Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Elder Reeder - Obedience=Win

Feb 11, 2012

Hello Family!

I dont know if you all forgot to write... but there is no mail. Except Mauricio! Yeah! So i gues send me a letter and ill print it out in the afternoon. But i will not be able to respond ;(

This past week has been EXCELLENT. My companion and I are getting along really great. The obispo here is incredible (a returned missionary) and getting everybody working. And we are going to have a baptism this next saturday!! Today i am going to do my 1st baptism interview. I am not really sure what to do, my zone leaders sort of explained, but we will see how it goes. I am excited. The elders in the office have been struggling lately, but it was all for a baptism! That is what matters that they baptize. It doesnt matter how many lessons you have if you dont baptize.

Interesting experience. So we were getting ready to leave and work in the afternoon, and then we got a phone call from the sisters in my district. The told us they had ordered 8metros of wood and that it was all sitting out in front of their house on the street, and they needed us to go help them move all of it into their house..... WHAT??!!! This is during proselyting time. First think i thought, "why didnt you do that pday?" also, "why did you order it" and a bajillion other thoughts... Well, i figured we would help them just so they could get it down and go to work sooner. I called the Zone leaders, got the go ahead and we went a loaded wood for around 3 hours. We got done at 6. It pretty much ruined our days. While we were all hot and sweaty loading this wood, a scripture came to my mind. When Nephi cut off Labans head. The commandments say, thou shalt not kill. Yet God commanded Nefi to kill. How did he do it? Through the Holy Ghost. Nephi FELT that he should kill Laban. Note, he was not a prophet then, his dad was. AKA he was just like you or I and he received that revelation.

Thinking about this, i think i achevied understanding a lot more of why you shouldnt really judge people and what they are doing. Sometimes in special circumstances, rules get broken etc... But we should be like Jesus Christ, not like Pharisees. But there is a happy balance. Lately i feel our contacts have gone bad because we wake up a few minutes late, or go to bed a few late. They are little things, but we can control them and in produces big results.

Mother, I am thinking about buying some new proselyting pants, i have only one pair besides my suit pants. Also possibly an umbrella, and some socks, and maybe a shirt or two. (i have given a few away).

I love you all, Love Each Other!!!

Elder Reeder

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