Monday, March 11, 2013

Hey Mom,
That's so sweet! Everyone is leaving on missions! Crazy. Life in the OPM is going awesome. We are still in a little teaching drought, but we have a few potentials that look pretty potential. How's Shelby doing? Does she leave for Texas this week? So we went to the Portland aquarium last week. It was really lame. I took a picture of the coolest part for you guys. Today, we are going to OMSI. I don't know what it stands for, but it's a sweet science museum with a mythbusters exhibit right now. I'm pretty stoked!  
   You guys should send some pictures! I want to see your temple pictures. So we get to go to the temple once every three months. We went in January and it was awesome. It's such a beautiful temple. The weather seems to be getting nicer. The other day, we were cooking in our black suits, but we can't take them off until general conference. 
  So our days basically consist of a couple hours of tracting and visits to less active and active members. We don't really have investigators, so we are really seeking referrals and investigators through tracting. We're definitely doing a lot of finding. We have the usual people that we see every week. Caroline is our one recent convert. She lives in an assisted living home, and we are helping her work toward the temple here in a couple months. She is awesome. We are also working with a guy that is trying to give up an addiction. we had a really neat experience with him this last week. So as we were preparing to teach him, I felt like we should share Alma 24. This is when the anti-nephi-lehis are converted to the gospel. They want so badly to refrain from evil that they bury their weapons. Of course there would be reasons or excuses to not bury them (like maybe self defense), but they were willing to trust in the Lord and give it all up. By doing this, they were saved spiritually, and were a great example to the Lamanites, which resulted in mass Lamanite conversion. So the cool part about this story is that before we told him what we were going to share, he said he just finished reading ALma 23 in his personal study. We were able to read the next chapter with him, and it really hit him hard. We all have our own spiritual weapons. What are we willing to do to bury them? The promptings of the Holy Ghost are so sweet.
  I haven't really eaten anything interesting.
  How was the musical? Can you send some pictures?
Well, you guys have a great week. 
Peace out
E. Daniel -- 

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