Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Letter #6 August 18, 2014 Sterling

Hey Everyone!!
 Well this week has been so crazy with everything you can think of! Just summarize the last 3 days in a sentence it might be "Emergency move". There was a man who went crazy about 1 block away and there were about 25 cop cars every were surrounding his house. Then K_ and D_ interview Sunday and then a baptism that same day as well! So I have seen alot this week and I dont have time to tell you everything but I do have time to tell you about 2 things.
 So the first one is the baptism. The man who was getting baptized is named D_ and this was a unique experience. 3 years ago D_ was excommunicated (which means his name was taken off the records of the church allowing him to take advantage of the atonement and seek forgiveness.) For about 2 1/2 years he was doing his best and during that time he had not had any visits from missionaries, he was trying to battle his way back on his own, but it was very hard for him. Then Elder Almada and Elder Torres were companions for 1 transfer and they saw him a lot, they were there for him. Then things really started to move along. But then Elder Almada was transferred to Greeley, he is there now and goes home at the end of this transfer. For the last 3 weeks we have been going to see him once a week just to vist and then share a message with him and he loves it so much and always wants us to come so he can feel the spirit again and enjoy that feeling. So yesterday he was able to re-enter the waters of baptism. The spirit was so strong and powerful but it was even stronger at the end when he asked the branch president "can I bare my testmony real quick?" He just talked about the power of the atonement in his life and in these past 3 years he has been working so hard for this day and he was so happy that he could say at last he was clean once again and could have the Holy Ghost in his life again. I mean this just strengthened my testimony on the atonement and how someone had something like this happen and fought his way back so he could have the spirit with him once more. And the one he was fighting was Satan and all the trials he was going through. But I cannot describe how powerful and amazing this was to see and it is just a witness to me that there is always a way to come back after messing up and be back on the path so we can live with our Savior and Heavenly Father once more. It is because of Christ and what He did for us and how much He went through so we could live with them again. We are all His children and He wants every last one of us to return with Him. The atonement has become so powerful to me and I am so grateful for this. Also, this week I got to read my patriarchal  blessing and it said that "you will be so grateful for what Christ did for you." And I can tell you that is becoming more and more true each and every day.
 Well now the seconded thing is K_ and D_ were able to be interviewed yesterday and K_ will be getting baptized on August 28th, 2014 so that will be so cool for D_ to see and what he has to look forward to because he has to wait 4 months and still be attending church and all other things like read, praying and doing what he is suppose to. And then President Brown will write Church Headquarters and ask for permission for him to be baptized even though he is on probation and will be on it for 1 year. But he is strong and I know he will be fine and able to do it.
Well this has been a great week I love you all and hope you have a great week!
Love Elder Urry
Ps Mom no package yet.

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