Letter from Michael 3-30-2015- 16 Months on Mission
We finally got the car fixed on Friday. We drove it down that night to the office to swap it for a brand new car. I guess the one we had is going to be sold. So again most of our appointments canceled since we couldn't reach them. We did a lot of tracting and contacting. After we got the car things just went so much better. On Friday we only had 5 lessons but by Sunday we had 17. We had another one of Edwin's friends came to church on Sunday. Esther who is on date also came. Sunday morning I was asked to give a talk of fasting. Two people did not show up to give their talks. It happens almost every week here. They are always conveniently sick the day of.
"I suppose I am talking to some who have had worry and trouble and heart burnings and persecution, and have at times been caused to think that they never expected to endure quite so much. But for everything that has occurred to you which you thought evil at that time, you will receive fourfold, and that suffering will have had a tendency to make you better and stronger and to feel that you have been blessed. When you look back over your experiences you will then see that you have advanced far ahead and have gone up several rounds of the ladder toward exaltation and glory...
Take it individually or take it collectively, we have suffered and we shall have to suffer again; and why? Because the Lord requires it at our hands for our sanctification."
- Lorenzo Snow
Part of letter to his mom:
Investigators we have not been able to see many of them. We had a great lesson with Selena and her husband, William. The power went out so we taught the plan of salvation. William really enjoyed it and is looking forward to us teaching more about the gospel of Jesus Christ. The attendance was very poor this Sunday. People act like it is the most difficult thing in the world to come to church. We have tons of less active work to do. Most of the members live far away though. The weather is getting a bit cooler and it rains every now and then.
Part of letter to his dad:
Yes, I am stoked for conference. I appreciate them much more than I used to. Only Esther and Ezra came to church. Esther is on date for baptism.