Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Well, I've officially completed my sister mission this past week but lucky for me, I get another 6 months to serve the Lord! I'm really thankful for all that I've learned in this short period of time and I know I've still got a whole lot to learn so I better get on it!

We were seriously so blessed this past week! We have still been meeting with Chayce and he has been progressing so well! We got to meet up a couple of times this past week and we even gave him a tour of the church before Sunday. We were a bit nervous about the word of wisdom with him but we taught it to him and he told us that he quit smoking months ago and has always hated the taste of tea and coffee and wasn't a huge alcohol kind of guy! So, now he's on track to be baptized at the beginning of February if all keeps going well. When we did the church tour, Chayce brought one of his friends named Hailey and after we gave our lesson, she had a ton of questions about the church. Naturally, we taught her the Restoration and gave her a Book of Mormon. She said her dad is super against the church but we invited her to the next lesson we have with Chayce so we will see how that turns out!

We were welcoming people to church on Sunday and the Miller family walks. Their daughter who is a senior this year comes in with one of her friends who wants to learn more about the church! His name is Wesley so we couldn't help but make 'The Princess Bride' references. This kid is incredible! He loves how involved members are in the church and he kept saying that our gospel was a "Living Gospel" that doesn't just ask people to accept Christ and then move on. We went over to the Miller home after church and taught Wesley the Restoration and wow it was such a powerful lesson. One of the best lessons I've been a part of in a long time! Wesley had so many great questions and he is so prepared to know if it's all true. We set a date with him also for February. We are excited to keep working with him.

I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I have grown to have such a seriously love for the scriptures. They are literally words from God for us. If God wrote you a letter to help you out in your life, would you just let that letter sit on your nightstand or in your living room without actually reading it through? Maybe you'll read a couple words of the letter and then not pick it up for awhile or maybe strive to start reading it and then get discouraged and start over 50 times. If you haven't started a serious study of the Scriptures yet, do it now. The Lord has already provided us with the answers. You just have to find them.

I hope everyone has been having a great New Year! We are super blessed here in Arkansas. Love y'all and hope all is well!

Elder Leavitt

Dinner in the Hill's home

We met an amateur WWE wrestler named Dusty Gold

Getting prepared to teach Wesley

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