Something that stood out to me this week in my studies was Isaiah 41:10. It was the inspiration for one of the verses of How Firm a Foundation. I really love the powerful words of "Fear thou not; for I am with thee... for I am thy God". It makes me think of "Be still and know that I am God." All things are in his control and I need not worry about every little thing. In the words of President Gordon B Hinckley, "It will all work out".

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Elder, do you have the keys?" - Elder Kelly‏ (July 21- Redmond 1st)

July 21, 2014

It's been a pretty good week.  We were able to teach a lot this week although we haven;t found a new investigator in 3 weeks and we only have 1 investigator who doesn't want to meet with us but enjoys church.  So all things considered, we were very happy to simply teach lessons!  We're praying for new investigators.

Our Ward Council has been keeping us busy which we are grateful for! We have been doing a lot of less active member visits and member visits.  It has been a great opportunity to get to know the members.  This week Redmond 3rd will actually be baptizing a few of the people Elder Kearley and I found together!  I'm really excited for them.  

We had a Zone Conference this week.  I love Zone Conference but at the same time, its long haha 8 am to 4 pm with a 1 hour break for lunch.  Great instruction was had though.  We learned about how we are to start teaching PMG Lesson 5 to investigators before and after baptism instead of just after as well as we are to lead new member lessons.  That was a change in PMG from before according to the First Presidency.  We also discussed helping those we teach to attend church.

Elder Kelly's Birthday was on Friday! Woohoo! We didn't really do anything special since it was a normal proselyting day haha but its important to mention!

Saturday was probably the longest day ever and where the above quote came from.  So we helped the Spanish Elders move one of their members from one apart to another which both apartments happened to be in our area so we were glad to help.  Most of our plans fell through in the evening but we were able to see one of the new move ins to the ward!  They're a nice family.  We got home at 9 pm (right on time) to find out, we didn't have the keys.  Commence back track of the entire day from the time we got home backward to the time we left to go tracting.  Around 10 pm (we had alerted the Zone Leaders of our situation at 9) we returned home with no keys.  Elder Kelly was able to shimmy up the balcony and go in through our back screen door that wasn't locked and let us in the front door.  We have the housing coordinators making a new set of keys for us now but let's just say, that was quite frustrating..

Other than that, I can't complain about the week.  We got to teach.  We got to be taught. And we were able to work hard.  I love you! I hope you're having a good week!

Elder Connor M. Garriss

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