Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Letter #59 8-25-2015 Fort Collins Colorado

Hey Everyone!!
Mom happy Birthday!!!!!!! Hey Kyson man I want to see you when I get home buddy so don't do crazy things like that man! Haha And dad that is crazy what happen to your plane. 
Well the reason for writing today instead of yesterday is cause yesterday we had a mission conference with everyone and Elder Jorge F. Zeballos Of the Seventy he spoke in last conference his talk was "If you will be responsible." Well before I talk about that he wanted to get photos with each of the zones in the mission. And for those who don't know what zones are, there is the mission which is the Fort Collins Colorado mission then there are zones and there are 9 zones in this mission and I am in the Fort
Collins zone right know. Well after that photo he wanted to meet each of us and say hi and know where we are from. So I go through the line and he is getting everyone's name for the most part but then I get to him and shake his hand and his first words are "oh boy ummmm" hahaha did not let me tell him for a minute or two then he is like "ok tell me I give up" haha. But was a supper nice man and same with his wife.
 So before this meeting we were ask to study his last talk from conference and chapters 2 and 4 of preach my gospel to help prepare for this meeting. Well most of it was on being prepared and following the spirit and being responsible. And what really stood out to me is a story our mission president told.
 So he said, one day he was going to go with the missionary's in this area to teach a lesson to a investigator and that morning he read chapters 10 and 11 of Ether. And then he was done and he had things to do to get ready for the day. He then felt he should keep reading and he is like no I have stuff to do, this happened like 4-5 times and each time the prompting got stronger and stronger. Well he went on with his day and did not read on. That night came and he went out with the missionary's to this appointment and they were coming to the end of this appointment and Brother S_, the man they were teaching said "how can the Book of Mormon be the word of God with the way they write, God would never like this." So they tried to answers Brother S_ question, but had a hard time. That night ended and the next day President Brown started to read again and finds out he should have kept reading cause Ether 12:23-26 would have answered Brother S_ question perfectly. Here are the verses...

  23 And I said unto him: Lord, the Gentiles will mock at these things, because of our weakness in writing; for Lord thou hast made us mighty in word by faith, but thou hast not made us mighty in writing; for thou hast made all this people that they could speak much, because of the Holy Ghost which thou hast given them;
24 And thou hast made us that we could write but little, because of the awkwardness of our hands. Behold, thou hast not made us mighty in writing like unto the brother of Jared, for thou madest him that the things which he wrote were mighty even as thou art, unto the overpowering of man to read them.
25 Thou hast also made our words powerful and great, even that we cannot write them; wherefore, when we write we behold our weakness, and stumble because of the placing of our words; and I fear lest the Gentiles shall mock at our words.
26 And when I had said this, the Lord spake unto me, saying: Fools mock, but they shall mourn; and my grace is sufficient for the meek, that they shall take no advantage of your weakness;

And he said after reading these verses,  he felt so bad for not listening to those promptings and going on and just reading some more. 
But here we can learn as Missionaries when we study to go by the spirit in what to study, listen to the promptings of the spirit and follow them, cause then you will be prepared for the day and be able to help others in the way the Lord needs you to help.
Well much love

Elder Urry

PS:
This week me and Elder Tapia were together on exchanges and look at what we were able to catch!!! They are everywhere here!!!!



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