Monday, September 14, 2015

Mansfield OH #14

Hello family,

So just another one of the weird weeks on the mission where the mission president told us not to email you till this day. Today was my Pday and I got to go to the Temple and that was my whole day. We drove to the Temple and went through our session and then drove back and were able to buy a few things to make it to make it to Monday. But that was my day and because today is my Pday I can now email you.

So last week what stood out was we were given a call to come visit a member who was on his death bed. When we got there we were asked to say a prayer with them and I'm not going to lie I was scared out of my mind. But I said a prayer with them and I felt the spirit even though the reason and environment was a little strange. Then we learned that he died the next day and that they were very thankful for us being there. What was funny was they didn't even remember my name but they remembered Elder Larsen's, so the spirit works in mysterious ways. But yea that was most definitely a first for me.

So investigator update for this week and last. Joe is doing really well and says that he can't prove the Book of Mormon wrong and that he wants to be baptized once he quits smoking. Which is a big step for him,next will be the Plan of Salvations. I met a former investigator with his uncle who is a less active member and that was awesome and weird at the same time. So Danny Rhea who is less active gave his testimony which was so powerful and I have no clue why he is less active at all. In fact that whole lesson was lead by him and I was just kind of there but to be honest I don't think I was meant to say anything. 

Also I had an really big testimony building experience this week. So we were biking along and a guy flags us down and then proceeded to bible thump us. In the end we stood there for three hours while this man told us that our church was false and why the trinity was really. He had a terrible argument bases and Elder Larsen did a good job at pointing out the holes in his argument. Any way it was a great faith builder because now I know even more that what we believe is true because in went and found those answers in the scripture and I prayed. Also before this happened I had prayed to gain a stronger faith in the things we teach and long behold we get bible thumped the next day. So a rude awakening answer to a prayer that helped a lot so I'm very happy right now. 

So that was what stood out in my week and I am sorry it took so long to respond. Sorry to hear that mom is getting sick and that Emma has that infection. Also happy very late Birthday Mom! I am a terrible son. I however love you all and wish you a great week and that you achieve your goals what ever they may be. Love you so very much and think about you oft.

Love Elder Young

Ohio Temple

Elder Larsen and Elder Young

Ohio Columbus Mission: Elder Young and his District

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