Congrats Eric that is great news man!!!!! (Eric got engaged over the weekend to Rachel Stoker!!!!! they will be married in Arizona sometime in June.)
Well this week the fun was on Tuesday when we went and helped a sister in the ward move out of her house cause she was leaving for Utah and she just went through a divorce. But the moving was not the hard part at all it was the fact that we got the U-haul and 4 other trucks stuck in the snow and spent 3 hours just to get everything where they needed it to be to start moving. But the funny part is all of the 4 vehicles. I told them “they were going to get stuck if they go that way...” but no!.... people don't listen to the Elder from Arizona cause he does not know anything about snow and cars. So I just laughed at each person that said “I will be fine just watch”, and that is what I did was just watched every time they backed up and then slammed on the gas and got stuck in the snow. But it was a lot of fun to go do that and just help them out.
Well tonight we are going with A_ to teach his sister cause she said she wants to hear the lessons from the missionaries. So with this happening I hope that it will get A_ back up and wanting to come to church. But this has been a busy week for me. We have gone all over the place this week and done a lot of work here time is flying!! Well love you all! Hope you have a great week!
Love Elder Urry
(Jeff created the following message and sent to us later in the day on January 19th, 2015.)
Becoming a Better Teacher/Missionary
Revelation 3:19-20 Open up to the Spirit
We need to teach and correct people through love and not through any other way. And the best way to correct is by inviting them to change and then leading the way by example.
We need to listen for the Savior to knock at the door and let Him in. He is our best help and comforter and He just brings happiness to people. But we have to OPEN THE DOOR!
Doctrine and Covenants 14:5-8 Blessings of Obedience
If we will humble ourself and go to the Lord life will be much easier!
Seek for the good things in life that the Lord has to offer us and ask for strength to withstand temptation.
Endure through the hard times cause when you can push through and overcome a trial that is when you become stronger than before.
Faith is key to all the doors we have to go through cause if we have faith things will work out in the end for us.
Doctrine and Covenants 50:22 Teaching with Success
When teaching we need to have a love for the people and use the spirit to help us because if we do that we will both get something out of the lesson.
And when we teach and do not feel right or good about it, it is not what the Lord wanted us to say, we are just His tools when teaching He is the true teacher. We are the nail and He is the hammer we can’t work by ourselves we need the Lord to pick us up and guide us in the way we need to go. Just like a construction worker will lead the nail and hammer so it goes in the right place.
Matthew 16: 13-16 Help them gain strength in Faith
We need to help people understand and have a better testimony because it does not matter about what other people say. If you use their words you are not converted yourself. And that is the most important person to help. Before we try to help others we need to know for ourselves about what we teach.
Mom, PS: The letter was short cause the computers were not working this morning so I could not write much. I am doing better at the journal thing but I can still get better. I am doing it like every other day right now so that is better but not best. So I am working on that! Talk to you next week.
Love Elder Urry