Monday, October 20, 2014

Letter #15 10-20-2014 Sterling CO

Hey Everyone!!
Well my new comp is Elder Shields and he is from Maryland Washington, he has been out 6 months. We both joke around a lot on the way to other appointments so that makes it a lot of fun. But he is into football and he played that in high school, he was an offensive line men! But he is a cool guy and fun to be around.
 So this week was crazy with transfers because I had to go to Loveland and drop Elder Torres off to get on the transfer van to go to his new area. We got there about 11am and I did not get back to Sterling until about 7:30pm cause I had to wait all day there for the transfer van to get back with my comp. So when we got back we went and saw D_ and visited with him. He was asking a lot of questions about the law of chastity. He was mainly asking me cause I am who he is comfortable with since I have been here the last 3 months. We usually go see him 3 times a week to help him with things. But he was asking what I thought about him going on a over night camp out with a girl he is interested in dating. I told him that, this is probably not a good idea because you 2 will be alone and things could happen. Then he asked ‘well we would not do anything we would just sleep together..." So when he said that I told him to look up a talk by Elder Bednar on the law of chastity because he was not understanding what was wrong with that. Then after we watched the talk we invited him to study the plan of salvation and really come to understand what that is and how it relates to what he is going through right now. The Lord has a plan for each of us and family is a big part of the Lord’s perfect plan. So we left him with that to think and study about and we told him we will be back tomorrow to see what you felt and why that is wrong in the Lords perspective. And so we did go back and he told us that he did read and pray and pounder on what we left him with and he did call this girl and said hey lets do something else cause this is not a good idea. So he is not going but they might go on a date another time but the girl was pretty mad at him for not going through with this. But I know he made the right choice. And he understands better this commandment and the plan of salvation and how they go together.
 We also keep seeing A_ and he keeps getting hit with trial after trial after trial. I mean it is hard to watch and on Monday night he told us that his father in-law just passed away from cancer. He just broke down and started crying and he is just wanting to have a good week and not have something bad happen to him or his family. So we just told him that his father in law is in a better place and that you will be able to see your father in-law again someday. He told us he knew that but he is scared for his wife and family who do not know what happens after someone passes on. I told A_ that you have been telling us how you have been wanting to share the gospel with your wife and now is your time and she will be asking a lot of questions about what happened to her dad and all.
 Well this week has been a good week and a sad week but I can not imagine, if I am sad, then how sad A_ must be and also for what the Lord feels for him right now. Well I know that the Lord’s plan is perfect and we all one day will be able to see our family and friends again as long as we do our best here on earth to be like Christ.
 Well love you all so much and hope all is well back at home!!
Love Elder Urry


              

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