Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Happy Monday!

We went on exchanges with the Assistants this past Wednesday which is always a good time. I got to go out with Elder King and we had a lot of fun teaching together. We talked with everyone we came across so we had some really positive responses and some awkward moments as well haha. It's all part of the job.

We also had interviews with President and I always love getting a little bit of time with President and Sister Loveland. We talked a lot about the zone and they said that there is a lot of potential that is coming out and that's always something you want to hear.

Really cool experience! So we got a media referral this past week for a couple named Harley and Autumn and here is their story. Harley just got out a prison a couple weeks ago and while he was there, there was a member in that he became really close friends with. He realized that every single night before this guy would go to bed, he would pray and then read this book and he got super curious. When he asked him about it, the member started teaching him about the Book of Mormon and about the church. We got referred to him when he got out and we met him and have had 2 lessons with him already. He is awesome! He has committed to be baptized in December so we will see how things work out. He's all about change and his wife is semi interested but she'll come around sometime. I'm really excited to keep teaching him. Really great guy!

Also, George came to church again this past Sunday. He has been reading a lot and he had tons of questions. He had quite a few on the Word of Wisdom and we answered all of them and he was super satisfied with everything we taught. He told us that when he was 18 he was a body guard for Ludacris but quit. He said he was happy he quit cause if he didn't, he would have never found the church and met us. Super stoked about him. We are meeting up on Friday and that should be good!

A lot of blessings have been poured out on us this week. I know that as we recognize the blessings in our life, the happier we are. If you are not happy, give a prayer of pure thanks and then go on with your day. I promise it will change your outlook. I love y'all and hope all is well!

Elder Leavitt

Shout out to mom for the new suit! 
You don't see that everyday

Bentonville square all lit up

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Hey Fans!

It's been a great couple of days with the new comp Elder Czirr. He's been out one less transfer than me so together we should know what we are doing. We've been hitting it hard the past couple of days trying to get him around to all the investigators we have. I have some really high hopes for this upcoming transfer. We are getting along great so it makes the work that much better!

Yesterday was just a day of miracles for us so lets talk about that. 1st off, a less active that we invited back to church actually came and he was so happy!  He has been going through a lot of hard things in his life lately so he's been taking a step back from things. He came yesterday and he was so happy! His name is Steve and we are going to see him again this week.

In one of our wards, we had a primary program and that was amazing of course. So, a member named Brother Miller brought his friend George to church and George was soaking everything in like a sponge. He's been searching for the truth in his life for a long time and one day the spirit reminded him of Brother Miller. They knew each other in high school and George knew he was a mormon so after not speaking to each other for 5 years, he called him up. He loved everything about church and we are hoping to meet him this week! He said he has a crazy schedule but he will let brother Miller know when we can all have dinner together.

We have been looking for an Investigator named James for awhile now. He was the most solid investigator in this area and right before I got here he got evicted and no one could find him. Well, he showed up to church yesterday and said that he is ready to be retaught everything and be baptized! We are going to be seeing him a couple times this week now.

The Lord is truly blessing us and it's getting us both excited about the work. Only being devote to the will of God and being apart of His work can bring this kind of Joy into your life. I know this to be true. I hope y'all have a blessed week!

Elder Leavitt

We did a service project at a ranch. Enjoying nature!

We went to a cool museum on pday. This is our album cover pic.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Hey y'all it's been awhile!

So its another one of those transfer weeks this week which is why I'm emailing on a Wednesday. We got the calls last night and it looks like I'm going to be staying another one in Bentonville! Sadly, Elder Maddox won't be staying another one. He is actually just a skip across the way to Rodgers so I'll probably still see him like every pday which is great cause we still need to play Spike ball. He is actually going to be serving with Elder Chapman for his last one. He will be killing off my trainer which is crazy! I'm going to be getting Elder Czirr (Zeer) this next one and I've seen him a couple times but don't know much about him so we will see what happens!

We had a pretty great week this week though! A highlight was that President Loveland came out with us last night to visit an investigator that we had an appointment with. We got there and he wasn't home but his mother-in-law answered the door so we taught her instead! She committed to read the Book of Mormon and it was pretty cool. As we were leaving, our investigator pulled up so we taught him there too and it was a super solid lesson on the importance of the Book of Mormon. We are planning on going back and teaching both of them soon.

I'm looking forward to seeing what this next transfer has in store. I have developed such a strong testimony on the fact that God knows who he needs and where he needs them. You don't have to be a missionary to see that the Lord is directing you and leading you to places and people that He needs you to influence. Love you all!

Elder Leavitt
My zone

Huge event we went to and talked to SO many people.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Hey guys! Another successful week in Bentonville.

This past week, we got to take a charter Bus up to Kansas City to go to the Temple there and it seriously was exactly what I needed. It was cool to see a lot of missionaries I haven't seen in a long time there too so there were some great reunions. The temple there is so beautiful and I received a lot of amazing revelation there.  Also, the Liberty Jail site is super close to the temple so we got to go on a tour over there too. We didn't get home until later so it was just a whole day of the temple and hanging out on the bus. It was a great trip!

In other news, this weekend there was a baptism in our district and we got to take one of our investigators there. His name is Micah, he's 15, and lives across the street from our apartment. The missionaries have been talking to him for awhile and he loves church and everything. We took him to the baptism and he was just asking the whole time when he could be baptized. We have a date with him for November 12th if he shows that he is committed and ready. We are hoping that all goes well!

As a side note: I turned 20 this past week and it's kind of a crazy feeling... Hopefully it will feel a little more real later on. Anyway, I hope everyone had a great week and thanks for all the birthday packages and letters and emails. Y'all are #1. Love ya and have a blessed week!

Elder Leavitt

Carving pumpkins at a members home

The ward sang Happy Birthday to Elder Leavitt

Liberty Jail

Kansas City temple trip