Monday, July 16, 2012

Sun, humidity, walking, and just great stuff.

Why hello there one and all! Sounds like everyone has had just a great week. I have had a wonderful time here this week too. We have just been doing a lot of contacting and trying to find new people to teach.

This week we found a few that I believe will be baptized. Specifically, Osc #2. He is an awesome kid that has had a pretty interesting past to just put it simply. He has done a few things that he shouldn't have done, but is ready and excited to change his allegiances. We had an awesome lesson with him this week in the chapel where the spirit was just so strong. Hopefully good stuff continues to happen with him and hopefully we can continue to find new people to teach.

On Friday we had a zone activity where everyone in the zone went to one of the areas here and just blitzed the whole area. The church is pretty new in this area and so we just all went and worked like crazy to find new people. Myself and 3 others got to set up a table in the sobres and talk with everyone that just passed by. It was pretty fun, but I got burnt burnt burnt! 4 hours of pretty much standing in the same position without sunscreen... oh yeah. Lots of fun. But I was pretty lucky, after we came back home I put on some good medicated lotion, a long sleeve shirt, and later in the night, took a nice cold shower. And I am pleased to announce that it worked and I no longer have a sunburn. The miracles of God!

So this week especially I have been trying to make myself not only a missionary of acts, but a missionary in my mind, my desires, and really just every aspect of my life. I have been studying a talk that I got while I was in Colorado which has just been perfect for what I needed to hear. There is one part that I just love that says,

"Just give it up. Surrender your will to Him. Unconditionally. Withhold nothing. Turn it all over to Him; all of your desires, wishes, dreams, and hopes. Be true and faithful in your head and in your heart, not just in your behavior. Trust in Him. Trust Him who knows all things. Trust Him who has all power. Trust Him whose love for you is perfect. Trust Him, who alone suffered, paid, and atoned for your sins, and for your weaknesses as well. Trust Him that He will make of you immeasurably more, than what you will ever, ever, in all eternity, make of yourself. He will create of you a masterpiece. You will create of you only a smudge. You will create an ordinary man, He will create a God."

Don't you just love that? This week this has been my goal to just turn it all over to Him, and it is incredible to see the difference that it has made. This is my invitation for each of your, turn your life over to Him, and He will make you incredible.

Well just know that I love you and that I am doing great! Have a wonderful week!

Elder Tommy Anderson

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