What a Week – Sept. 28th, 2015

We went into the family history center and went on to mormon.org and looked at what was new. We also watched the addiction videos. They are very intense and very real. I really recommend that people watch them. They are the only church videos I’ve seen with a disclaimer/warning that it’s not suitable for young children.
Then we had dinner with Sister Rayos, and she has four year old twins. And they are very friendly. We went to go find this family outside of town and it was dark so we missed the turn 3 times. Since we could not find their house we went back home before it got too late.
Then we had a long drive to the mission Office for a trainers meeting. But it was a good meeting with President Brown. One of the things he talked about is just ask members about their neighbors and report back to them about what you learned and to show them how serious you are about missionary work.
We helped the Coles move, they had a really small trailer so it took a lot of time and some really good packing skills to get it done. Then I finally met grandma, a very nice old lady that just loves the missionaries, and everyone in general. Once a week all the missionaries in the area come to her house and sing for her and talk with her, plus she just has a ton of candy at her house.

Sunday was our first Sunday in our own ward and we got to meet most of the ward and some investigators that apparently we have. It was a great fast and testimony meeting. One of the kids in the ward who is autistic started off by saying “wouldn’t it be funny if we cow tipped Hillary Clinton”. Then work into how we as a society are fine with saying things like that and how we need to be nicer to people, more Christ like. And not so mean to each other.

I really like my companion Elder Proffit, he’s a great guy. He goes home in January, so he knows what he is doing. Also he lives about an hour north of Seattle.
Plus this really stuck out to me this week. “The Savior thus becomes master of the situation–the debt is paid, the redemption made, the covenant fulfilled, justice satisfied, the will of God done, and all power is now given into the hands of the Son of God–the power of the resurrection, the power of the redemption, the power of salvation, the power to enact laws for the carrying out and accomplishment of this design. Hence life and immortality are brought to light, the gospel is introduced, and He becomes the author of eternal life and exaltation. He is the Redeemer, the Resurrector, the Savior of man and the world; and He has appointed the law of the gospel as the medium which must be complied with in this world or the next, as He complied with His Father’s law; hence ‘he that believeth shall be saved, and he that believeth not shall be damned.” I recommend that if you have time, to read Jesus the Christ (by Elder James E. Talmage).

Elder Austin Griffin
Ft. Collin, Colorado Mission

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