Monday, June 20, 2011
Wk 84 June 13, 2011
Mom and Dad thanks for the letters and for President Groberg’s talk. I will print it out and read it.
We had an exciting week this week. Lots of hard work, and then we started this week with an awesome hike up into the Makato Mountains. We just got back, our whole district, from hiking to a place called Salimuno Falls. It was really beautiful and pretty nice for a change. Haha the sisters did awesome hiking. Our Indian sister decided to do the entire hike bare footed. She survived. (I had less faith in her than I should have:). This morning it rained really hard so as we hiked the sisters slipped and fell about 5 times each. They had a blast though.
This Friday is transfers. Nothing new happening there. I will be staying with my companion Elder Solis for another transfer. I like him so I am glad we will be together still. We work together pretty well.
So Heavenly Father's hand has been in our work a lot this last week. First off for me, he is teaching me the personal lessons that I need to learn in my life. I have been studying Character, Nature, and Christ-like attributes this past few weeks. It’s really awesome how tightly wound those principles and topics are. As we gain faith in Jesus Christ, our charity increases, as our charity increases we increase in patience and diligence. As we increase in diligence, our virtue increases along with our knowledge. It’s all just one big web of gospel character traits.
Last week as we were doing a little tracting "by the spirit" :). We met an awesome guy. He is the cousin of one of our branch members. We set up a time to teach him and his family and he accepted. We went over to their house on Saturday. Well it turns out that the non-member son lives in this house with the man we met and his wife. He helps take care of their Grandpa. We taught all of them. It was a great lesson and they were all really touched. I realized again how Heavenly Father loves this branch and is helping them.
This special sister shared her testimony in our Branch missionary correlation and once more the branch got to see the miraculous results of faith and the miracles that are happening in their branch.
We are super stoked to teach this family. I know that Heavenly Father loves each and every one of his children. He knows what is best for us. We just need to have a little faith in him.
I love you all, and talk to you again next week.
- Elder Kirschbaum