how hard it is to be out there with drivers who don't pay attention. Love y'all!!!

Elder Walker
Elder Warr Hoolahooping

Me Hoolahooping

Yard Work Service Project (Before)

Yard Work Service Project (After)

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