Monday, October 3, 2016

October 3

Hello Again,

We were pretty busy in the office this week getting ready for transfers and auditing, so we didn't get to go out as much as I would have liked, but we did still have some good experiences.  Maybe I'll just share this one.

One of my favorites was with a new less active.  He randomly texted us on sunday evening and just asked if we could come and talk with him.  He thought that our number was still the number of an old missionary, but he was still glad to talk with us.  So we went over to visit him, and he came out and was really nice, and ready to talk about his faith and coming back to church.  He said that he had been thinking a lot about him not getting to go to church, and he said he really missed it and wanted to go back.  He is a manager at a restaurant and they aren't allowed to have a day off on sunday.  He hasn't been able to go back to church for a long time because of it.  But he said that he talked to his co-managers and they were willing to let him have the closing shift on sunday so that he could go to church.  It was really fun getting to talk to him and it was a testimony builder for me because he had realized that he needed to change, and had done his part, and God had done the rest.  Now he will be able to go to church every sunday,and he will be able to get ready to receive the priesthood, and eventually be married in the temple.

Sometimes following Christ takes courage, and we have to take the first few steps on our own, but then after that, after we really show our desire to do what God wants instead of what is easy, God will give us wings and take us the rest of the way.  Just remember that following God is not always easy, but is always worth it.

Love you all,

Elder Childs

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