Monday, April 11, 2011

April 4, 2011

Hey everyone... hope everything is going well and that you are all alright. i left some extra time today so that i could try and say everything that happened this past week it was a pretty good one!
First off i will talk about Conference! i think that this Conference was one of the best conferences that i have ever listened to! i could not believe how amazing it was!! The Saturday Session was really good i thought the Sister over the Primary that talked was really good... i was really touched by what she said it was so good to hear from her. the emotion and love that she showed while addressing us was wonderful i really felt the spirit while she was talking!
then the Elder i think was from the Quorum of the Seventy who Basically commited the whole world to be baptized... that was so cool! and something that i am going to do that he told less active members to do is Come Back to Church! i am just going to start inviting them all back to church no matter what... we will help them overcome their problems and they will understand the importance of church attendance and partaking of the sacrament... EVERY week not just when they feel like going... not just occasionally or on big holidays i want them all to come every week to partake of the sacrament to they can once again feel the peace and joy the savior can bring to them.
Priesthood session was intense i cannot wait to read those again next month in the ensign... it just makes me want to be better everyday in everything i do to magnify my calling and do the very best i can to live worthy to wear this badge with Christs name on it. oh it was so good.
Yesterdays Session was just as good as well! probably my most Favorite part cause it was all my favorite, but my most favorite part was when Elder Holland spoke... i was waiting and waiting for him to speak and then he was so powerful and oh man! i have now a greater appreciation for the prophet and apostles... what he said about them and how much they pray and fast jsut for us to know what we need to hear is so awesome!
Conference was all around the Highlight of the last few months i liked it alot!
The second best thing of the week was the part where we found a new investigator! Here we go... we parked the car getting ready to go knock a street that we had planned to knock and we get out of the car and are gettign all of our stuff together and here comes a man walking down the sidewalk. we stop him and talk to him about 10 minutes... we start talking about the Gospel and i invite him on a tour and he asked when... i said right now, and then next thing we know is we are getting in our cars and he is following us to the church! we start going on the tour and we ask him why he decided to go on the tour on such short notice... he said i dont know... something came over me and told me that i needed to go... i didnt even check to see if things were off in my house i just got in my car and followed you guys. i am usually a more reserved guy and i dont really open up to anyone but for some reason you guys are different... its almost as if you are angels... you guys could have taken me anywhere and i would have followed you guys, because i wanted to keep that feeling that you guys have with you. We explained what that was and took him on the tour and invited him to church, and then things started getting complicated he said that he is not sure his wife will be fully invested... we set up another appointment with him and he was really excited to meet with us again. He missed his appointment and we went by his house and he told us that his wife was not interested in what we talked with him about... He wanted to live with her forever but she didnt want to accept the gospel. he wanted it so bad... i wish there was more we could have done for him... i nkow that there was a reason that we ran into him and that he was so willing to come with us... maybe its just not his time right now, but i hope in the future that his wife will also want to be sealed to him forever... there seemed to be alot of talk about that in conference. it is so important! i know that we are guided everyday to these people and that if we cant get to them then hopefully the next missionaries will be able to make even more progress.
Something that was not very happy this week was the fact that a man tried to bash with us he started tearing down everything about us and i got really mad i tried not to let it show, but i eventually ended up telling him that he was wrong and that he cannot tell me that the Book Of Mormon isnt true without reading it... and that Joseph Smith Did restore the Gospel... i just testified to him and walked away... this has been happening a little more often lately.. this is what this area is known for... that is one of the reasons that i did not want to come here, but it has been strengthening me!!
Things are going well.
Hope Everything is well for you guys and that you had a good week i will talk to you later!
Love you all very very much and i miss you!
Love Elder Emery

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