Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February 3 Texas Freeze

Hello all you lovely wonderful people! Hope your week has been good! There has been a cold front through Texas where this part of Houston actually got ice and sleet which is CRAZY! Everyone was freaking out! School was canceled 24 hours in advance and the entire town just shut down. There were a ton of car accidents that could have been avoided easily if cars would just slow down a little. Members everywhere were calling us and telling us that it would be a good idea if we could stay inside and just be out of the cold....

I know this sounds like a terrible thing, but it was fantastic!! Yes, it was a little colder than normal, but everyone was hanging out at home so we were able to talk to a ton of people. The roads were really not bad at all and everyone was very happy to help us. Plus we are hoping this means less mosquitos this coming summer! Last summer was ridiculous! 

(Keep in mind the coldest it got was 32 degrees during the day. The night was a bit colder.. but not much.) Haha.. It is just so funny to me thinking about being at school with ice and snow and not even having a 2 hour delay. 

So this was a productive week! We saw a lot of Less actives and are starting to get to know them better. One of them Sister Christensen is taking us out for dinner tonight! :)

Another cool story from this week.

We have a guy in the Young Single Branch preparing to go on a mission whose name is Steven. He goes with the elders all the time and absolutely loves it. A little while ago the elders gave him a challenge to find people for the missionaries to teach. He didn't have any idea how to do this and decided to pray and figure out what he could do to help. He decided to always have pass along cards with him and a book of mormon or two. 

He works a a movie theater and one day he was talking to one of the other workers and religion came up. He thought about the cards that he had and decided to give her one inviting her to look the website. She said that she might and they never really talked about it again.

So last week the other sisters in the Clear Lake 2nd ward got a media referral from the church website. They went and met the girl and asked how she came to the website to request missionaries to come over. And that is when they found out that Steven was the one that gave her a card. Now it has led to her and her aunt and uncle being taught about the gospel!!! 

Moral of the story? 
Any effort you make to share the gospel will work. God will bless your efforts and help you to see the blessings! Don't be afraid to tell people about our Heavenly Father. He loves us and wants us to show that love to others. Everyone needs to know about the great plan He has for us! 

The church is true. God lives. Jesus Christ is His real and living son who atoned for us so that we don't have to suffer if we just accept him and keep the commandments. He loves you. He knows you and He will help you.

Mosiah 7:33

"But if ye will turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart, and put your trust in him, and serve him with all diligence of mind, if ye do this, he with, according to his own will and pleasure, deliver you out of bondage."

I testify that this is true. I love all ya'll!
Have a great one!
-Sister Earl

(Good luck Elder Earl!! I look forward to seeing your email next week from your new myldsmail account!! The MTC is lucky to have you!) 

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